From Another Neighborhood

No one should kick a dog,
Once it has been found...
Laying on the ground.

'But those people over there,
Have confessed they weren't aware.'

That is difficult to believe.

'The only thing they do admit to seeing,
Is the dog being dragged behind a truck.
Then strung up in a tree.
To then be cut down to lay upon the ground.
But no one saw it being kicked.'

But why didn't anyone rush to the dog's aid?

'Most of them have said,
They have a preference more for poodles.
And that dog appeared to be a mutt.
From another neighborhood.'

by Lawrence S. Pertillar

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