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I am the Voice of the Voiceless

February 27, 2017

Wonderful woman, way ahead of her time. Ella Wheeler Wilcox. At least she never witnessed the horror of factory farms, though – a heinous post WW2 creation.

Mercy for all Animals

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Often those of us fighting for a kinder world for all animals encounter resistance, even if it’s gentle resistance from friends and family.

Sometimes I find myself weary of defending the cause and quite frankly too tired at times to go over why.

It’s at these times that I think of a woman far ahead of her time by the name of Ella Wheeler Wilcox.

She was born in 1850 and died in 1919, and was an American author and poet, and she speaks directly to my heart.

Her best-known work was Poems of Passion. Her most enduring work was “Solitude”, which contains the lines, “Laugh, and the world laughs with you; weep, and you weep alone”.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox cared about alleviating animal suffering, and no doubt wept alone, as so many of us fighting this uphill battle have done.

Often when I have no words left…

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