A Calling Out
I raise my palms calling out to all available open hearts.
I am on a path traveled by many others before me, but my steps are burdened with confusion and conflict.
I am certain the salvation of souls, either fur, feathered, scaled or skin is not performed without a cost.
Much is asked of me. There is always a bit more I could do. I am desperate for my boundaries to scream, “Haven’t I done enough?”
I am at a conscious unrest. I pulsate with anxious thought.
Suffering, sickness and death, I see it with my awakened eyes, I dream of it with my sleeping mind.
There is no turning back. Retreating into a chosen blindness is no longer an option.
I call out for peace of mind.
Caution awaits and whispers a warning, “Do not lose yourself in good intentions. It is an illusion to believe pre-determined events can be altered. You cannot change the reality that living souls suffer.”
Realizing there are no guarantees or deals to make, I now live with a new understanding. There is no changing the Course. Existing has its own set of rules.
A sick lost soul, captured and altered by salvation will live as we all do, within what life allows.
I close with thanks and gratitude for those who received my calling out, helping me understand, as hard as it can be; trust and believe what lies beyond what one can change.
— By a poet and cat rescuer in Hayward, California, who may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org