I wrote this specifically for the Humane Society of Forsyth County, Georgia. However, this goes out to all of the wonderful people who either work or volunteer in animal shelters, trying to save lives everyday. It is such a rewarding, yet heartbreaking job. God bless all of you for doing what you do.
No Smiles Today
Today you came to see a dog
But did not like our style,
You said you felt uncomfortable
Because we did not smile!
Please understand how hard it is
To rescue every day,
The sadness that we see each week
Would take your smile away!
On Monday we received a cat
With duct tape on her paws,
We’re not sure if she’ll walk again
Abuse will be the cause!
On Tuesday we lost two sweet pups
The foster threw them out,
She dumped them in a wooded lot
They’ll starve to death, no doubt!
On Wednesday we heard from our vet
Dogs cancer now has spread,
We’ll make her last days comfortable
But soon, she will be dead!
On Thursday we received the news
That made us lose all hope,
Police had found a Pocket Pit
That kids hung from a rope!
On Friday right outside our gates
A bag of trash was found,
Three kittens and a momma cat
No movement and no sound!
On Saturday we saw a dog
With chain, tied to a tree,
His collar was beneath his skin
At least in death he’s free!
Now here we are on Sunday morn
We want to do things right,
We love that you have come to us
To make a future bright!
The family that left as you came
Just gave their sweet lab up,
They said, “he’s now too old for us
We’ll trade him for a pup!”
The sadness in this poor dogs eyes
Made us all shed a tear,
We took him in, but made them leave
No pup for them, not here!
So yes, we did not smile at you
In fact, we cried a tear,
But please don’t take it personal
We’re so glad that you’re here!
Although you might not see it now
We have much love for you,
You are the reason that we can
Continue what we do!
We try real hard to not get down
We want to treat you great,
But truth be told, it’s hard at times
Forgive us, please don’t hate!
If you adopt a pet from us
Tonight for you we’ll pray,
Because of you we’ll smile soon
It just won’t be today!
© Copyright 2015 Amy Comstock