My Donkey Sister

Poem for Peter Lander

by Jose Kersten

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OH MY BEAUTIFUL PORTUGAL
HOW MAGNIFICENT YOU ARE
YOUR GREY ROCKS - YOUR CRIMSON SOIL
HOW ADORABLE YOU ARE
 
I WALK UNDER YOUR BURNING SUN
MY MASTER BURDENS ME WITH HEAVY PACKS
MY BACK HURTS I ALMOST BUCKLE
I HAVE TO TOIL FOR MY BOSS
 
I SEE MY DONKEY SISTER
SHE CAN HARDLY MOVE
MY BOSS CURSES AND SHOUTS AT HER
SHE IS OF NO USE TO HIM ANYMORE
 
I  TRUDGE  IN THE SCORCHING SUN    
FLIES ARE INVADING MY INFLAMED EYES
FAR AWAY MY SISTER  BRAYS
BECAUSE MY BOSS ABANDONED HER
 
I AM TIRED AND SO THIRSTY
MY LEGS ARE STIFF AND NUMB
MY SISTER DONKEY NO WATER NO FODDER
FOR HOW LONG WILL HE LET HER SUFFER
 
I ENDURE THE HOT SUN NO LONGER
SOON I'LL  BE IN THE BARREN LAND
WHERE MY SISTER  BRAYS ON A DISTANCE
WE ARE NO USE TO HIM ANYMORE
 
I AM NOW BESIDES MY SISTER
PETER A TALL GENTLE MAN IS TAKING CARE
HE BRINGS US FRESH CLEAN WATER
AND LEADS US TO HIS OWN COOL BARN
 
WE ARE NO LONGER IN THE SCORCHING SUN
THE FOOD SMELLS GOOD AND FRESH
MY SISTER AND I STAND SIDE BY SIDE
THE "REF
ÚGIO DOS BURROS" TAKES CARE OF US
 
OH MY BELOVED PORTUGAL
WHERE IS YOUR KINDNESS TO ANIMALS
GUARD THESE VULNERABLES  FROM ABUSE
THEY NEED YOUR LOVE AND CARE

© Jose Kersten ~ December 2, 2013
 


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The Refugio dos Burros (The Donkey Sanctuary) in Estombar, Portimao has been rescuing abused and abandoned animals for over 20 years.

They have up to 150 animals at any one time. Their aim being to rehabilitate and care for these animals on a small farm, where then, if the animal can’t be found a good home it was promised a home for life on the farm. The Refugio solely depends on donations and volunteers to keep going, there are many costs for feeding, sterilising and vaccinating the animals each month and are constantly in need of support. Please visit www.refugiodosburros.org




Associação que acolhe cerca de 150 burros abandonados receia ser despejada
09.08.2013 16:53
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