Going Vegan in My Dream: A Poem

Updated on June 11, 2018
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Val is a life-long practically oriented student of effective emotional and attitudinal responses to the many challenges of life.

In my dream I saw a little farm

sitting there on a foothill's lap

glowing in its natural charm

peaceful as if taking nap.


With no people in that dream

just some livestock all around

scattered in the morning gleam

giving away their familiar sound.


Close to me I saw a cow

with eyes so sad and mild

as if known to me somehow

now weeping gently like a child.


In my sleeping head I knew

it was her calf that she grieved

taken far away by butcher's crew

after only a year that she had lived.


I woke up eyes all wet

thinking of the stuff I eat

deciding with deep regret

not ever again to touch meat.


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      Vladimir Karas 

      3 weeks ago from Canada

      Shanmarie---LOL, now you've learned something new---don't ever read my poems if you are about to start eating, you never know how I may sabotage your appetite.

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      Shannon Henry 

      3 weeks ago from Texas

      Awww. Way to ruin my appetite!

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      Vladimir Karas 

      4 weeks ago from Canada

      John---Of course, "dream" is only symbolic, not real moment of decision to go meatless. A decent study of damages that meat, dairy, wheat, and sugar are doing prompted me to kick this last culprit out of my menu.

      Proponents of that industry try to scare the crap out of people who consider going meatless, while only supplementing with vitamin B-12 is needed and a smart choosing, not going crazy on pizza, fries, and pastry---which defeats the purpose.

      But, joking aside, I am not only talking about beef, but all meat.

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      Vladimir Karas 

      4 weeks ago from Canada

      Peggy---Apparently the motivation is much stronger coming from nutrition concerns than moral ones, although, yes, killing animals for food---or for hunting sports is immoral and sad.

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      John Hansen 

      4 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

      Ok Val, I am not eating beef again. Pork, lamb etc still ok, right? Fun poem.

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      Peggy Woods 

      4 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

      I think that might be the impetus many people have when deciding to become vegetarians. Cows eyes are beautiful.

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