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F.U. BSL

You say I am a monster,
a beast of anger and hate.
You say my friends and family,
are bound for a nasty fate.

You think you know it all,
every odd and every end.
You listen to the reports,
still, for you, my back would bend.

You look at me and see a monster,
you pull your children away.
You fear my very existence,
but for you, tonight I'll pray.

You don't see the love,
the kisses and the cuddles.
You don't know the pain,
the losses, and the struggles.

You refuse to learn,
refuse to use your eyes.
You paint your pretty pictures,
and create more crazy lies.

You believe I want to do this,
to break and maim my own.
You believe I don't deserve,
a warm and caring home.

You can only see the television,
the outcome of the evils.
You don't see the real monsters,
their treadmills, chains or needles.

You blind yourself to the cruelty,
ignorance is bliss.
Yet you throw around the blame,
you're real quick to dismiss.

I know it's not your fault,
I know it's hard to swallow.
I know you've got lots on your mind,
The apologies aren't hollow.
 
Please use your time,
just take a minute,
think it through.

I'm not the gun, but the bullet.
Andy_Mae
Written by Andy_Mae
Published
Author's Note
I wrote this a few years back for a campaign to end Breed Specific Legislation, a legislation that would force people to give up certain breeds of dogs because they are "dangerous". The #1 breed on...
I wrote this a few years back for a campaign to end Breed Specific Legislation, a legislation that would force people to give up certain breeds of dogs because they are "dangerous". The #1 breed on this list is the American Pit Bull Terrier along with any "pit bull type" dogs. These dogs are taken from their loving homes, torn from the hands of the elderly and children alike, and euthanized because of their breed. As this is an extremely important topic to me and this is probably one of my most "successful" poems, I thought I'd share. :)
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