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Within the Heart


by Janet Riddle

Another day -- another meal
Another life your actions steal
Living beings killed for meat
Approvingly you sit down to eat

Already dead when in your clutch
A slice of carcass you easily touch
This murdered flesh you consume
You're a grave, another's tomb

You don't notice you are blind
Consequences never come to mind
As long as you refuse to look
You can't see the lives you took

Cries uttered upon a deaf ear
This merciless death you won't hear
Acknowledgement can be hard
But ignorance lead to disregard

Neatly packaged, hidden gore
Realizations easy to ignore
Awaken morals for a fresh start
Change comes from within the heart

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