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  Invisible
by Mr. Ed
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.

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“From beasts we scorn as soulless,

In forest, city, and den,

The cry goes up to witness,

The soullessness of men.”

M. Frida Hartley

 

Pray that your pet will never get lost

Because very few today will help him

Some claim that we’re God’s children

Me? I think that the Devil has moved in

 

All the horrors I see today sicken me

As does the cruelty of our human race

And our apathy and our self-centeredness

Are now horrendously on the rise these days

 

This poor canine stood trembling at a school

Emaciated, starving, now barely able to stand

He was hoping for a little compassion, from us

Instead, beings like him, are now invisible to man

 

A hundred human beings were gathered at this school

Parents, their young children, and school teaching staff

None of them had the time or the inclination to help him

This canine in need was invisible, as they all rushed past

 

Luckily for him, one person took pity on this starving abandoned soul

She quickly rushed home, and she returned with some food and water

Another human soon mocked this woman for her compassionate action

“Oh, Christ! It’s only a damned dog!” and she laughed, as did her daughter

 

‘Old Duke,’ as we are now calling this abandoned, starving, emaciated canine

Has been taken to an animal hospital to treat his maladies and end his suffering

Today, only one in a hundred human beings seem willing to help their neighbor

We have lost our souls and we teach our children not to care; this is our humanity

 

 

 

A ‘Chip-In’ Has Now Been Established,

For Anyone Wishing To Help In His Care;

No Being Should Endure What Duke Has,

Yet, There Are So Many Like Him, Out There.

        

 
Chip-In For Duke


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Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 5/30/2012
Ed love what you do for the helpless it's just so difficult at times for me to read you because it's heartbreaking.
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 5/28/2012
No being should endure what Duke has...God bless this woman
who cared..and for all the people who watched her tend
lovingly to Duke...may they heed and 'chip-in'

Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 5/28/2012
blessings to this woman--shame on all the rest
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 5/26/2012
I watched Houston animal police the other day. Animal neglect should be a serious crime, as criminal as neglecting children.

Ron
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 5/25/2012
Turn away from helpless
creatures great or small
and become invisible to
God's vision for you....


Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 5/25/2012
“Oh, Christ! It’s only a damned dog!” and she laughed, as did her daughter"

From out of the mouths of people who shouldn't be allowed to reproduce.....cuz p
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 5/25/2012
So tragic....

Anna
Reviewed by Laura Fall 5/25/2012
As always such a moving write and sad for so many animals living this way Laura
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 5/24/2012
A warning to us all to care deeply, to have more compassion ~
Angels like you are extending the invitation to compassion, extending your hands and hearts through every means you have, through this dark night!
Love,
Christine
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 5/24/2012
It's only an animal Ed, you see when highly trained proffessionals people with so called brains, can cut a dog open, spray poison in it's eyes, or make them drink it, etc,etc, or a do it to a little mouse, and so on, that lady, and I use the term loosely, it's only a dog, well, you see, it's not brains, there is a lot of brain power out there, but heart, compassion, they don't teach that in higher learning do they. Bless your soul, I shall send a small amount on the end of the month, and you, I send a big hug for caring.
Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Budd Nelson 5/24/2012
Mr. Ed,
would it not be justice for those whocan so easily ignore the helpless to endure their fate.
Budd
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 5/24/2012
how is he doing? if i were closer, he would be welcome in the dog yard out by the barn, i don't understand those who can waltz by and ignore, says a lot

ghandi was right

m
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 5/24/2012
ED ...

MAYBE I'M WRONG, BUT I THINK OF MAN'S INHUMANITY TO MAN ...
E.G. SO MANY 'BEGGARS' WITH SIGNS ON ST. CORNERS, WE'VE BECOME CALLOUSED
AND UNTRUSTING, KNOWING SOME ARE 'PROFESSIONALS' BEING DROPPED OFF &
PICKED UP BY A 'BOSS' WHO GETS THE MONEY ...

BUT - ANIMALS ARE INNOCENT OF ANY SUCH 'DOINGS' !

GOD SAVE THEM!
Reviewed by John Domino 5/24/2012
Yes, this is sadness beyond belief. I just read a clip from a friend who expresses how not compassionate we are about our Senior citizens. Yes you can say we treat them like most people treat dogs these days.
Alone and forgotten. It this the wave of the future? God help us.
Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 5/24/2012
Crying, can't be helped this breaks my heart. I will never ever understand humankind and cold hearts that could possibly turn their back on this gentle creature. Thank Him above He sent an Angel to help Duke.

Blessings for Duke

Love and Light
Lily
Reviewed by Ruan Mills Burke 5/24/2012
We, as a race, have forgotten that animals have feelings too. We have forgotten that when all else fails us, our dog is still there.
I doubt the majority of the human race is capable of that kind of loyalty.
Reviewed by William Bonilla 5/24/2012
Thank You Ed
It's a great privilege to once again
be reading your caring words
Peace be with you

William
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 5/24/2012
So sorry for this and all dogs stuck in this predicament, and sorry too for the humans that ignored his obvious plea for help...e
Reviewed by JMS Bell 5/24/2012
IT'S NOT THAT YOUR 'CALL' DOESN'T TOUCH ME...BELIEVE ME, IT DOES. BUT RIGHT NOW I HONESTLY DON'T HAVE ANYTHING TO GIVE. HOWEVER, I HAVE JUST MADE A NOTE FOR MYSELF AND WHEN I CAN, I WILL. YOUR 'MINISTRY' IF VERY IMPACTING...I HOPE IT NEVER CEASES. AND, BY THE WAY...I KNOW YOU MUST HAVE SEEN IT ON THE NEWS; TWO STRAY PITTSBULLS WERE CROSSING A STREET, ONE GOT HIT AND KILLED. HE WAS MOVED TO THE SIDE OF THE STREET AND THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES WERE CALLED. HIS BUDDY DID NOT LEAVE HIM, BUT STAYED BESIDE HIM, NUZZELING HIS HIM AND WATCHING OVER HIM UNTIL THE AUTHORITIES CAME SOME 13 1/2 HOURS LATER AND REMOVED HIS BODY AND TOOK HIS BUDDY TO A SHELTER. THERE WAS AN OUTCRY OF HOW LONG THEY TOOK TO COME AND THERE HAS BEEN MANY INQUIRIES FOR HIS ADOPTION BUT THE SHELTER SAYS THAT PRESENTLY HE IS TOO WITHDRAWN TO BE CONSIDERED FOR ADOPTION(WELL OF COURSE HE WOULD BE)BUT THEY ARE SLOWLY TRYING TO HELP HIM. THIS WAS A HEARTWRENCHING SCENE BUT TO ME, IT SUBSTANTIATED HOW ANIMALS HAVE SO MUCH FEELINGS WE CAN RELATE TO. LIKE; THE PAIN AND HURT OF LOSING A DEAR FRIEND AND OF LOVE AND LOYALTY TOO. I IMMEDIATELY THOUGHT OF YOU AND I DON'T THINK I WOULD HAVE EVEN TAKEN THE TIME TO MAKE NOTE OF THIS NEWS ARTICLE IF NOT FOR YOU. THANKS FOR HELPING ME TO 'GROW' IN THIS AREA. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS

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Where The Redwing Sings

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Gold River Canyon

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