An infant's cry!

An infant's cry!

A Poem by Tom
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I'm not a vegan, vegetarian, but there are certain meat products that I abhor, though I've never tasted them, nor will I..

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A lamb's cry,

"Outside in energising Spring air,
playing with siblings
kicking, prancing, running, dancing,
pretend fighting, who is stronger
new smells, new sounds,
the taste of mother's milk
life an adventure, joyously good..

I hope it's not over before it's begun?"

A piglet's cry,

"I'm one of a suckling litter
our mother lays on her side,
barely moves, but she cares
we hear her grunt and groan,
I want to run free,
frolic and wallow, instead,
from outside world, enclosed, eschewed..

bored and frustrated, life sure ain't much fun!"

A bull calf's cry,

"I miss my mother, where'd she go
once always by my side,
nurturing, licking, grooming
kept me shinning, her diamond,
fed me, played with me, now alas
penned up with others, no mothers,
on straw bed, formula fed, tasteless food..

O' if only I could break out and run?"

I cry,

"One man's meat, another's poison
and whom am I, to beg or differ
but pray, let me ask you this?
Next time you sit down to a dinner
of succulent lamb, pork or veal,
reflect on your youth, a mother's love,
the innocence of childhood, fulsome adulthood..

Knowing tomorrow unlike some, you'll see the rising sun!"

© 2017 Tom



Author's Note

Tom
It's a difficult subject I know, folk have to feed their families but there's a limit my friends, a limit!

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Yes Tom. I agree with you that veal, suckling pig and kid do not appeal to me at all, purely on the basis of texture and taste. Not being a vegetarian, I have tried them, but frankly the experience was as unpalatable as my ,now, moral repugnance.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tom

4 Months Ago

Thank you Norman for your very considered review!



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vegetables and fruit won't miss a mom, and thanks for this nice piece.

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Tom

1 Month Ago

Thank you Roxanne!
Wow! This is beautiful :)
I like your theme of the poem poem too.It takes a real heart to feel an infant's cry.Im glad you opted this topic.

Happy writing, Tom 😊

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tom

1 Month Ago

Thank you Saumya!
Saumya

1 Month Ago

You're welcome :)
As I scratch my head trying to think of something new to write about, you've hit it out of the park with viewpoint originality. Just recently I saw a reality show where a guy could not stomach a suckling pig that was roasted just for him & in the process he insulted his hosts. I was picturing this scene as I read your poem. I'm not vegan, but I don't particularly like biting into ANY hunk of meat that resembles the breathing version. Good job putting this into thought-provoking terms! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tom

1 Month Ago

Thank you Margie, yes, all things in moderation and least give them a fulsome life before even consi.. read more
Fish, seafood, chicken & bacon, that will do nicely thanks. Not on the same plate or at the same time of course.
A difficult subject indeed Tom but one that you have highlighted and otherwise championed here with confidence, sensitivity and characteristic poetic clout....N

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tom

1 Month Ago

Yes indeed Neville, I like and enjoy those foods too but I'm very much against and perturbed by the .. read more
Neville Pettitt

1 Month Ago

I agree whole heartedly with these sentiments Tom
Yes, it is a difficult subject however the fact that you adhere to such beliefs says volumes about your kind nature and compassionate spirit!!

Having lived on a farm for part of my youth, it was hard not to be a part of raising animals and using them for our survival at those times when it became necessary. Daddy sent many to market, though we did not send veal/the babies of the lot off to slaughter. We raised sheep and he did take lambs which was especially difficult for me as I love them so; my very favorite of the farm life lot....I can see them to this day jumping sideways 'cross the fields, and delighting in every aspect of them!

We as the human race in this country of mine seem to have little problem of killing the innocent of life -those that are aborted, by choice!!! How horrific is this practice. It does indeed go against every grain of life in my heart and soul!!

So, to all the little ones who are taken too soon, including the wee animals jerked away from their mothers after feeling the width and breadth of her love, as well as the precious unborn children who never have the chance to take their first breath, I send love........a universe of it!

Thank you for sharing your heartfelt write with us so we may ponder the value of life, and of the great gift given to us in being able to see the next rising sun!!!

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tom

1 Month Ago

Your words dear Sheila, always considered & concise but especially this day ring true with clarity a.. read more
Sheila Kline

1 Month Ago

I fear it shall not end until the trumpets sound and arrives that glorious day when our Lord Jesus C.. read more
As a vegan I really respect the statement you make in this piece. I also admire the imagery you put in place!

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tom

1 Month Ago

Thank you Destiny!
Nothing like a mother's tender loving care. She does what shes best at - nurturing! Nature gives us so much to ponder over.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tom

2 Months Ago

She surely does Kitty & thank you for stopping by!
kitty

2 Months Ago

You are welcome!
"I want to run free,
frolic and wallow, instead,
from outside world, enclosed, eschewed.. "

Posted 2 Months Ago


Although I follow the dietary laws, I respect limits on things of nature for many reasons as you just stated marvelously. You have a great heart and it shows...Excellent my friend...:)............

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tom

4 Months Ago

Yes indeed Sami, we all must eat and that is nature's way but a little humility and respect is surel.. read more
Sami Khalil

4 Months Ago

You are welcome...:)...................
great one...such an amazing writing

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tom

4 Months Ago

Thank you again dear poet for your welcome visit and complimentary words!!

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