'The Animal Prayer' Copyright William Forde.
"'Dear God, I am older than man and in many ways more humane than he will ever be. Mankind will always keep himself open to the truth of his nature and the baseness of his desires to rule supreme over the animal kingdom. He cannot be reached by rational argument alone; only strong emotions directed towards him during moments of inattention are capable of his mental entrapment. If I have to behave as slave to his master and obedient fulfiller of his capricious demands, then it is a small price to pay for this life on earth until I am once more returned to the place where I belong; my heaven, the animal kingdom of the universe.'
'As a spiritual being formed in the creation of cosmic souls, nature for me has always been a healing place to quietly visit it's green pantry of restorative peace. We all dance better to the tune that we were first taught; so does the nature of the animal world freely move its feet. But man prefers us to dance to his tune, in order to present us to the human world as his trophy of accomplishment. I perform his wish, as it is no great hardship turning a few tricks to meet his perverse pleasure.'
'The universe dances its own dance as it connects all matter into its own spiritual stress ball; dust, rocks, plants, animals, humans, stars and galaxies, all forming a rhythm of life filled with strains of planet mystery and majestic presence.'
'I pray for that day when all animals are returned to our natural place and states of being from which our ancestors came; that place where were always meant to be. I pray that someday our chains and harnesses are removed, our cages flung open, our human-endowed names cast off and our original names returned; and our part wildness restored. I pray that we are once more free to roam at will, the plains, forests and the mountain ranges where we may live again on the other side of life.'"
William Forde: June 9th, 2016.