‘NEVER GIVE UP’

DEATH CRATES

They said Jack sprat could eat no fat

his wife could eat not lean

Let me tell you about myself

I’m somewhere in between

My favorite part of a juicy steak

is the grizzle on the edge

How difficult it is to stop myself

and make the vegetarian pledge

Everyday starts off the same

I give it all I’ve got

But by the end of the day

a vegetarian I am not

“I will not eat meat today”

no innocent animals shall die

And as I fail again and again

I take a very deep sorrowful sigh

So I say ‘tommorrow’

I will try again            

To be the person I want to be

Not just the one who writes it in pen

How can this be so damn hard

Try and try as I might

The effort I make each day

to not take that fleshy bite

The hardest part has got to be

Giving up the flavor

Every artery clogging meaty bite

I do completely savor

I know I can survive

on vegetables alone         

I guess that very thought

makes my tastebuds groan   

Never have I ever failed

at what I attempt to do

But on my tenth year of failure

my heart is heavy and blue

I will not give up

A quitter I am not           

a tougher battle though

I have never fought

Every creature on this planet

should have a right to live             

safe from the harm and torture

that our cruel humans species give 

One day it ‘will’ happen

when I finally make the switch

then I will no longer be considered

a heartless,

   compassionless,

      murdering *itch

Remember… ALL LIVES MATTER

Image and poetry: by Jennifer Robin

Full website and blog   –   www.jenniferrobin.gallery

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