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  Outcast In The Night, Part II
by Mr. Ed
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.

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“If we see cruelty, or wrongdoing, or suffering,

That we have the power to stop, and we do nothing,

We make ourselves complicit in the crime.”


Anna Sewel


Music:  God Help The Outcasts


He is breaking our hearts

This Shadow in the night

Abandoned and abused

Now consumed with fright


He has now become even more terrified

Now, that animal control, is pursuing him

Many people have cursed his very presence

But we cannot let their abysmal cruelty, win


Sadly, some of these haters, have dogs themselves

They have all chased this outcast, out of their yards

“We don’t want that mangy mutt hanging around here!”

The outcast haters today, make rescuing them, very hard


Someone even called the police on us

As we huddled in the dark, with our traps

But this has been happening more frequently

On outcasts and advocates, they now launch attacks


So, we have now enlisted the assistance

Of several volunteers in his neighborhood

We convinced them that helping is not hard

‘Doing Something’ today, can promote good


I cannot even count the number of outcasts right now

And they are so sadly increasing, all across our nation

I know that we cannot possibly help every one of them

But assisting this one, will now give many more, elation


If we can finally rescue him from the mean city streets

We now have several kind souls offering to pay his vet bills

And several more, have now offered to provide him a home

I pray that he’ll allow us to help him - tonight, he’s out there still



©April 2012, Mr. Ed






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Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 4/20/2012
Soon I pray...Shadow will allow
his healing to take place!!!
*Mr Ed* Blessed be the healers!!!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 4/19/2012
Shadow your beautiful. Come to Mr. Ed or someone today.
Hope you don't have to be out there alone.
Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 4/19/2012
Here's hoping. Patrick
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 4/19/2012
I pray he comes to you, Ed...bless his precious heart!!!!!

Reviewed by T Jett (Reader) 4/18/2012
if only these people would assist in capturing him, they wouldn't have to worry about him in they're yard and Shadow would finally be safe and cared for. Sad and cruel. Good luck with Shadow, Ed ...
Reviewed by Ruan Mills Burke 4/18/2012
People can be such fools! Can they not see that the sooner they help you catch him the sooner he will have no need to "Hang around there"!
My heart goes out to him.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 4/18/2012
so sad:(
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 4/18/2012
Many,many human souls wandering the dark of night too, love, and loyalty escapes them, for they have not looked passed their selfishness. Bless you Ed!
Reviewed by Laura Fall 4/18/2012
Oh my how sad and sure hope that this poor animal finds a loving home and that all animals remain in good homes and do not become an outcast because there are far to many now as always such a moving write Laura
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/18/2012
He may be scared & such but he is giving you all a run for the money, so he must be a pretty smart guy...good luck & I hope you catch him before animal control...e
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 4/18/2012
I pray Shadow will be captured by the love and support that surround wonder, what has this dog been through? Heartbreaking~
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 4/18/2012
can only hope he begins to trust soon,

ghandi was right

Reviewed by John Flanagan 4/18/2012
"I cannot even count the number of outcasts right now"
..and on the rise..

i can't say more, Ed


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