I wrote this a few years ago but wanted to share and re-post


Just Like You



When you gaze into the garden
And see an insect walking by
Don't squash it with your shoes
Instead watch it with your eyes
There's a huge variety of insects
Hiding on or under plants
Bugs, beetles, and flies
And different types of ants
Snails don't mind humans looking at them
In fact it makes them feel so grand
If no harm comes too them
When picked up by human hands
Some shy animals still hide away and won't ever come out
Others will only re-appear when no humans are about
But imagine if an animal knocked down your door and stole your bed
You'd be mighty angry at him and surely harsh words would be said
So take a moment to think about the animals that do it so tough
Don't you think hurt animals have really had enough??
See animals are smart and they know some humans aren't nice
So if you are scared of a spider maybe you should think twice
Think about the spider and how afraid it is of you
And a spider knows all the damage, to its web, a human can do
Every tiny insect shares the world with you
They all feel pain exactly like you do
So don't flick bugs with your fingers
Or squash them with your shoe
Remember insects and bugs are living creatures just like you




Words by Helen Warren
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Written on 2009-05-26 at 16:46

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Mark J. Wood
The bugs are biding their time just waiting for us to make a mess of it all so that they can start again. Any of them seeing a new creature that might just lead to another lot of us will stamp on it with a large, insect shoe (left over after our self-annihilation) they cannot let the same mistake happen again.

Thanks for the thought-provoking.

Mark.
2009-05-28


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