I am a vegan. A spoken word poem.

I am a vegan,
And even,
As you sit there thinking,
“Oh god here we go!”

I’ll let you know
That I was asked
To explain
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

Channel

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….

I wish

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
Against
low fat
no sugar
fast food
take out
Corporate greed
Gluttonous need

For donuts
pizza
Ice cream
sweets
And meats piled with dairy
And fur coats
And leather shoes on your feet

Research
And watch
Documentaries
On cruelty

To animals and people alike

Make a connection
Feel upset
Let it get to you and make you emotional

Cry

Cry for the pain and the suffering
Of the animals

But cry for the ignorance
And the weak minded human
Who says:

"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
We are
after everything
all Earthlings

And I am a vegan.

Why so serious?

Why so serious?

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