As a part of its "Be
Kind to Animals Week" festivities, the Wisconsin
Humane Society sponsors a poetry contest for kids.
Here are this year's winning entries.
The Mane Goal
Please make a habit to respect my
By Khalil Grayson
Golda Meir School
habitat and my vicious ways…
Although, I am a beast and my roar is
loud, please treat me as gently as a
Hunt for ideas to keep me safe, make
sure you’re brave and keep good faith…
Respect my territory and I will respect
yours, and even change my ways as carnivore…
Ambush me with your love and pride,
scavenge the land together so that we coincide…
By Kamor S Rowe
Golda Meir School
Kindness is a virtue we must unleash.
To all the creatures within our reach.
Never neglect them day or night,
Always remember to treat them right.
Dogs and cats are man’s best friends,
We all must remember that to the end.
Everyone in the world should see,
The greatness of the humane society.
Saving animals who are in distress,
Giving them a place to eat and rest.
Animals should never be left,
Out in the cold or unkempt.
So join me on this trail today,
To save our animals in every way!
Kindness Unleashed Haikus
By Eliza Opland-Dobs
Elm Creative Arts School
I love animals.
If any of them got hurt,
I would cry so much
I am kind to pets.
You should be kind to them, too.
Unleash your kindness!
Animals are great.
They will love us forever.
You should love them too.
Dogs, Cats Are Animals
By Lacaeknique Sumlin
Milwaukee Academy of Science
One day, I look out the window
Today is the day
To save all animals
Because, because BECAUSE!!!
Dogs, cats are animals.
Parrots, and snakes are animals
Bears, and whales are animals
Seals and walrus are animals
Rabbits and mice are animals.
Hamsters and guinea pigs are animals too.
You can see without the animals the world would be no good without them
So put our your arms and show them that we care about them
The animals without homes don’t be sad because we are here for you until the end!
So don’t be scared because we are here for you.
So don’t be scare because dogs, cats are animals too
And so is rabbits, and mice, bunnies, ponies are animals.
All the animals in the world now…ARE IMPORTANT!!!
Dogs and cats are smarter than you think.
Just give a wink and they start in a wink
Like they are the fairy named Tink.
By Nyla Johnson
St. Sebastian School
Feeding, brushing, giving them care. Treating them kindly everywhere.
You see them wanting to cuddle with you so go ahead and cuddle with them too.
So if you love them, you know you do so they’ll love you right back too.
If they purr pet their fur they’ll be very happy.
You hear them meow, you hear them meow they want to eat with you.
So pour them food and give them water then put it right below your chair. Brush your teeth and go to sleep they’ll come right with you.
By Jacob Klosiewski
St. Charles Borromeo School
There once was a dog named Mick,
Who loved doing fancy tricks.
He jumped so high,
Right into the sky,
And came down with the flying stick.