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  Stray
by Mr. Ed
Thursday, September 27, 2012
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A:  a domestic animal that is wandering at large or is lost;

B:  a person or thing that strays from the correct path.

Merriam Webster’s Dictionary

 

Yet another sad telephone call

About yet one more, starving stray

We have failed miserably, as stewards

We’ve strayed far from the right path today

 

This one had been wandering a parking lot

At a stadium, housing a major league team

Not one man, woman, or child, in attendance

Gave one thought to his woeful plight it seems

 

I am sadly guessing that this dog, was dumped here

By an uncaring owner, who thought others would care

But thousands of baseball lovers, simply ignored this dog

After the game was over and they all left, he was still there

 

“This dog was seen following after numerous people in that lot;

They all ignored his very presence, or they shooed him away.”

And now, he has wandered off, filled with loneliness and pain

As I search for him, I sadly wonder, what’s wrong with us, today

 

Yet another sad telephone call,

About yet one more, starving stray;

We have failed miserably as stewards,

We’ve strayed far from the right path today.

 

 

 

©September 2012, Mr. Ed

 
 


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Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 10/3/2012
Mr. Ed ~ A gentle man you are in caring with a big heart.
This poor dog is so sad. His plight unknown.

Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 9/28/2012
So Very, Very Sad that
these people are called
humans to be so uncaring

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 9/28/2012
It's society in general, not all but most, it is our throw away society on all objects, when they no longer serve a purpose for our entertainment they go out in the trash.

Another beautiful write Mr. Ed

Love and Light
Lily
Reviewed by T Jett (Reader) 9/27/2012
I will never understand how pet owners could just dump their pet on the streets without a care or conscience for that matter. Thank goodness for you, Ed ...
Reviewed by Budd Nelson 9/27/2012
wonderful thoughts Mr Ed
budd
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 9/27/2012
ghandi was right

m
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 9/27/2012
It's our throw only society where pets are mere objects bought at stores and thrown away when we are tired of them. There is little connection to their being animals that are dependent upon us since we domesticated them.

Ron
Reviewed by D. Vegas 9/27/2012
Ed, We have become a nation of non-caring people
who think the next guy will pickup that dog and
take care of him...Thank you Ed for your continued
efforts of saving and educating mankind!!

Deborah
Reviewed by Odin Roark 9/27/2012
What strikes me as I read your experiences of caring for the forgotten lives is the repeated reminder you offer--as this poem plants at our doorstep--of how inhuman it is to ignore an animal in need. It takes so little to extend an attitude of compassion, even less effort to pause and consider oneself in such a predicament. Yet, so many forget how privileged they are, or it might be argued, how unconscious the species has become.
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 9/27/2012
Compassion comes from feelings experienced in one way or another, a relationship or kinship to the suffering of others, but so many believe others don't include little creatures, while they suffer the most, for they were send here without a way to speak, but to only those that feel. You are their voice, and you speak and act for them, wish many million more would.
Heaps of Blessing on you!
Reviewed by John Flanagan 9/27/2012
definition A is very sad and largely avoidable;
B is tragic and often self-inflicted..
Annabel and Belle are right, our
selfishness has blinded us

keep going, Ed, keep going

john
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 9/27/2012
Ed your poetry affects me so deeply that sometimes I can't read it. God bless you for being a voice for the voiceless. I have a stray cat and her four kittens now. She was feral, now she is my lap baby and after finding good homes for her babies I'll have her spayed and she will stay. "The cat who came for a night and stayed forever" What is wrong with a society so selfish it can not feel the pain of our fellow creatures?
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 9/27/2012
Heartbreaking!!! What the F*!! is wrong with this world????Everyone is so caught up in themselves they don't see what's around them....I hope this precious little creature comes to you....

Anna

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