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A prose poem by

Saad El-Asha

Submitted Apr 8, 2022, 1:41:14 AM

An Open Letter to Vegans

When the greenhouse opens its doors,
I say, "It smells like a vegan's breath."
I had been vegan-ish myself.
I have refused to wear leather, naturally,
But conceded that wool over my back
Meant good hygiene for the sheep.
I have not put wool over other people's eyes.
And I have eaten eggs,
"They're the period blood of chicken. No harm done",
I said.
But you, dear vegans, you do not compromise.
Here, in the greenhouse, I sense my cowardice.


MissDartit Avatar


Commented Apr 10, 2017, 7:40:34 PM
Very nice poem :)

"On a a near by hill" - nearby in on word (could be my british english).
pirate60 Avatar


Commented Apr 10, 2017, 8:45:33 PM
I totally missed that. I believe it should be one word.
astarte Avatar


Commented Apr 11, 2017, 7:00:31 AM
I really enjoyed reading it, pirate! Well done!
pirate60 Avatar


Commented Apr 12, 2017, 3:32:02 AM
After fixing any more errors this will become my 6th book and 3rd picture book. Cross your fingers.
Don Roble Avatar

Don Roble

Commented Apr 12, 2017, 3:59:56 PM
The usual high standard we hold you to.
pirate60 Avatar


Commented Apr 17, 2017, 9:50:53 AM
Thanks Don. I always try to live up to the standards you set.