Should We? Poem by Paul Butters

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
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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Michael Hopkins 12 August 2023

I will too stick with my meat protein and not buy into the several hoaxes we have had to endured the last few years.

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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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Paul Butters

Paul Butters

Leeds, West Yorkshire.
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