Look Closely

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

Look Closely


Look really closely,

look at the eyes;

the similarities?

What a surprise!

Their eyes are so deep,

you can see how they feel,

the depth of their senses

is ever so real.

There’s no hidden secrets,

but so much compassion,

an honesty so real

it’s gone out of fashion.

Those eyes speak of trust,

but they are sure to be used

for humans so often

make this innocence abused.

They are just animals,”

this is their cry,

but they are so trusting,

never do lie.

So look one more time,

go on, I dare.

Look at the life

that with us they share.

Submitted: June 05, 2018

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Jeff Bezaire

So true, Hully. Be it a horse or an elephant, a bear, dog or cat, or any wild creature, you can see the emotion in their eyes. I know in particular when I look at an elephant or horse, I can notice the difference between the ones who have lived rough and the ones who are happy.
They don't have to be human to be treated humanely, but some people just can't see a creature's heart unless they cut them open.
Well written, Hully. Perfectly expressed.

Tue, June 5th, 2018 9:02pm


Thanks, Jeff. Yep, it 's true for all animals, I think but this seemed the perfect picture to illustrate it.

Tue, June 5th, 2018 2:14pm

Mike S.

I hate when a person abuses an animal, excellent, Hull!

Tue, June 5th, 2018 9:08pm


So do I, Mike! And that excuse -- 'It's only an animal' -- well, that applies to the speaker too, but they are the most vicious and malicious of them all.
Thanks for giving this a read!

Tue, June 5th, 2018 2:17pm


Such beautiful and healing creatures! Magnificent poem.

Tue, June 5th, 2018 9:47pm


Thanks, jaylisbeth. I think they are all so similar.

Wed, June 6th, 2018 4:36am

Sue Harris

You know how I feel about animals, Hully, and this is so true. They have the most expressive eyes that show such emotion... I know my dog adores me, and the feeling is mutual. Such a lovely poem, right up my street. Great job!

Tue, June 5th, 2018 10:39pm


You and me both, Sue. They can always be relied on to be honest.

Wed, June 6th, 2018 4:37am

Tom Allen714

Hull,you made a great point with your words, I feel bad for people that never understand that...Tom...

Tue, June 5th, 2018 11:22pm


Thanks for reading, Tom.

Wed, June 6th, 2018 4:38am

T. E. Jackson

Absolutely wonderful poem. A topic very near and dear to my heart. As an animal activist, I've seen far too many animals broken and defeated. Their playful excitement and trusting eyes dulled over and almost lifeless. If you were lucky to see anything in their poor eyes, all it would be is sadness and hurt. The world grows more compassionate and loving every day though, so I have hope that one day we can live beside them as equals, not as our "playthings."

Fantastic job hullabaloo. Definitely going on my shelf.

Wed, June 6th, 2018 7:29am


Thank you, T. E. I can never understand how someone can be cruel to such trusting animals, either domestic or wild.
I've always had strong views on animal welfare too.

Wed, June 6th, 2018 4:43am

Adam L.

My eyes watered, Ms. Hullabaloo. Beautiful animals and how worthy their lives are is why I am a proud vegan. Nice work.

Wed, June 6th, 2018 1:43pm


Well, I've been a vegetarian almost my whole life, not vegan though. Thanks so much for reading, Adam.

Wed, June 6th, 2018 12:37pm

moa rider

Animals don't judge, whereas people do Mama Hullabaloo, which is why pets make good companions. Usianguke

Wed, June 6th, 2018 8:20pm


That is so true, Moa! They accept us, faults and all. Thanks so much for reading.

Wed, June 6th, 2018 1:38pm

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