Greener Pastures

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Ontario, CA  5.25.16

Running late
A gridlock pace
Ditch the interstate
Beyond the pavement
Worth the delay
Long to stay

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Discrimination

24 of 31 OctPoWriMo
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Am I still man’s best friend

Yes, and I’ll continue to defend

Does my appearance frighten

Yes, but I promise to enlighten

What if I’m lost out on the streets

We’ll take you in and let you eat

When the abuse stops, what will I do

Find someone worthy to look after you

Why am I cold, lonely and want to hide

I’m sorry our society has been misguided

 

In a a statement issued in 2013, President Obama said “[w]e don’t support breed-specific legislation—research shows that bans on certain types of dogs are largely ineffective and often a waste of public resources. And the simple fact is that dogs of any breed can become dangerous when they’re intentionally or unintentionally raised to be aggressive.”