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  Stupid People ....Molly's Poems
by m j . hollingshead
Sunday, June 13, 2004
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Stupid People

Before Dawn

Highway 10, alone

What is that? A rabbit? NO.

Pasture land, no house

Thrown away

I know I am taking some liberty with form, but then, I'm no poet

How people can be so heartless as to put a days old pup, eyes barely open, no teeth, still at the tummy dragging, waddle stage out on a highway at 5:30 AM is beyond me.

This pup had to be dumped, there was no box, no mama, no little siblings and no house nearby. There were owls, and coyotes, and fox. Later there would be traffic and hawks.

Puppy this size could never have 'accidentally' gotten out of a car.

Thank goodness I am an early riser, a morning person, like to go to work early and was in the right place at the right time.

Maggie May (yes, I still enjoy Rod Stewart tunes) will not take Sadie's place, but she is sure earning her own.


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Reviewed by JMS Bell 7/6/2010
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 3/11/2007
what a neat write -lucky puppy, the inhumanity of humans often alarms me as well
Reviewed by Randall Barfield 10/21/2006
I like your poem, too. Its beauty is its brevity. Cheers.
Reviewed by CJ Heck 10/21/2006
How sad, to leave a puppy like that. There are so many people who would love to adopt such a precious little one! I think your poem is lovely, MJ -- we need to bring things like this to the public's attention. Well done.
My very warmest regards,
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 5/8/2006
Such an adorable little thing! Those people are less stupid than cruel, no heart at all! So good that you came along, so lucky for the little thing to run into a person with the right heart!
Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by Cles Wilson 1/19/2006
:) nice writing.
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 12/3/2005
ARE a poet, m'love! Boiled the situation to the essence, so the poem packs a wallop. T h a n k y o u. 'Pea' <3
Reviewed by Hanley Harding 11/14/2005
Dear mj;

I clearly understand your feelings toward what APPEARED to have happened... but, I'm wondering... might someone have left it there, HOPING it would be found by a loving person such as you? (not that I think leaving a helpless puppy on the side of the road is a good idea... as you noted: too many dangers)

Reviewed by Muhammad Al Mahdi 4/20/2005
A very individual style. Works out very well.
Reviewed by Victoria Murray 4/17/2005
Hats off to "warm-hearted people." Super write as always.


Reviewed by Bob Holt (Reader) 3/26/2005
You're being kind when you call these people merely "stupid." It's wonderful of you to save Maggie. Thanks for sharing this story.

Bob H
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 3/24/2005
hello Mj, yes there are some cruel people in this world. I not a fan of dogs but I could never do that. g
Reviewed by Dale Clark 3/14/2005
Free form is good to me! I certainly
use it in my poetry. A sad thing to
dump a puppy like that, I personally
love animals and have dogs, cats and
horses. ;)
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/11/2005
You may say you are not a poet but you are reaching a lot of folks. Thank you. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by Paul Williams 3/10/2005
Aww bless, How wonderful that Maggie May was found by such a warm hearted person.

Reviewed by L. Figgins 3/9/2005
Bless you, Molly. I remember seeing a burlap sack tied with a rope in the creek by our house when I was young. As I got closer to investigate, I saw whatever was inside was moving and I grabbed it out of the stream. Inside were 5 beautiful kittens. How can people be so heartless?
Reviewed by Barbara Terry 3/4/2005
This is another very touching little poem and story. People who put their pets on the city streets, highways, or just throw them in garbage cans, should have the same the same thing done to them, only with their feet and hands tied. I believe that we must take care of our little friends who depend on us for survival. We should have the patience, care and love for them always. My cat Honey was just such a throw away. She was locked out of her house one night when it was raining. It was a very good thing that I was standing on the porch. I called for her to come by and she just came up, drenched to the bone. I took her in. She's gone now, but will never be forgotten. Thnx for sharing.

May the Lord be with you always, and at your side constantly.
With much love, peace, & (((HUGS))) ... Barbie
"If I have to...Then I may as well be."
Reviewed by Melissa Rives 2/25/2005
Now at least she has you...beautifully done. :)
Reviewed by Robert Montesino 2/22/2005
Actions sometimes speak louder than words, they old clique goes, But your heart speaks your poetry by the things you do...and this was about as good as it gets!
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 1/29/2005
M J,

Very emotive write - so much said here ... thanks for this!!

Best wishes,

Reviewed by Christy French 10/14/2004
Oh, how wonderful. I love your compassion and empathy. As a dog lover (and rescuer), this really touched my heart. God bless you!
Reviewed by Fr. Kurt Messick 9/1/2004
Great rescue story -- it sounds like it will be a good match.
Reviewed by Franz Kessler 8/4/2004
Nice, emotional write. Thanks for caring, Molly! Your compassion and courage saved a life. These so-called little acts are the omly things we may be remembered for, once we leave this world. Franz
Reviewed by John Banasiewicz Jr 7/13/2004
Our house in the country was the main drop off point based on animals we would get and take care of instead of leaving them to die.
Never could figure how or why people did that other than they could really put the animal down and for sure figure if they drop and house the owners would care for them.
You made a good point here
Reviewed by Evelyn Simon 7/13/2004
This was a touching poem. This is also the way some human babies
are found as well. Thanks for sharing.
Reviewed by Amira van Kerk 7/4/2004
A sad story with a happy ending.
She will love her new home, I am sure.
Reviewed by Jo Janoski 6/26/2004
Such a little sweetie she is! Sadie would be pleased.
Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 6/22/2004
Thank God that you rise early, I shudder to think what might have happened to little Maggie. She's a doll.

