“Crying For A Camel” by Angela Cohen

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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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