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The Daily Pinta
The sorrowful cow bellows
as calf is handled
by the farmer.
The calf's legs sway beneath him,
As the veal crate awaits.
It would be better not to have been born at all,
For in the veal crate, a cruel dark existence lies ahead.
The days spent with her calf, are over, for the noble cow
her swollen udders long for nuzzling calf,
Exchanged now, for cold electrical nozzles.
The sound of the milk trucks can be heard nightly,
Rumbling away from the farm
Stealing the calf's very sustenance of life,
She bellows pitifully as she listens.
Soon she will be artificially inseminated again.
Meantime, at the market, her day old calf
no longer stands,
His weak legs collapse on market floor.
And as the hammer of doom,
Swings down on his sad pathetic life
the milk trucks still rumble on.
Jill still stands, waiting for the trucks,
Her compassionate spirit,
Crying out to animals on their fateful journey.
Protesters come and go,
But Jill remains.
No man can drive her from her cause now.
Waiting for the cows, the lambs.
They know she's there, as they face their doom,
Her spirit comforts them, they are not alone,
She haunts the souls of all who drive the
trucks of death.
God bows down in sorrow,
As Jill's spirit lights the way for all to see.
Dedicated to Jill Phipps, who was killed by a cattle lorry while
protesting against live exports.
GOD'S SUFFERING CREATURES
God bless the animals on the farm
Til they come to you God, away from men's harm
Please make it up, when they get there
Show them your love and freedom from care
All the animals in laboratories too
Waiting to be delivered by you
Not forgetting individual cruelty cases
Put your love Lord 'pon their faces
Please rescue the animals from all their pain
And give them Your Eden once again
The dancing, the bile bears, the pets in Seoul
Please let them know you'll deliver their soul
Mankind is wicked Lord to all your creatures
This is not what your son Jesus Christ teaches
Thy Kingdom come, when will this be?
When the lion shall lay with the lamb and I'll see
What I've wanted forever, where nothing will fear
And wickedness will end and just Christ we will hear
Is this foot and mouth Lord a message from You
That you've had enough and are starting anew
I pray for the cows, the pigs and the sheep
But know they will share, with you, the long sleep
An Animal Lover
A POEM FOR ALL GOD'S CREATURES
When congregations pray in Church
Why do they leave animals in the lurch?
We are barely mentioned, I wonder why
We're always omitted, left high and dry
We're God's creatures too, why leave us out?
It's not only humans God's world is about
We suffer in trillions, we're factory farmed
Never on such a scale are humans harmed
We're tortured in laboratories in our millions
Over and over again, it leads to trillions
Where is the Church's care, compassion and thought?
We're treated as mere commodities to be sold and bought
Don't you think we have a brain
A nerve centre, feeling trauma and pain?
Stem cell research infuriated the Church to speak out
A cluster of human cells that brought that about
Yet they never speak out for animals fully grown
Fully developed, don't care how we moan
Out of sight and out of mind
They only care for human kind
God sees our fear and feels our pain
He sees His Eden so terribly wrong again
He sees humans torturing, killing His furry friends
And He knows that humans are spoiling their ends
He gave dominion but not to kill
Not to eat or torture at will
Vegetarians in Eden, humans were
Now the bloodbath barely turns a hair
St. Francis had it right above all others
By preaching we were your sisters and brothers
A true God man was he, God knows that is true
He is really looking down on the evil that you do
You humans will get your judgement day
So listen to us animals and all what we say
Stop eating us and torturing us for human gain
Stop inflicting our dreadful hellish pain
Christ died on the cross for all God's creation
In the end he will judge you nation by nation
He truly cares for us, He is our saviour,
And despises the wickedness of conscious human behaviour
By Eileen Girling
An Animal Lover
GLORIFY YOUR NAME.
Lord, your love embraces all that you have made,
Your hand created the firmament, the moon, the sun , the stars,
Your breath gave life to your good world and man you set to rule,
To enhance your realm, bring joy to all and be their servant King,
To reflect by deed, the love they need, and glorify your name.
Mankind’s arrogance to this day, rejects your plan, for the violent way,
Has substituted instead, the image of the evil one, hatred, fear & dread,
For future generations man does not care, provided he now gets his share,
Through greed he does his very worst, to those who cannot converse,
Is this the way Lord, for all time or just a test for humankind.
Your grace ensures a future, Lord, for those who accept your Son,
For those who tread His lonely path of sacrifice and love,
Blessed are they who know the truth, who mourn and are meek,
Blessed are those who are pure in heart, merciful to the weak,
Blessed are those who end all wars and suffer for your sake,
Blessed are they who follow your ways and glorify your name.
O Lord you are magnificent, compassion rules the day,
Lord, your great love has conquered all, joy, justice, peace, remain,
The ghastly lessons of this past world will surely guarantee,
Pain, suffering and death now gone, for all eternity,
Eden revisited, evil destroyed, your circle is complete,
All creation now bow before your Son,
The only one, who glorifies your name.
Written during the Foot and Mouth epidemic.
Dedicated to every creature tortured and slaughtered to satisfy man’s greed.