Love, JC xoxoxo
Reviewed by na na (Reader) 6/18/2004
MJ this is a sad story that turned into a happy one, because of your kindness. The puppy looks so restful and secure now in the basket. God bless you Lady for this kindness. I too am a pet lover. We have three cats and a beautiful blond and white Doxie. I got the little Doxie about nine years ago at the Pet Parade put on by the animal shelter. She is epileptic but the sweetest little lady I have ever known. Then there is my three cats. One I found under the hood of my car one morning as I was going to work. The bext one
came to my door insisting on me to let him in after being put out of
the house by its owners. The last one is just a little over a year old and is an alley cat. She crawled through my fence and hid in the shed. I love animals, but I do not want over the four I have. And all of them are from someone who didn't want them and wouldn't keep them. To me God didn't intend them to die or starve in the streets, and neither. Loved this little poem. Bill Murray

ps It is one of my big worries about dying and not being here for them. That would be tragic; for I believe they would all perish quickly without me.
Reviewed by Walker Jackson (Reader) 6/17/2004
God bless you my lady. The timing was unbelievable.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 6/16/2004
Oh my how awful, but jolly good show. Well done M.J.
Reviewed by Theresa Koch 6/16/2004
Oh this makes me so mad when people are so hateful to Gods creatures. I just love yeah Molly the pups a real beauty.
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 6/14/2004
I bet whoever put the pup on the road would think twice if they were put on the road. Your a hero m j.......
Reviewed by Constance Gotsch 6/14/2004
Reminds me of how I got my little mut, Kiri. A friend was pulling into a 7-11 when she saw a big drunk kick a 6 week old puppy. She cried and ran up to Laura. Laura picked her up and found her dirty and beginning to show signs of mange. The man told Lura the dog belonged to him. laura asked if he cared for her. He said no and to give him a dollar and she could have the dog. She gave him the money--probably for wine, but Laura took the dog home--after a trip to the vet of course. She turned out to be healthy with curable mange. Laura had a wonderful husband named Chris. But this time he said, well now you already have three dogs, two cats, a tank of fish, ten finches, a pot belly pig a son, and me. You may choose between the dog and me. So she chose to keep Chris because he could fix leaky faucets and give the dog to me. That was ten yers ago and Kiri is lying asleep at my feet tright now

Whether you have a correct poem in terms of form or not isn't important. Some poems can be formles. Some people define poems as catching a moment. You did that. Some people define poems as connecting to other people. You made a connection...

Reviewed by James Samdavid1 6/14/2004
Hey girl....wonderful poem wonderful author. Need I say more? Samdavid1
Reviewed by Bianca Boonstra 6/14/2004
I have seen it happen once myself. So sad that people don't care for their pets anymore.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 6/13/2004
I'll never understand but I am glad you and the puppy found each other! Thanks for the sharing.
Reviewed by jude forese 6/13/2004
you have a good heart ...
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 6/13/2004
Oh he is so lucky to have you MJ....
This is sad people are yes stupid....
OH HE IS SO adorable....
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 6/13/2004
If that "Stupid person" could throw a dog away, could they not also throw away a child? Happy to see there are still good samaratans (sp?) left in the have earned your spot in heaven, MJ...
Peace, Ed & Rufuz
Reviewed by E T Waldron 6/13/2004
That has to be the most adorable pic I've seen in a long time!
It's people like that who should go to jail for cruelty. If they
so it to animals they do it to people too!If they didn't want it
drop it by an animal shelter, they don't even have to go in just
put it by the drop.Good work Molly!;-)
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 6/13/2004

heartless, cruel, vile creatures--those that would dump baby animals to let 'nature' take its course...when did they become God???? and even worse for those who abuse His creations...our furry friends :(

adorable pup--give her a hug :) maggie may...a lifesaving write!

(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :)
Reviewed by Susan Sparks (Reader) 6/13/2004
How adorable he is. I bet he's glad you're not one of the "stupid people".
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 6/13/2004
Heartless people - without souls.

Pulled into a tollbooth not long ago, toll taker had 6 pups in the booth - some moron had come flying down the highway tossing pups out the window as he drove.

Have two female cats in my home that were dumped in a dumpster by their owner, never spayed - one of them pregnant.

People now toss out pets like they do yesterday's newspaper - morons all.

Kudos to You, M. J. and Hooray to Maggie May!
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 6/13/2004
Oh this is lovely! I'm so glad you have saved Maggie May. I love this name, very beautiful indeed! (not because I have "May" in my name)

Sandie Angel a.k.a. May Lu :o)

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