Now I Lay Me Down
The last cries of an abused horse

by Kimberly Fay



You came to see me today.
I thought you would feed me,
But you just walked away.
The pain in my body is building,
I can barely walk anymore.
I dream each night of running,
Tell me, what are you doing this for?


My heart still beats by will alone,
My strength is nearly gone.
I'm literally skin and bones,
Tell me, what have I done wrong?
How can you do this to me,
When I love you unconditionally?
You hurt me again and again,
Ignore me, but I'm still your friend.
You're scaring me. Oh, can't you see?
How can you do this to me?


I've grown weary of this life, I really should have fled.
I've got urine for my water, manure is my bed.
It's been months since I've been outside,
My muscles have atrophied,
Will you even notice when I die?
Will you miss me, oh will you miss me?


How can you do this to me,
When I love you unconditionally.
You hurt me again and again.
Ignore me, but I am still your friend.
You're killing me, oh can't you see
How can you do this to me?


I've grown very weak, oh...so ill,
I can't fight this anymore, I've lost my will.
I lay myself down one last time.
I know in my heart, things will be fine.
Death can't be stopped now, I will not try.


So now...I lay me down...to die

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