Don't drink coffee?
Don't drink tea?
Don't use liquor?
fine with me.
Don't eat chicken?
Don't eat beef?
Don't even eat fish?
What do you eat?
How do you survive?
Whence comes your
Plants too are alive.
What do your spouse and offspring say?
How about your parents, do
they eat this way?
Do your friends still come around today?
kind of game are you trying to play?
Some people are good and they eat meat,
While some are bad and
forego this treat.
You mention ozone and global heat,
How can it
help to eat beans and wheat?
I like meat, my friends like to hunt.
Animals are dumb, they snort
People are smart and clever and wise.
I think you ignore
that everything dies.
Even if you're right and that our diet is to blame
And disease of
the globe and of us is the same,
And if world hunger is, as you
Bound up with this, it's truly a shame.
But change my ways? That is too much!
My folkways are too "right" to
They're obviously right, they're what everyone does,
presence to the contrary puts my head in a buzz.
Do whatever crazy thing you want,
I'm surprised you're not all weak
But don't tell others and don't tell me,
I'll turn deaf
ear on any plea.
To question what's plain for all to see
And shake accepted customs
To examine my worldview would cause me unease. . .
might see a difference 'tween rabbits and peas.