I BELIEVE ANIMALS TELL ME THE TRUTH
I believe the warm liquid eyes of my horse
I believe the playful swoops of birds in flight
I believe the soft cat paw on my cheek
I believe the hot son strengthens my bones
And the salty ocean heals my wounds
I believe the spirit of animal and nature
Has everything to teach me.
To tend to the small and large at my mercy.
I believe in the sob from the depths of my being
When an animal friend must leave this earth
Where there is no need for sun or ocean
Where they await, or maybe they return
I believe that before I knew that I know
I learned of compassion, joy, comfort, loyalty, and soul
From my animal friends and the earth that is their mother.
I believe animals cannot lie or betray, or degrade.
I believe when I look into the eyes of my beloved animal friends
I am humbled, and I desire to live this human life in goodness.
I believe Truth is found in innocent, wordless places.
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