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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

Superiority

Who is more superior to me and why?
I can not accept it's because one is stronger, richer, or more dominant than I.
If I was to proclaim that someone was superior what is that intended to mean?
Is my Superior someone I wish to emulate, who challenges and lives unpretentiously?

If that is so, what such attributes does she exemplify?
For these attributes I wish to possess and willingly apply.
My Guru -Superior- the one I revere
possesses compassion, generosity like heroes of yesteryear.

Thus to say superiority is humility uncompromised,
like Christians have seen in Jesus once upon a time.
It's God incarnated as man- the most superior of them all.
Yet with his power he chose modesty instead of arrogance or control.

He envisioned a world of harmony and not of domination.
As the lower are not inferior and deserving of liberation.
Most will agree altruism is a superior quality to have.
Non-humans have proven time again that they share this quality with man.

From the Dolphins circling around a would be drowning child, his
body lifted to see the light.
Or the two Elk who sandwiched a shivering boy and all slept in the maze of mountains overnight.
Such merciful animal stories are forgotten or rarely heard.
The survivors were left unscathed and joyfully rebirthed.

If the human claims to be -like God- the most superior of them all,
mustn't it be altruism and not self service that the world befall?

Carrie Plummer (neoluddites@aol.com)