Read to Me

When I heard about the ASPCA’s new program for volunteers to read to abused dogs to prepare them for

adoption, I wrote the following poem:

             Read to Me

                 by Regina Montana

            People beat me.

               I never knew why.

            I want to forget.

     I have to try.

          I’m in a kennel.

              It’s different here.

                         They bring lots of books.

            I have less fear.

             If you read to me,

                 you’ll see my heart.

                 Your voice will heal.

               I’ll find a new start.

      I’m just a dog.

                  Don’t throw me away.

             Please read to me.

               I’ll be whole one day.

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