I am a vegan,
As you sit there thinking,
“Oh god here we go!”
I’ll let you know
That I was asked
Again and again
About my food and what I eat
And what I drink and how much I sleep
And am I really “lactose intolerant”
Or can I just not tolerate
The shit that they put in our food
Or the animal abuse?
And When I start to talk with passion in my voice
You think me rude
But I’m just agonising
Over the things that you got frying
And the tears that they are crying
And the millions that are dying.
See sometimes it’s not just about the animals
It’s about the people of the world as well
And how can we ignore the story that they tell
Their hollowed out eyes
Their grotesquely huge potbellies
Their skeletal figures
And the ads that are hideous
The ones that you see
That make you change the TV
See I strongly believe in the notion that is true
That if me and him and her and you
Stopped eating meat and dairy and fish
And that if the industries took the water and the food that they feed the animals….
But if they took the medicine and shelter to the poor around the world
To every boy man woman and girl
Who where displaced and starving, cold and sick
And placed them and fed them and their medicine mixed
Would we all not be better off and happier too?
Would the suffering of all earthlings not be diminished?
Cut in two?
So yes I eat salad and vegetables and rice
And drink water by the gallon
And blitz bananas dates and ice
And don’t wear fur or leather or wool if I can
And against animal testing I’m starting to make a stand
I’m not 100% there yet
But I’m trying I am
Can you say the same?
Can you raise your hand?
Wether you start by cutting one thing out
Or dive in head first and fully commit
The earth is dying
And we have to help it
So recycle what you can
Make a stand
And meats piled with dairy
And fur coats
And leather shoes on your feet
To animals and people alike
Make a connection
Let it get to you and make you emotional
Cry for the pain and the suffering
Of the animals
But cry for the ignorance
And the weak minded human
"Ooh but I’d just miss cheese too much!"
Feel sorry for the ones who do not choose to make an educated choice and who would rather live with blinkers on
Because not all cows are grass fed in a field
Because not all lambs are left to their mothers care
Because not all chickens get to roam the earth and scratch and peck for their own food
And because not all fish are safe in that vast, vast ocean, from mercury poisoning and nets
And not all humans are fed and safe and warm and happy
Not all humans are without a daily struggle for food and water.
Feel for them all
And I am a vegan.