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· Three Tiny Terrified Souls

· Their Abysmal Fourth of July

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  Dog Is My Teacher, Part II
by Mr. Ed
Sunday, November 13, 2011
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“The more I see of mankind,

The more I admire my dogs.”


Alphonse de Lamartine



The horror stories, just get worse

The atrocities, we humans perform

I grieve every day now, for humanity

Instead of kindness, cruelty is our norm


A young lady, out jogging in the big city

Her very faithful canine, right by her side

As they pass by an old dumpster in an alley

Her dog stops, stares at it, and starts to whine


The young woman lifts the heavy dumpster lid

And discovers several tiny, dead puppies inside

Miraculously, one of them, is still clinging to life

She quickly lifts him out of there, and starts to cry


His eyes are crusted shut, and his breathing is labored

He’s emaciated and bald, inflicted with terrible mange

She quickly takes him to an animal hospital in the city

Where this innocent creature struggles to survive today


Apparently, someone owning a female dog, that had pups

Couldn’t be bothered to care for her tiny newborn offspring

So, they nonchalantly tossed all of them, into this dumpster

Every day now when I wake, I know new horrors it will bring


This innocent, discarded, puppy, owes its life, to another dog

If another canine hadn’t felt compassion, it too, would be dead

Canines continue to teach we human beings, how to live our lives

And horridly, my very own species, continues to fill me with dread



©November 2011, Mr. Ed


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Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 12/9/2011
Wouldn't you like to just choke the shit out of these morons? Man I sure would. Animal cruelty laws are pathetically toothless. Patrick
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 11/20/2011
OMG :(
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 11/14/2011
so damn insane!
Reviewed by John Flanagan 11/14/2011
We inflict such misery.
We're lost children, Ed...lost.

Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 11/14/2011
This is too horrible to grasp! The more I know about human cruelty, the more I want to isolate myself from them! Animals are much better company...they don't judge, they have compassion, they're loyal and many humans do you know like this?

Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 11/13/2011
God Bless the Caregivers and the Teachers!!!
~*Mr. Ed*~
Amid the prayers and the tears!!!!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 11/13/2011
This poem is a wake-up call and reflects much sadness. May we humans all grow in wisdom and humility, and...please don't give up!
Reviewed by Darryn Murphy 11/13/2011
Very good point the natural world can teach us a lot take care
Reviewed by Joy Hale 11/13/2011
I have read many of your poems, but I was deeply touched by this offering and cried many tears over it. How horrible some uncaring people can be; someone would have loved the pups, but they didn't even have the chance to see if they could find a loving home. We DO learn from our animals and every single one is precious.

Joy L. Hale
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 11/13/2011
ANYBODY who treats an animal (dog, cat, or otherwise) ought to be horse-whipped with every square inch of their lives! There is NO call for this: NONE! So happy someone came along that cared, but prayers for the puppy; I pray it survives! So sad!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :( +Tears!+
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 11/13/2011
Not to forget the young lady that took the dog to the vet, she deserves some recognition as well...e
Reviewed by Laura Fall 11/13/2011
Oh my this is such a touching write as animal abuse must end it is so heartbreaking Laura
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 11/13/2011
It is a real shame to see this is happening each and every day to the innocent animals who only want to give love

Newfie Love, Rose
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 11/13/2011
Ed. Should we send apology to nature for being a cruel species called mankind? I think we should. Profound lesson and compassion from a canine. We have to learn from our dogs.
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