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  Their Suffering Is Endless Today
by Mr. Ed
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
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“The question is not ‘Can they reason?’

Nor, ‘Can they talk?’

But rather, ‘Can they suffer?’”

 

Jeremy Bentham

 

A night visitor at my front door

A police officer is standing there

“Do you think that you could help us

Catch an abandoned canine out there?”

 

“Someone told us that you trap dogs,

She’s been all alone for a long time;

And some of us really feel sorry for her,

What's happened to this dog is a crime.

 

“She sleeps in the bushes by the tracks,

We see her out there almost every night;

We have been leaving her food and water,

But she races away from everyone in fright.”

 

And now, here I perch by the railroad tracks

A squad car passes, the police officers wave

My trusty old dog trap is already set and baited

I’d like to end her suffering and loneliness today

 

But after several hours she has not materialized

I tell the police officers that I will return tomorrow

“I won’t give up on her; call me when you see her.”

We all drive off into a black night filled with sorrow

 

“The question is not ‘Can they reason?’

Nor, ‘Can they talk?’

But rather, ‘Can they suffer?’”

 

 

©September 2012, Mr. Ed
    


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Reviewed by Christine Alwin
Ed, If anyone can reach the heart of this dog, you can..fingers crossed..prayers said~
Reviewed by Ronald Hull
Dogs are in the finals of America's Got Talent. As far as I know, most of these dogs were rescued in now are big stars vying for a million dollars.

Keep on doing what you do so well and keep reporting to us.

Ron
Reviewed by John Flanagan
the eyes of the innocent ask,
'why have you treated me like this?'
'what did i do wrong that i must suffer?'

you will find her, Ed, and you will take her home

john
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson
Sad indeed *Mr Ed*
blessings soon, I pray
suffering to cease...

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER
Thousands of them out there suffering, and they keep on breeding more and more, they worry about holocausts from Iran, and God knows where, we have our own right here, and can you imagine, how terrible in some places just around the corner, so called civilized countries, Blessings friend!
Reviewed by m j hollingshead
let it be soon
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger
Mr. Ed ~
I hope for her rescue and to suffer no more.

Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley
It's always heartbreaking....

Love and Light
Lily
Reviewed by Odin Roark
The tenacity with which you live your life is truly commendable. One can only hope your diligence brings closure to the suffering of so many helpless amidst the cruelty.
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
Oh my...how heartbreaking! I pray she sees the angel in you, Ed....and comes to you for help....


Anna
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