“Crying For A Camel” by Angela Cohen

http://www.marietta.edu/~biol/biomes/images/desert/cameleye.jpg

I shed a tear for the camel in the desert sand

His sad eyes and the muzzle that covered his mouth

Spoke volumes about his hurt and pain

He looked helpless sitting in the desert sand

His lovely, large brown eyes stared into the distance,

as if he had learned to ignore the people who crowd around him

to take pictures, to jump on his hump or to ride him

I remember the camel in the desert sand

and I am forever haunted by the images I saw

of the helpless camel who was being used and abused

I shed a tear for the camel

and I will never forget the pleading in his sad eyes

Angela Cohen

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© 2009

3 comments

  1. lkthayer · February 19, 2010

    So sad, it breaks my heart…thank you for sharing this Angela, he touched you and you touched us. LK

  2. Lordy · February 19, 2010

    Brings a sad start to the day…….Nice thought for the inflicted!

  3. Adesh Kaur · February 20, 2010

    Lovely poem, Angela. Right from the heart, like you.

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