One of the Others

One of the Others

I’ve met a vegetarian
and as far as I can see,
I don’t know what all the fuss is about,
he looks like you or me.

“So what happened to your taste buds??
I really had to ask,
“did they die of boredom”?
his face became a mask.

“We don’t eat things with eyes” he said
they look like one one of us.
I truly hoped he didn’t include
a puppy or my puss.

“So, you’ve never eaten bacon or eggs ,
bangers or burgers or meat “?
I knew that remark wouldn’t make him smile
he just looked down at his feet.

“So when did you become one”?
I looked him straight in the eye,
“was it after eating liver and chips,
or a steak and kidney pie”?

He said ,”I really used to enjoy a roast,
before ‘I met the wife,
I only became vegetarian,
to make sure that I have a quiet life “

About the author

Ariadne
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Love horses and riding ,windswept beaches, quiet forests, driving, anywhere , people with a relaxed attitude and a sense of humour. allergic to chocolate ,but scoff winegums . Growing plants, but dislike proper gardening. Impulsive holiday taker .. need some pals, for coffee or chat. Total ditz with computers. ,but I do try. Live in South Yorks ,

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