old doxie mix

ancient killer of squirrels and cats

you need not suffer for your past crimes.

you were a product of your culture and the company you kept –

convicted, nevertheless forgiven.

but forgiveness

without training

is doubly cruel….

for it asks us to continue the cycle of suffering.

these are lessons our whole world needs,

yours and mine.

About eteal

Reverend Teal is a minister, chaplain, artist and storyteller. She specializes in the human-animal bond and all its healing aspects.
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