Paul Butters

Leeds, West Yorkshire.
Paul Butters
Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Should We?

Rating: 5.0
Should we all stop eating meat?
No, we'll starve of protein doing that.
But yes, it's morally right.
What about plants?
We'll starve: fruits and berries are all right.
Eat meat instead!

Are we doing enough to avoid nuclear war?
Not enough, we are doomed.
Too much: the next level is with nuclear-holocaust-mutations!

And global warming?
Our greatest threat.
A hoax!

What should we do?
Just what is Good?
Damned if we do and damned if we don't.

Should we be pacifists or should we fight?
Anyone Out There to put us right?
If there are,
Their lips are kept tight.

Even God, with all of His might.
One Man's Good is another Man's Evil,
From a great blue whale to a little Boll Weevil.

For now We stay on a lifelong quest,
Seeking out what might be the best.
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Topic(s) of this poem: philosophy,religion
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COMMENTS
Julia Luber 22 July 2019
Mad Cow Disease would be another reason not to eat meat.
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Paul Butters 22 July 2019
Plenty of other food-related diseases around I'm afraid. The world is a tough place.
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Edward Kofi Louis 19 March 2016
We are doomed! ! Nice piece of work.
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Paul Butters 19 March 2016
Thanks Edward. Doing right is not always easy.....
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Paul Butters 05 March 2016
If I may have a quick rant. When I search for this and other poems I've posted today I get, This poet has not posted in the last Fortnight. (Or something like that) . What? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
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Ratnakar Mandlik 05 March 2016
We stay on a lifelong quest, Seeking out what might be the best Beautiful lines with equally beautiful thought. Thanks for sharing.10 points.
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Paul Butters 05 March 2016
Many Thanks Ratnakar.
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Eugene Levich 05 March 2016
Things, alas, to think about. Thanks for the brain jilt!
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Paul Butters 05 March 2016
I do many brain jilts Eugene. Not too bothered whether or not they are poetic.
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Dr Antony Theodore 05 March 2016
For now We stay on a lifelong quest, Seeking out what might be the best. you are entering into the world of philosophy and opens up a discussion through your poem on good and bad, evil and good, what is best and what is not, individual opinion verses basic truths. love this poem. thank you.tony
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Paul Butters 05 March 2016
Thanks Tony. Yes this is one of my more philosophical ones. But I must now create more stanzas!
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