An Ode to the Innocents by writerforever

The infant gorilla locked in a cage all alone

The frightened bear cub being forced to perform before a laughing audience

The innocent lamb being led to the slaughter

The little puppy, not wanted, thrown into the river

The beautiful mustang ripped away from his homeland

This is an ode to the innocents

The gangly calf thrown into a tiny pen awaiting sell and then death

The lonely wolf cub lying in the snow, shot simply because he was a wolf

The graceful fawn watching her mother be murdered by hunters

This is an ode to the innocents

Those who suffer because of the greed of humans

This is an ode to the innocents

Those who suffer

Those who die

Those who cry

Those who must face the wilderness alone

This is an ode to the innocents