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"Stock" Tip of the Millenia
The American Bloodsport
Animal Rights
Antilullaby
The Apple Tree and the Oak Tree
Battery Hens
Bereaved Knife
Cattle Country
Companion Animal
Dancing Bears of India
Death By Night
Dogs Go To Heaven
The Earth So Slender
Farmer Boy
February
Fight We Shall
For The Animals
For the animals.....
Foundations
The Fox
Fox Sick
Gold Fish at a Frat Party
The Greatest Gift
Harp Seal Eyes
Here
How Can We Do It?
How in 2050
The Hunter's Trophy Bawl
I Saw a Possum Die Last Night
Jamaican Cows
Let's Not Forget
Listen to Chief Seattle
Little Red Riding Hood
Look Around
Mad Human Disease
Me Means Alone
A Memoir of My Mother
My God Says
My Story
The New Martyrs
Of Mice and Old Men
Osteoporosis
Paint Her Divine
Pig Crates
A Place for the Animals
Puppy
Puppy Love
Quiet as a Mouse
The Racist
Recipe For Servitude In The Circus
Sabine
Sabine: Five Years Later
The Silent Ark
Superiority
Thanksgiving Wish
They Must Pay
The Tiger
Tom Turkey
Two Unruly Children
The Veal Calf
Veal, Your Meal
The Voiceless
Welcome to Our World...
Where Have They Gone?
Where Is It?
Where's Her Baby?
Why?
You Just Don't Care

Me Means Alone

Me means alone.
Hmmmmmmmmmmmm.
Pretty easy concept.
Ever think about it?
Your aloneness.
Your unique oneness to all sentient beings,
Aloneness.
Hey I don't even know if that is a real word.
ALONENESS
But it is a real truth.
Lets explore this a bit.
Pinch your arm.
Yeah now,
Go ahead,
One of those beady, little tiny, hurty pinches.
You know the kind.
Slipped a few to someone once, 
Didn't ya?
A me, whom needed a reminder of You, 
Your oneness.
Your vulnerability.
Yeah the big pinch.
Okay lets go for it.
Now just a good pinch, say on your arm.
OUCH!!  
HURTS!! 
Now say this out loud,
"Me hurt me!"
Not good grammar.
But think about it.
Quietly, 
Feel the pain.
No one else did?
No one ever will. 
Pinch away, only you suffer.
This is your aloneness.
Forever.
The Me, that is you, your oneness, your aloneness.
How many other me's are out there?
Not just humans but all creatures.
All alone, inclusive to us in their vulnerability to suffering.
Can you feel that, their vulnerability.
Do you protect?
Each human me has a choice
Does your soul cry out when an animal suffers?
These, innocent victims experiencing "alone" the tyranny of humans.
Do you see its' aloneness?
The me?? 
THE ME?
Starved, abandoned, abused, entrapped, incinerated alive, chopped up, 
butchered, scalded, beaten, tested, poisoned, tortured, raped, orphaned, 
hunted, eaten, worn.
USED for the profit and pleasure of a callous ME!
Can you feel the pain here?
CAN YOU IMAGINE EACH TERROR?
IT IS A ME.
Think about that again.
Feel it.
Your aloneness??
Now take away your voice, your language,
Your status as a human.
You're still a me.
I HURT YOU.
Now what?
You are powerless against ME. 
PAIN?
What do you feel?
Me feels pain!
Me FEELS what all the me's feel when hurt like this..
Alone and me.
Human indiscretion of an indifferent ME has chosen to abuse your innocence.
(Readers are you understanding this?)
Because if you do, your "Me" suffers too.
You suffer, and recognize the aloneness.
You feel their helplessness and confusion..
You suffer their torment.
This compassion separates us humans from each other.
Recognizing that we are all one.
Different species, but all one.
PINCH YOURSELF AGAIN,
HARDER.
Feel it, the individual pain only you suffer.
Me means alone.
Only a ME can stop the pain.
Use your life given power to protect.
SPEAK AND WORK FOR THE OPPRESSED AND ABUSED.
Stop the agonies and injustices, the tyranny against all animals.
QUIETLY NOW.....THINK AND FEEL THIS.....
think---shhhhhhhhhh.
ME MEANS ALONE.
Listen.........
Hear it??????
PLEASE HELP ME!!
ME HURTS!
ME IS AFRAID!

Mommy you said "You wouldn't ever let anyone hurt me."
"But ouch, me hurts so bad, me cry."
"Mommy?" "Mommy?" 
"MOMMY!!!!!!!"
Oh me hurts............

Linda Beane (Ljbeane1@aol.com)