ANTEDISESTABLISHMENT VEGETARIANISM

Pigs are in blankets

too late to save them now.

Better to forget porky

and drain a cow.

 

McDonalds never had a farm

never EE I EE I EE I owned one.

The world of food goes round and round,

what eats and provides it

returns to the ground.

 

Consider the chicken's versatility,

a life of service, of total futility.

 

Incidentally sheep may not safely graze

with their succulent and winning ways.

I've got no beef either way.

Have a lovely stunning day.

◄ A JOCULAR AND DERISIVE POEM WHAT I WROTE WITH A SUITABLY LONG TITLE TO GET EVERYBODY'S ATTENTION - CLEVER EH?

HI HAIKU ►

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raypool

Thu 9th May 2019 21:51

Thanks David for your well considered comment - it offers an honest appraisal, and that should be what we do - rather than going to extreme views. There should always be an open window for considerations. I am as you know a bit mischievous and can take any side that might illustrate my feelings. I eat meat now and again, but never feel good about it. Peace, man. I was reading about the production of hamburgers in Germany, sold around the world, and it is indeed incredibly monitored ; probably better considered than the world's effluence I think we know.

Thanks Brian, that's on record !

Rachel, thanks - it's nice you trouble to clue up on issues to open up poems. That was quite a revelation, and in a way it just goes to show that life is precious . But we eat to survive!

Ray

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elPintor

Thu 9th May 2019 11:34

What will become of us the day we find plants and trees really do scream...

https://www.cell.com/trends/plant-science/fulltext/S1360-1385(15)00289-7

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=i8YnvMpcrVI

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Wolfgar Miere

Thu 9th May 2019 11:17

Clever title Ray,

In dietary terms what is and what isn't the established norm these days? I feel extremely conventional not having special requirements at restaurants. Occasionally I'll go vegan simply to get down with the kids, well I do but not for that reason. Some of it is pretty good to be honest, but I just love tearing meat apart with my knashers.

Honestly, I do think we need to rethink our relationship with animals and our consumption of their flesh. If we were savages killing to eat I would have no issue whatsoever, but we are not are we?

I will avoid going further, I know your poem is light hearted..but as is often the case with your writing there is an underlying question.

Pigs make a hell of a frightening sound whilst being led to slaughter, chilling.

David.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkmADVP7M8Q


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Brian Maryon

Wed 8th May 2019 14:45

Close to the vedge!

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raypool

Wed 8th May 2019 11:53

Whoops Graham. I must admit to a fondness for bacon and eggs.. I'm not keen on the sanctimonious who try to run a slimline society. In many ways i am a sinner and hypocrite over food but I do yearn to do the right thing whatever that is. I went to a garden centre yesterday unwisely chose french onion soup... A slurry of onions floating in sweet gravy with no cheese or bread. So have a nice lunch! Thanks for the quick response. Ray.

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Graham Sherwood

Wed 8th May 2019 11:39

hahaha! Ray

I write food and wine articles every month for a national magazine and the most aggressive feedback that I ever encounter is from the vegetarian lobby, so put on your tin hat!

As we speak, am awaiting feedback from a very recently penned vegan piece which is VERY 'in' at the moment.

Good work as usual Ray, especially as it's pissing down here! Shit! it's veg soup for lunch today.

Graham

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