Angry Vegan

I try not to be an angry vegan,

I’m treading on eggshells you know,

So as not to upset fragile meaties,

And milkies and egg-lovers too.

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The reason I ask them so gently,

To please stop paying for death,

Is because they say they won’t listen,

If I offend them by telling the truth.

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And so while I tiptoe on eggshells,

They continue to breed and to kill,

The gentle, magnificent, blameless beasts,

Helpless slaves to the gluttonous will.

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Well I am an angry vegan!

I feel fury and heartbreak and rage!

You hurt them, you break them, you kill them!

When you pay for their parts with your wage.

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There is no excuse, you are heartless,

And I’m tired of pretending otherwise.

You hurt them and kill them for pleasure,

For your tastebuds’ habitual vice.

21 thoughts on “Angry Vegan

  1. Oh, Violet, I can’t tell you how much I relate to this poem. How often have people told me to be diplomatic and not show my anger. It is indeed difficult to suppress it when you know the other person is a damned murderer!
    But sometimes we just have to be. We have to have a moderate approach to everything. Nothing is plain black or white. Everything has some goods and bads. Read this poem by my mother, I hope you will relate to it: https://charu28.wordpress.com/2021/09/16/black-or-white/
    Stay safe ~ Arnav

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