Francis Duggan

Those Who Can Be Cruel To Birds And Animals - Poem by Francis Duggan

Those who can be cruel to birds and animals to people can be cruel
The cruel streak that is in them to their brutality gives fuel
The evil bubbling in them is all out of control
They lack in the warmth of love with darkness of the soul
Those who are cruel to birds and animals great pleasure seem to gain
In seeing innocent creatures suffer when they inflict upon them pain
Those who lack in compassion too lack in empathy
To the defenceless and the vulnerable they don't offer sympathy
In the suffering they inflict great pleasure they do find
They do not have it in them what it takes to be kind
They have lost their humanity which does seem a little sad
Perhaps as children by their parents they have been treated bad,
But whatever the reason for their callousness great pleasure they do gain
By inflicting on the innocent and defenceless injury and pain.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 11, 2008

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