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  Our Cruelty Knows No Bounds
by Mr. Ed
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.

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“Cruelty is a part of nature,

At least, of human nature;

But it’s the one thing,

That feels unnatural, to me.”


Robinson Jeffers



My heart grows ever sadder

With the things I hear and see

Our human cruelty, is on the rise

Is there any hope left, for humanity?


Hundred of dogs, are now being found

Like the one shown above this sad poem

Locked up, left behind, no food and water

When people now, foreclose on their homes


When Izzy above, was rescued from his prison

He couldn’t walk, or even stand up, on his own

His body weight was half that of a dog his type

Heartbroken, and left there to die, in that home


An elderly neighbor of mine, recently died

And his many relatives, quickly swooped in

Driving off, all of his beloved dogs and cats

Surely, making some profit today, is not a sin


A friend of mine recently found a starving dog

It had been chained in the cold, under a deck

The owner begging him to "Just take it away,

I'm tired of its whining; it's a god-damn pest."


More and more cats, are being found

Burned with lighter fluid, and gasoline

Hideous acts committed out of boredom

By today’s modern day children and teens


Scores of unwanted puppies and kittens

Are being thrown out of cars, on highways

Hell, why should we spay and neuter our pets

If they have offspring, we’ll just toss them away


And more and more of these unfortunate creatures

Are being run over, poisoned, and tortured to death

Modern human cruelty, sadly seems to have no bounds

And animal lovers now fear, the worst isn’t even here yet


If we human beings are capable of doing these things to pets

Imagine the horrors in store, for Earth’s remaining wild animals

Many fear we will not stop, until we annihilate, most living things

We modern humans don’t seem to have one bit of compassion at all


My heart grows ever sadder,

With the things I hear and see;

Our human cruelty, is on the rise,

Is there any hope left, for humanity?



©2010, Mr. Ed






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Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 1/21/2010
I hope they locked the bastards up and threw away the key! Patrick
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 1/20/2010
This tears my heart out Ed as far as I am concerned they should be sent to prison and fed water and hard bread, and even that is better then those innocent animals are treated.

Newfie hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Michael Guy 1/20/2010
That picture is a sick comment on the materialism of our times that has bred this carefree cruelty. Where do people get the idea that they can act without consequences, and, those are often paid by the helpless?
Your first and last stanza IS the sad refrain of this poem for our world; including all the wild ones (wolves, polar bears) who will be dispensed with because they are "in the way" -
Keep the messages coming...
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 1/20/2010
"...hideous acts committed out of boredom..." and all started with pulling the wings of flies and see if they could fly...


Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 1/19/2010
heart breaking and so painful-
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 1/19/2010
I hate the picture and the truth your words tell of. I too question just how cruel can we get? Mostly animals get abandoned in this area and it's a continual problem because of all the puppy mills around. Sick. Sick. Sick. I do not turn a blind eye to what I see. Excellent write. Liz
Reviewed by Andy Turner 1/19/2010
Mankind is the only creative sadistic creature.
Reviewed by Alexandra Midnight 1/19/2010
I remember the time when stories like this made me cry but now my eyes are dry. I've seen and heard of so many animal cruelty stories that i no longer cry for the pain and suffering of these animals. It is so normal to hear them. Just in these past few weeks in Minnesota there was some person who glued a kitten to a street sign and the people in my class were joking about it. That is a shame. Not only is it wrong and sickening that they were joking about such a horrible thing its offensive. What has this world come to when people see animals being abused as normal and think its ok to joke about such terrible cruelty. Humanity is so far gone at this point i question if can ever be saved. I don't understand how people can see as being funny and alright. Its not, its just plain wrong. This infuriates me so much. You wouldn't do any of this to a person or a child what makes it ok to do it to an animal. They have feelings just like you and me. They feel pain and sadness and if they survive things like end up being scared for life mentally and eve physically. Just like any human being would. Its not right, its wrong and sickening and cruel. What has come of this world?
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 1/19/2010
I'm crying so hard I my computer screen is a blur. This is heartbreaking, Ed!! I can tolerate seeing an adult in this shape, (odd as that may seem), but I can't tolerate seeing a poor helpless animal in this condition. What the *#!* is wrong with human beings???? Thank you for putting this out there....I wish the whole world could see and read what you've shared.

Reviewed by Dale Clark 1/19/2010
It's truly the saddest thing... sickens me.
I don't understand people or cruelty.
Ed, thanks for sharing this.
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 1/19/2010
Ed, your words...the have moved me to tears.
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 1/19/2010
Perry said it, the next fn politician, that knocks on your door for your vote , ask him to let you see his priorities. I would think that their ballot for votes would look a bit different the next time they come a knocking, let them know what you want to see, and if enough people did care, the scumbags that want to be cruel, can then find out what it feels like. A dog house under the stair no water or food, chained to it, is a good start. Yeah, I am angry, every day, I read this, and it's getting worse, but it's not just the actual scumbags that do this that are alone to blame, but the other ones, that could stop it, would their sensitivities reach that far, and their voter base would support them. Blessings! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 1/19/2010
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/19/2010
Man's inhumanities continue: they won't be happy until they've destroyed all of God's creatures, and then turn on themselves, until only one is left ... heartbreaking, Ed. This shouldn't happen to a dog OR cat. :( *tears*

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :(
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 1/19/2010
The picture and poem are beyond heartbreaking!
Reviewed by Richard Arrington 1/19/2010
I can understand your anger, I saw this myself as a Deputy Sheriff. The things some people do make you wonder, who is the animal?
Reviewed by John Bidwell 1/19/2010
Wow this hurts. There is so much involved in this, but mostly as you say- the lack of heart in man.
I would love a doggie, but I've made up my mind I can't get one until I have a good 10 or 15 thousand dollars aside. I know people who drop way more than that on Vet bills. I'm spending that much to keep my son insured per year. Love to give is not enough.
If I could just get my son to fetch the newspaper...

But honestly- this is a wonderful but heart breaking poem. I'll do all I can for animal welfare.

Reviewed by Felix Perry 1/19/2010
We must feel sadness and pity for these animals but instead of sadness find the anger to fight the laws that allow this to continue for so long.

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