November 1st is World Vegan Day
and November is Vegan Awareness Month.
While I wrote this poem last summer, I thought World Vegan Day was a perfect time to post it here on The “V” Word.
Confusion, fear, panic
I don’t understand what is happening
Voices all around me, meaningless
But heavy with the weight of my destiny.
Dark, cramped, hot
I cannot move, cannot see
Hands are on me, rough and unfeeling
Yet feeling is all I can discern
Searing, burning, pain
Losing parts of me piece by piece
Blood flows, screams are loud
They go unheard and unacknowledged
Grabbing, squeezing, piercing
Stealing the seeds of my babies
My milk, meant to feed my young
Until I am drained and empty
Exhausted, throbbing, spent
What else do I have to give?
What did I do to deserve this?
But I receive no answer
Stunned, slashed, dying
I am one of G-d’s creations
Have I offended Him somehow?
Why does my life, my death not matter?
An omelet, a glass of milk, a drumstick, a steak
My seed, my sustenance, my child, my self
The human heart races with selfish desire
While mine ceases beating to satisfy it.
Please Go Vegan and Save Lives!
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