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.The Vegan Poem Page
Unique poetry to promote an awareness of the many benefits of a plant-based (vegan) diet.
SoyStache: A unique project promoting an awareness of the many benefits of a plant-based (vegan) diet.
These poem pages are a forum for artists to share their work with others.
Views expressed in these poems do not necessarily reflect those of SoyStache and it's founders.
Other vegan poetry
Below is a poem I had written to share at an EarthSave event. I revised it slightly and am now sharing it with you. It is strongly worded, so be forewarned. Many of us have some strong beliefs and I have shared some of them in the poem.
The Vegan Poem
By Jeff Rogers
This is my poem promoting the vegan lifestyle.
The thought of eating flesh, to many, is just vile.
We treat animals as though they were commodities.
Its the humans here who appear to be oddities.
People drink milk as though it was water.
By drinking milk they actually support calf slaughter.
A constant supply of milk requires the animals imprisonment.
Can you believe its consumption is actually encouraged by our government?
Animals flesh is stolen from them to fill up a plate.
With so much plant life to eat this is such a mistake.
The body is a temple for the soul to use.
So why, these poor animals, do we abuse?
Their life we cut short. We should all get a clue!
We take away their temples before they are through!
"Thou shall not kill" was the commandment sent.
This didnt mean just humans. It was all creatures that was meant.
"What would Jesus do?" some people insist.
If he saw how we treated animals, boy hed be righteously indignant!
Every seed bearing plant shall be our food.
To think otherwise is more than just rude!
The wrong food choices put a strain on our environment.
It is leading to our own endangerment.
Are we all crazy? Are we insane?
When we destroy the earth, then who will we blame?
Are we in time? Is it too late?
Have we committed ourselves? Is the damage too great?
Mother Earth is dying. Its just not right!
She needs our help. We have to fight!
Some people wonder: "whats all the fuss?"
Well, we are killing the very planet that sustains us!
"Ignorance is bliss" is what some people choose to believe.
Destruction of mother earth is what ignorance will achieve.
This is really quite serious.
Our ignorance is actually killing us.
I have a pipe dream I must confess.
It would be so nice if we had help from our congress
I have no pity on those who push their pens,
To pass the laws, ignoring the who, what, why or whens.
Its all in the name of the almighty buck!
Our so-called "leaders" dont seem to give a damn!
I ask of you this: talk to your neighbors, talk to your friends.
Help them to understand. Together we can change these trends.
We must speak for the animals who do not have a voice.
We affect their lives when we make our choice.
A plant-based diet is what we should eat.
The flesh-eating lifestyle is now obsolete.
We can make a difference, you and I.
We can reverse these things gone awry.
It may take some effort. It may take some time.
One thing for sure: Its an uphill climb.
Another thing is certain. I will continue to strive
To make sure this planet does survive.
I hope you will do the same...
© Jeff Rogers 2000
If you are already following a plant-based diet, we applaud you. If you are not, please begin making a transition to a plant-based diet. There are many resources available on the internet and perhaps in your own area. Please visit our links page to find some of these resources. For more information on the health and environmental affects of our food choices please visit our facts page and even our calcium sources page.
If you have your own vegan poetry and would like to submit it to us to post on our site, please contact us.
More Vegan Poetry:
Vegetarian Protein Sources / Vegetarian Calcium Sources / Vegetarian Iron Sources
Vegetarian Fiber Sources / Vegetarian Fat Sources / Health Facts / Vegan Recipes / Vegetarian Organizations
Celebrity Vegetarian Interviews / SoyStache Project / SoyStache Home / A Letter From the Cows / Raw Food Links
Famous Vegetarians: Famous Vegetarians and Vegans / Natural Weight Loss Diet
Nutrition Tables / Vegetarian Events / Extensive Vegetarian & Vegan Links / Jesus - vegetarian / "Not-So-Famous" Vegetarians
Raw Food info / Vegan Books / Raw Food Books / Vegan Poems / Animal Rights Events / Raw Food Events /
Raw Food Articles / Raw Food Restaurants / Images / Email List / Contact us / Vegan Travel