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  Who Could Do Such A Thing
by Mr. Ed
Thursday, April 19, 2012
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“Her head was slumped between the porch rails of an abandoned house.

I inched my flashlight over her face, or where her face should have been.

It was... it looked like... I thought… she had been mauled, or scalped,

Or perhaps, even set on fire. Who could do such a thing?”


A Fellow Pet Rescuer



Music: Needing A Friend



Who could do such a thing

The answer is, we humans

The horror stories continue

I now doubt they’ll ever end


Pet Rescuers all across America

Are now finding dogs like this one

Our abysmal apathy is now growing

Our compassion and our caring is done


This suffering, throw-away, canine, has Mange

This awful disease, has been eating away her face

I so sadly wonder how many saw her, and did nothing

What horrendous shame has now befallen our human race


Very luckily for this dog, she was finally found by the right person

Who compassionately got her needed medical attention right away

This canine had been someone’s loyal companion and faithful friend

Instead of getting her some help, they simply abandoned her one day


Who could do such abysmal things to Man’s Best Friend?

The horrific answer these days is far too many of we humans

These god-awful neglect and abuse stories, are increasing

And I, for one, now very sadly doubt that they will ever end


Not that long ago, I myself, found a canine

That was lying in a curb, riddled with mange

So I picked him up and I put him in my truck

And the many passers-by thought I was strange


Just last week, on a busy California thoroughfare

A loyal dog stood guard over her run-down friend

I had tears in my eyes watching dozens of motorists

So very callously passing right by them, without end


And very often today, when I’m chasing a left behind

I think I’m in some impoverished, third world country

The apathy of our nation towards its suffering residents

Now brings feelings of immense shame and sorrow to me




©The Extremely Sad Spring of 2012, Mr. Ed




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Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 4/20/2012
Worse than any Horror movie written!!!
*Mr Ed* Blessings in Abundance to the
one's who care!!!!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by jude forese 4/20/2012
horrible ... just horrible ...
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 4/20/2012
My thoughts as well. What kind of people commit these atrocities? I wouldn't want to be their friends. Keep up the good fight. Unfortunately, I think you may be fighting a losing battle as we city dwellers remove ourselves further and further from the source of our being, mother nature.

Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 4/19/2012
First I thought you were writing from a third world country and as I kept reading the poem I saw you mentioning "Third World" then I realized that callousness is spreading like a desert in all corners of the world, and most seriously, in the landscape of humanity. Deeply touchin poem.
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 4/19/2012

Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 4/19/2012
Mr. Ed how can it be ~ she is so emaciated. Glad she is
getting the care she needs. Tears ""
Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 4/19/2012
I had no idea mange could be so severe. Could they save the dog's eyesight? Humans are offense to pigs. Patrick
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 4/19/2012
The photo broke my heart Ed, How can anyone be this cruel.

Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 4/19/2012
One of the very reasons, that sometimes death is a welcome thing, the immensity of cruelty to creatures, any and all, despite heroic efforts of some real human beings, things seem to get worse. I feel like Ruan at times, out of frustration to change things for the better, but the inhumanity is overwhelming, I have witnessed enough cruelty in my life, to human and animal, to make me think, even the nicest of lifes things banal, you as I said before, are a real Mensch, that makes me still care. Bless ya my friend!
Reviewed by John Flanagan 4/19/2012
we've lost the plot completely
and we deserve everything we get;
i am so ashamed looking at this plight
and suffering
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/19/2012
There is no such thing as the HUMAN race anymore, because to be truly human is to be compassionate...& there are few out there that are that anymore...a horrific picture, not something I wanted to see first thing in the morning...e
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 4/19/2012
The more I know about humans the more I love animals....I do hope one day this all turns around....but like you, I doubt it ever will! Some humans are completely without a heart!

Reviewed by m j hollingshead 4/19/2012

ghandi was right

Reviewed by Laura Fall 4/19/2012
Oh my God as I am totally speechless and this is a very heartbreaking write and WRONG!! What a cruel world indeed Laura
Reviewed by Andy Turner 4/19/2012
And this is the most civilised country in the world?
Though I guess it is pandemic.
Reviewed by Ruan Mills Burke 4/19/2012
There are no words for this.
If I were to try to express my rage and disappointment in the human race, at their sheer lack of compassion, I Would end up Killing Someone!
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