On a quiet tree lined street
A 3 year old living in squalor.
Never outside ,no one knew he was there.
Mother left grandmother to see to his care.
One old and sick dog left outdoors , saved him
because one person cared.
No one saw or heard the 19 live and dead animals
at the end ,found inside.
Grandmother taken to hospital.
Child now thriving , happy in foster care.
Anne Rutherford 11/19/14.
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