The Throw-Away Dog (or Cat)
Helen A. Lair, 1997
People came and took the other three,
But nobody wanted me.
One day they piled trash in the car,
Put me in, and drove out far.
Then they reached this stretch of lonely road,
Stopped, and threw out their load.
Beer cans & trash, horrible to see,
Then they threw away me!
And drove off and left me here
With the trash, trembling in fear.
So here I lay beneath a tree,
Hoping someone will stop for me.
Oh, cars drive by and people stare,
But nobody seems to care
That I’m hungry, wet, and all alone.
No one’s going to take me Home!!!
I can’t help wondering why…
WHY DID THEY LEAVE ME HERE TO DIE?