I Too Was Made Human…
[Death of innocence]
I too was human, just like you…
My right to life? Sadly ignored.
Therefore, I now appeal to you…
O, may this vile crime be abhorred!
Made human, yet, I had no choice.
Their pets received more love than I
And so I ask you, “Be my voice,
Shout out, “It’s wrong I had to die!”
Human, like anyone you’d meet,
Denied a choice that I should live,
An act of malice made complete,
Denied my chance much love to give.
Once human, now, I am no more,
Unique, with my own DNA,
Discarded smudge, some blood and gore
And yet, like you in every way.
Compassion has a human soul!
Then hear my cry, heed my appeal,
Love’s but a twoway street made whole,
Both, life and love combined, reveal.
A. Blokhuis, Aug. 29/15