Today I’d like to share with you a short poem that seems to be part of a growing collection that I have been writing over the years which feature a similar theme about animals and in particular a certain thing that some animals, unfortunately, encounter.  It’s a subject that I’m passionate about so I hope you enjoy the poem.  It’s a slightly edited old poem which if anyone was around the internet some years ago you may remember.  Please let me know what you think of the subject of the poem too 🙂

The Fence

©The Strawberry Post

I stand alone, this side of the fence,
I try so hard to be strong.
But I can’t pretend that you aren’t there,
What you did was wrong.

You didn’t care about how I felt,
You ignore my every cry.
I can’t pretend that you aren’t there,
To do so I’d have to die.

I wish this wall was solid so,
You wouldn’t see me suffer.
But you look through, like I’m not here,
Now you love another.

-Poem first appeared online June 2016 – now republished here.

What do you think of this poem?  How do you feel about  animal welfare and in particular pets who are abandoned in favour of newer younger ones?   Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