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  From The Highways To The Forests
by Mr. Ed
Friday, July 20, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.

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“People just don’t get it or just don’t care.

It doesn’t matter where you abandon a pet,

It’s a horrendous act of cruelty and murder.”




From the highways to the forests

We find more abandoned pets today

Their numbers are hideously increasing

They give us love; we throw them away


A week doesn’t go by, these truly abysmal days

When we don’t get another call, about another one

“There is an abandoned dog on the side of the road,

It’s starving and it’s injured, dying out there in the sun.”


“There is a crippled old dog wandering in the forest,

She’s skin and bones and now so terrified of mankind;

I tried to catch her, but she scurried away into the brush,

Someone has got to help her; I think she may be going blind.”


“I was jogging down by the river just yesterday morning,

When I saw a guy toss six puppies from the back of a van;

I was able to catch two of them before they ran off in terror,

If you want to look for the rest, they are all tiny, dirty, and tan.”


“I was walking my dog in my neighborhood late last night,

When I saw a pathetic looking dog digging through the trash;

I called it, but it took off and crawled inside an old warehouse,

If you want to help it before it dies of starvation, get out here fast.”


And right now, we’re attempting to rescue a mange ridden dog

That sleeps in the bushes outside a church, and wanders in a forest

He won’t survive much longer, and he doesn’t trust any human now

We believe that he was abused then abandoned, just like all of the rest


From the highways to the forests,

We find more abandoned pets today;

Their numbers are hideously increasing,

They give us love, and we throw them away.



©July 2012, Mr. Ed

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Reviewed by Keith Rowley 7/22/2012
Heartbreaking. There is no cure for the hardness of some human hearts. Well said Mr. Ed.
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 7/21/2012
Can you feel my tears *Mr Ed*
the sadness is overwhelming

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 7/21/2012
We are the true monsters ... UGH!! This should never happen to a dog, OR a cat, or ANY animal!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :( Tears!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 7/20/2012
It is a sad commentary on our "civilized" and "modern" society when such things continue to happen. A German shepherd was found in a dumpster in Vancouver yesterday, full of all sorts of injuries. It later died in animal hospital. There is an investigation going on but the point is such things ought not to ever occur. Thank you, Ed. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Budd Nelson 7/20/2012
You give us a sad but truthful tale of woe for one of our dearest companions on this earth.
Reviewed by John Domino 7/20/2012
Q. If a dog is MAN'S BEST friend. What has MAN become to the dog?

A. Man has not gone to the dogs. Man is now 10 steps below the DOGS!
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 7/20/2012
When we're gone, some of those abandoned dogs will turn into great hunters and live on like wolves without us to depend on.

Reviewed by T Jett (Reader) 7/20/2012
I will never understand how cruel people can be when there are options available. So sad!
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 7/20/2012
Oh My God!!!!! Instant tears once again! How can human hearts be so cold! They're not human that's how!

Reviewed by Odin Roark 7/20/2012
If only some would get off our narcissistic pedestals and "do the right thing". As Socrates proffered, "The unexamined life is not worth living" suggesting in the case of your poem, it is truly time for a lot of hubris people to pack it in and find an anonymous location to bury themselves... preferably very deep, beyond where weathered and tragic paws might dig.
Reviewed by John Flanagan 7/20/2012
you'd have to have a heart of stone not to be
moved by that picture and yet it seems many hearts
are made of nothing else; Ed, never give up.

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 7/20/2012
Suffice to say, mankind SUCKS at loving of their pets...e

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