You can learn about a person’s true character by watching the way they treat animals. This poem is for those creatures that have no voice, who rely upon humanity for their loving care; it is the voice for all animals in kill shelters. It is also dedicated to our family dogs, Buddy and Max (pictures above) who were saved from kill shelters and found their forever family.
I Have no Voice
I have no voice to ask for what I need. I have no voice to tell you how I feel. I have no voice to share my sad story; but if I did maybe I would reveal…
My owners left me for one reason or another. I only wanted to cuddle and play, I tried not to be a bother. I am unable to say that I desperately want to live. I want the chance to have a family; I have so much love to give.
Many see me only as a number, filling up a crate and taking up resources; so I get a “sleep” date. If I could talk I might tell you all these things and more. I am God’s creature, put on earth for you to adore.
What if it was you who needed my help; left without anything or anybody, possibly in poor health?
I would never leave your side, I only know love. I would not desert you or give you a shove.
If you had no voice, you would still be treated kind. Your family would not force you to leave because you couldn’t read their mind.
Animals desperately need mankind’s caring to rely upon. Maybe they are here to teach us how to truly get along.
We can learn a lot from those who cannot speak. Mostly we can learn how a living being we should treat.
For those with no voice, I am happy to express what I know. Open your heart, save a life and adopt your pets; let your love flow!