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These Eyes Tell the Story

If we see ourselves as living beings
Things are quite straightforward seeing
Yet our neighbors right beside us feel
The bias in this whole ordeal

All animals exist in life
But we commit to bring a knife
Such tragic slicing, with no buffer
We observe as creatures suffer

Can we see ourselves in place
To be dissected, head to waist
Does it make one feel awful when
They put themselves in that spot then?

It sounds absurd because it is
It's simply evil to dismiss
All righteousness we've had since birth
We’re taught to love all on the earth

Infinite ways to test our drugs
Replace those knives with little hugs
We don't need any sacrifice
Instead some ears to hear advice

We need to keep all life alive
And find new methods to survive
No vivisection's life or death
So let's give them another breath.

© Shenita Etwaroo

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