Cin Sweet Fields


Vegetarian


Your steak just lying there
Looking up at you
Through big brown eyelashed eyes
Sadly watching the others
In the slaughter house line
All just waiting their turn
to die

Veal, house specialty
A terrified baby
Wrenched away from its mom
Locked up in a small wooden box
Alone
Eyes afraid, peeking out
Through the cracks
Listening to the tick-tock
Of the slaughterhouse clock

Roast pork today
Bright eyed, curly tailed
Doglike in many ways
Screaming in horror
Running fast on little legs
Unable to run away
Grabbed up and stabbed
By your stainless cutlery

Fried chicken on a blue plate
Crowded birds in misery
Stuffed in small cages
Not an extra inch
Of or for humanity
Can’t move around
No breathing space

And they ask me
Dear Cin,
Why would you be
A vegetarian?

Submitted: Monday, April 23, 2007
Edited: Sunday, May 18, 2014

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Vegetarian by Cin Sweet Fields )

Enter the verification code :

  • William Jackson (5/8/2007 8:47:00 PM)

    While factory farms for meat production really are horrific, I became (primarily) a vegetarian purely out of self interest and only came to realize later on that it makes for a better world, a world with a great reduction in animal manure waste, and a tremendous saving of water. Your poem is thought provoking and well said! (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Enchanted Evening, The Princess
  2. Into The Past, Randy McClave
  3. Got The Feeling, Arthur Moore
  4. When I am alone, gajanan mishra
  5. Off To War, Randy McClave
  6. Woman's right to her child, Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  7. Which make one's beauty?, Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  8. Independence Day of India 2014 (in acros.., Dr John Celes
  9. Bitter-Sweet Memories, Matthias Pantaleon
  10. Friend 2, Neela Nath

Poem of the Day

poet Percy Bysshe Shelley

We are as clouds that veil the midnight moon;
How restlessly they speed, and gleam, and quiver,
Streaking the darkness radiantly!--yet soon
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Jessie Mackay

 
[Hata Bildir]