Humility, love unconditional, born of the utmost respect
For you and your fellow creatures.
An awesome accolade to creation for your amazing fortitude,
Unselfish loving and giving, your trust and gratitude
For the little we give you, in return for your selfless, egoless love,
Surpassing all expectation, all boundaries, and answering only to the Universal creator.
I salute you one and all; you have fought against adversity,
Accepting never questioning the rightness of the journey,
Undertaken with love, pride, nobility, humility.
Life, death, are all one to you on the circles of life.
You set we mere humans a lesson in balance and flow, as you rise
And float gracefully onward, leaving us floundering
In the mire of our own creation.
You are the Masters, we are the students, and I bow to you
Animals of the Universe.