I wish I was born a different breed but can’t help what I was made
I was good and loyal, and with children I played
I wish I looked different, because people say I look quite mean
But my true personality is still left unseen
I wish I had a different owner, one who was not so hard
He confined me in the back of the house forever barred
I wish people could look passed the scars upon my face
And instead get to know my beauty and my grace
I wish the media would stop telling lies about my kind
and instead pay attention to the dog deep inside
I wish there were not laws banning my breed
People should stop blaming the dog, but instead the deed
I wish I was not on death row because of my looks
Locked away forever as if we were crooks
I wish I was not sentenced to leave this world today
But instead be a child’s pet. Jump, leap, and play
I wish I could have showed you what I really am
Now I will be gone though, because of some ban
I wish people could stop putting up such a barrier
Stop killing and embrace the American Pit Bull Terrier!
Todays poetry contest submission was written by CzechMate.
Do you think it might be one of the best new poems of 2013?