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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

The Silent Ark

I cling to my owner?s leg, not knowing what to expect.
He tugs at my lead and I faithfully follow, not knowing what to expect.
He leads me through the iron gates, my claws tapping the glossy floor.
All the time he is reassuring me, telling me it?s okay.

But it?s not okay I?m being led to the silent ark yet I do not know what to expect.
The air is full of death and cries as I pass each door,
I know am farther into death and there is no turning back
As I am led to join the others on the silent ark.

We join a line with other owners and their companions,
All awaiting to board the silent ark, with no return ticket at our paws.
They wait patiently not knowing what to expect, blind to the truth.
The silent ark is waiting and I am one of the crew.

And my time has come to board the silent ark, the captain rushed and bothered.
I am disconnected from my lifeline and dragged towards my doom,
The captain takes my scruff and plunges the needle deep.
I slowly drift away and now ready to join the silent ark.

As my life has ended and I am now no longer needed.
My body is tossed among the others and we are boarded onto the silent ark.
My life journey has ended but my journey on the silent ark
Has only just begun.

Amie Alberio (sams1@tiscali.co.uk)