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  Another Outcast In The Night
by Mr. Ed
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.

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“Animal abandonment is an extremely cruel and horrid human act,

And unfortunately, it’s happening every day, in every part of America.

Just take a drive into the country, or a journey into the closest city,

You're bound to see both dogs and cats being left behind to fend for themselves.”


Sherri Thornhill


We have named him ‘Shadow’

Yet another outcast in the night

Left behind by his uncaring family

Now filled with loneliness and fright


We followed him for several nights

After dark, he wanders the shadows

Searching for some food and sanctuary

Terrified of anyone that he doesn’t know


Just the other night, we got fairly close to him

This starving outcast, so very close to trusting

Then, his survival instinct took over, and he ran

Such torment to these outcasts, we humans bring


And today, we are now in a race against time

Hoping to catch Shadow before the pound can

Animal Control already made several attempts

If they do corral him, it’s lethal injection by man


We have convinced someone to put food out at night

If we can establish a routine, we can hopefully trap him

And if we are able to, we’ll be saving one more innocent life

Pet Abandonment - It’s On The Rise – It’s Our Modern Day Sin



©April 2012, Mr. Ed





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Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 4/19/2012
They are creatures of habit given the opportunity. Hopefully your food routine is successful. Patrick
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 4/17/2012
Shadows in the night...not all bad
this one fury with love to give!!!
*Mr Ed* to the rescue....

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 4/17/2012
Shadow come to me into the night....thoughts are with you all..hope the next poem will be good news Ed!
Reviewed by Andy Turner 4/17/2012
Quite an incredible journey. He'll be Ed-ward bound.

Best of luck matey!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/17/2012
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 4/17/2012
Oh so much to grapple with, and it's a path to healing as you spread this extraordinary awareness through your words!
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 4/17/2012
This dark shadow should remind us of ours, bless ya!
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 4/17/2012
keep us posted on this poor guy--thank you for all you do
Reviewed by jude forese 4/17/2012
Shadow is living up to his elusive name ... animals of leery of humans to begin with, once they've been abused it must be very difficult to recapture their trust ...
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 4/17/2012
Shadow, a gift of love is waiting for you.
Mr. Ed ~ A heart of warmth and compassion.
Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by John Flanagan 4/17/2012
"...Terrified of anyone that he doesn't know"

that, for me, is the killer, that an animal is
reduced to that

Soldier Ed, soldier on!

Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 4/17/2012
Heartbreaking! Thank God for you!

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/17/2012
Its hard to believe that these animals can come back from these traumas...that they can be great and loving companions again, but with all your animals you have shown the rest of us it can be done...e
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 4/17/2012
'Pet Abandonment - It’s On The Rise – It’s Our Modern Day Sin' YES, it is

hope he can trust a little before it is too late

ghandi was right


Reviewed by Laura Fall 4/17/2012
Oh this is so heartbreaking and wrong, I lived in an Abusive marriage a long time and being hit and pushed around I can only imagine how these poor animals have had enough and feel being mistreated ,as always a touching write Laura
Reviewed by Ruan Mills Burke 4/17/2012
Sin seems such a mild-mannered word for the fear and misery that people put these animals through. These people seem to have forgotten what love and loyalty means.

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