Animals’ poems: “All Creatures Great And Small” By Shell


All Creatures Great And Small

Precious are all creatures great and small
One of God’s little mysteries.
The glorious colors of the winged ones
And the swimmers of the sea
Are a beautiful and wondrous thing to me.

Then why all the suffering and inhumanity?
Are we really superior or just arrogant?
There’s an easier way, of that I’m sure.
Isn’t there enough pain without adding more?

Think about dolphins doing tricks and confined to a pool
They once swam free, it’s really so cruel.
Hunters with guns and arrows out for the “sport”
I’d much rather see the sports left on the court.
And foxes in leg traps for fur on your back
It’s really not fair that they can’t attack.

And the poor rabbit’s eyes bleeding for naught
I’m only sorry that they got caught.
Horses and greyhounds running to their death
Running and panting until their last breath.
Do you really feel that plate of veal
Is worth the calf’s life they surely did steal?

More questions than there are answers
One can only try to make things better
Do what you can to end all the suffering
It certainly can’t hurt to be a little more loving.

Stop for a moment and look in their eyes
Do they not feel pain? If they could, would they cry?
What do they think when they see the end coming?
Do they not fear death? Do they not love?

There was a time when they roamed the Earth free
Living in peace, all God’s creatures together in harmony.
“Herb-bearing seeds and fruit of the trees I give you to eat”
Said the Lord God in the beginning from Heaven above.

By Shell

An Animal Rights Poem from

All of God’s creatures have rights, a fact that most people don’t seem to recognize. This includes both human and non-human animals, but not all of them can speak for themselves.

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  1. Anita Bowden says:

    Nature has endured needless and endless suffering for much too long! I am thankful that so many are beginning to see and understand this, and I pray that we achieve a moment very soon in human evolution where such suffering is no longer accepted or tolerated, and that there is a complete understanding that we are all connected and are one. ❤

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    1. Thank you so much Anita for your comment and contribution to this poem. Like you, I feel so strongly for the animals, and their right to live their lives freely and happily as it was meant to be. Humans have been the cause of so much suffering, among other humans, for our planet and for our fellow beautiful sentient animals suffering at the lack of “humanity”. It brings me much hope and comfort to know that more people are becoming aware and joining efforts to correct our mistakes. I join in prayer with you for human evolution realizing a consciousness of Oneness! From heart to heart, Amira ❤

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