Sonnet of the Innocent Pound Pups

Abused, abandoned, neglected, destroyed

Unwanted, unloved, and misunderstood.

Never knowing a life to be enjoyed.

Be loving, trustworthy, they never could.

Evidence of their case is myths and lies.

Verdict: guilty. The falsely accused lose.

Slowly, and painfully each one dies.

No proper burial and no just dues.

Derelicts of the street, unvalued lives.

Take a leap of faith or a risky chance.

Give them a second chance and end their cries.

Go against the grain and make "cans" of "can'ts"

There is still time, you can be converted.

Remember that "dog" is "God" inverted.

Steph Tracy is a 12th grader at Cardinal O'Hara High School.