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Pets and Children

Many people in this world love their animals.
From cats, dogs, birds, all imprisoned in kennels.
To own one they pay for shots, and adopt.
The pay for licenses, fees, finally they are bought.

Now we as animal lovers care immensely for them.
Making them part of the family, like next of kin.
Sadly they care only for pets, not humans.
Plenty of children need adoption, left alone among men.

People all over the world are starving and dying.
Little children go hungry, many are weak and crying.
Did you ever have to go to bed sick or hungry?
Wondering where your next meal will be, it’s not funny.

In Africa, Libya, Sudan, Ethiopia, children are suffering.
Many nations try to help; many don’t try, not caring.
The Lord says “let the children come to me.”
His children are important, he wants them spiritually.

Children go hungry, one in five in the USA.
Inner City, our Cities, feel the crunch everyday.
As parents, desperation and panic set in.
So crime rates soar, as they try to feed their children.

Something is sadly wrong when pets are fed and children suffer.
Caring for animals, while children go hungry, Sisters and Brothers.
Desperately they turn to crime, drugs, robbery, is an epidemic.
Animals over humans, something is definitely wrong;
While humans suffer pandemics.

A new world, with Jesus at the helm.
Will bring an end to suffering, we will overcome.
A new thought “Love” will appear on earth.
It’s been promised by God what before our birth.

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  1. Date: 4/20/2015 11:35:00 AM
    The most longest poem ever take time to check my poems

  1. Date: 7/23/2012 9:34:00 PM
    Yes, it's a sad thing that you write about, robert. I hope a "new world" will finally be where all children are loved and well fed!

  1. Date: 6/28/2012 3:19:00 PM
    The truth is in this write Bob,, people think that its too hard to change things; and I know you would have immense compassion for animals, however if only humanity could truly realise Christ's place in life's scheme then things could improve for people animals and the whole planet.."

  1. Date: 6/28/2012 10:23:00 AM
    So true and sad poem Robert !!!! Well done! - Thank you for written it - wake up poem. - oxox Anne-Lise