Thursday, December 16, 2021

The Unheard Cry





   “But ask the animals, and they will teach you,

or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you;”

Job 12:7

 


In the hours before the sun reveals

The stains of our assaults upon the earth,

I pause and listen to the silent sky 

Listen with me to the unheard cry

 

The stains of our assaults upon the earth,

The grief of honeybees and mother wolves:

Listen with me to the unheard cry

Of innocents in bondage to our greed.

 

The grief of honeybees and mother wolves

The lonely calves in their darkened crates

These innocents in bondage to our greed

Wonder when the sun will shine again

 

The lonely calf stands in a darkened crate

Silent but speaking to us all

He wonders when the sun will shine on him

Like it did when he was new and free.

 

Silent but speaking to us all,

Their blood washes through the floor, 

Conveyor belts carrying what’s left

In the hours that the sun reveals.

 

(c) Judith Evans 2021

 

 

1 comment:

J. Evans | Designer | Artist | Writer | Blogger | Photographer said...

Such heartfelt love from beginning to end. You dear Judith have revealed to the world the darkness of mass-producing ranchers must face. Let us change their minds. It is not in the money but the integrity of a dignified life ... if even for an animal.