The Torture (Prince)

gbsomerville By gbsomerville, 22nd Jul 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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This is a true story in poem style of a dog called Prince.

The Torture (Prince)

The longer I live, the more I despair
Of some who have a dog in their care.
The tales that unfold, worsen each year
Most beggar's belief and cause many a tear.

Known is man's inhumanity to man
Imagine much worse to a dog, if you can.
A German Shepherd, most noble breed
Kept in a cupboard, deprived of all need.

Not even the basics of care came his way
Four years for him with no night or day.
Can you imagine my friend, such a life
Day in day out, nothing but strife.

Never to know a brush through your hair
Or kind gentle voices to tell you they care.
Never to know when next you will eat
Or if you can even get to your feet.

Each bony prominence gaping and sore
Life in the dark behind a closed door.
Skin crawling with parasites, much loss of hair
No relief from the itch, bereft of all care.

Help came at last from a caring pair
Who drove him away, ending his life of despair.
The Sanctuary got him in this sorry state
It was off to the vet, to determine his fate.

Time's a great healer – as we all know
The physical healing will be long and slow.
Amazingly so and a lesson to all
Despite mental trauma, he's now standing tall.

The tail with its sores and loss of hair
Now happily wags, as if he didn't care.
Treatment continues and will for some time
And he'll get the love denied in his prime.

He's trusting and loving despite what he's been through
Life is for living and he's now living anew.
My prayer for him as his story I end
Is a happy re-homing with a lifelong friend.


Dog, German Shepherd, Prince, Sanctuary, Torture

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author avatar gbsomerville
I am 22 years old, play the piano and accordion. I'm a live sound and studio recording engineer, enjoy the outdoors / countryside, agriculture and most animals... except insects.

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author avatar Han Van Meegerin
22nd Jul 2012 (#)

Prince deserves to live out his life in peace and with love.

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