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Look into my eyes and tell me I’m not worthy

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Look into my eyes and tell me I’m not worthy:
Of a few spring raindrops on my tired and weary hide
Of a cooling summer breeze on a clear, moonlit night
Of the thousand shades of amber that grace the autumn trees
Or a peaceful morning stroll on winter’s frosty carpet.

Look into my eyes and tell me I’m not worthy:
Of seeing sundrenched fields or dark, dancing, moonlit shadows
Of hearing a gentle word or kind remark
Of tasting food that is fresh and flavoursome and real
Of smelling rain in the air as storm clouds silently brew
Or tenderly touching my young and teaching them my ways.

Look into my eyes and tell me I’m not worthy
Of all the simple pleasures you take for granted
For if you can,
Then I fear you are in an even darker place than I.

Diana Thurgood   2011

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  1. Linda Leslie said on 16/08/2011 at 6:18 am

    this is sooooo sad and beautiful too

  2. sue lobsey said on 17/08/2011 at 1:09 am

    OHHH Duncan I love you, your worth everything!!!!

    Beautiful Diana, it is so nice that there are people like you in this world!

  3. Diana said on 17/08/2011 at 1:20 am

    Just wanted to mention that the photo isn’t Duncan although Duncan inspired me to write the poem. It is a pig in a factory farm. You can get an idea of the size of his pen in the photo. And thanks everyone for reading and sharing, we can make a difference for animals.

  4. sue lobsey said on 17/08/2011 at 5:51 am

    oh sorry about that, he does look sad doesn’t he/she if only people knew how intelligent they are. They need room to move, to dig and to be happy!

  5. Margaret said on 19/08/2011 at 10:36 am

    Beautiful poem Di, sent shivers up my spine. Keep fighting, remember “the squeaky door gets the oil”

  6. Diana said on 20/08/2011 at 8:44 am

    Thanks Margaret. It’s certainly going to take a lot of oil. LOL

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