Everyone's going veggie.

               Everyone is going veggie!
            Everyone is going veggie,
            Eating red meat, I feel somewhat edgy!
            "Save the planet", "cut out meat"
            "Spread the message"! Isn't that neat!

            What about my red- cell count?
          - Anaemia will come, of that, there's no doubt!
            Leeks and Parsnips are great for fibre,  
           But meat's much better, I'll feel livelier!
           "Try this dish, you'll be amazed"!
           It's full of flavour- carrots and Maize!
           Soya, Tofu, it just never ends,
           my gut's in trouble, I have the bends!
          - Bending over, running to the loo,
           I'm full of veggie, broth and  veg' stew!
             A veggie death is taking place,
            My life cut short , my demise I'll face!
            Perhaps I'll ignore the media's advice,
            and tuck into steak pie , meat curry and rice!!

About this poem

A lot of my friends are turning away from meat for all sorts of reasons.Is this right?

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Submitted by ljsanders on September 23, 2022

Modified on April 28, 2023

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Scheme A Aa bb xx cc xx ddee ffgg
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 1,010
Words 154
Stanzas 8
Stanza Lengths 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 4, 4

Laura Sanders

I live in Dorset in the U.K.I am inspired by nature and the countryside, especially the seasons, and the weather.I write about all sorts of topics and my poems are usually rhyming, haiku or free verse. more…

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  • Soulwriter
    hahaha loved this - lots of fun. In answer to your question, is it right? To each their own, it's certainly a very personal choice
    LikeReply7 months ago


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