Sunday, November 4, 2007

Poem by the animals

This is a sad poem, have no idea who's the author, but I like it with it's rhyme...

I will never see the sun rise, I will never see it set,
I will never feel a kind touch, I will never be a pet,
I will never feel love, For I will not be loved,
As I’m led to my murder, Being prodded, poked and shoved.

As they cut my tender skin, I wondered who would care,
If anybody out there, Would consider my despair.

For you did not see me die, And you did not see me bleed,
You did not hear me cry, For the meat that you don’t need.

You did not watch them kill me, You could not feel my pain,
You will try not to think of me,As you blindly eat again.

I was the cow you ate on Monday, The pig you had midweek,
I was the turkey for your Christmas, I was the calf you liked to eat.

I was the chicken in your sandwich, The duck you had for tea,
I felt pain beyond belief, But you never thought of me.

Because thinking can be painful, And you refuse to see,
That for every time you eat meat, Those animals must bleed.

The cow was killed for Monday, The pig was scolded too,
The turkey lived for 16 weeks, And the calf had died for you.

The chicken lived inside a cage, The duck could hardly move,
And all of this suffering, Occurred for so called food.

I fail to see a reason, As there is no need,
When humans eat my meat, It is purely for their greed.

You may think you’re above me, That you have advantage,
But a kind, innocent creature, Is better than a savage.

So next time you’re out shopping, Try to feel some guilt,
For those animals have died, For your eggs, your meat and milk.

My heroes are those people, Who will not bite into me,
So I ask a simple favour, And please stop eating meat.

I’m asking for the cows, The pigs and all the sheep,
I’m asking for the birds, Who are more than just some meat.

They can’t speak themselves, So please lets be their voice,
Every one born into this, For them there was no choice.

For you did not see me die, And you did not see me bleed,
You did not hear me cry, For the meat that you don’t need.

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9 comments:

urban vegan said...

So sad--but so glad that the writer is speaking out for those who have no voice.

Unfortunately, most people who should read this probably won't.

VeggieGirl said...

extremely powerful poem - the message is sad, but reflects the harsh reality. I wish this message could be shared/accepted by EVERYONE, to end/greatly decrease animal suffering.

bazu said...

Aw, that makes me so sad.

dreamy said...

Yes it's sad, but I hope it will make a difference now or in the future for those who should see this :)

Ellen. said...

Hi everyone, this is my poem, someone just sent me a link saying they'd seen it here. Feel free to keep it up and share it. Glad you like it.

Ellen. x

overstep said...

Excellent poem Ellen. Even thou I don't like when we vegans are aggressive towards "normal" people which are animals too :) I think it is a poem worth spreading. In this poem is so much compassion, especially moving is this line: "I felt pain beyond belief, But you never thought of me."

Ellen please leave your full name or email/website address so others would include this poem with your details. I also would like to put it on my website :) http://weoverstep.com

Peter

Luella said...

That's an amazing poem. I don't necessarily agree with all of it ("savages" and so on), but after all it was written by an animal. :p

Paula said...
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Paula said...

hi -- i am a vegan. i need a poem to recite for an oral & written communications class and have no qualms about exploiting the opportunity for the vegan message. This is wonderful. Thank you Ellen. Question though - did you not mean "scalded" on this phrase? "The pig was scolded too"

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