I had lost the key of my heart.
Today, I found it in the woods dense.
I unlock my heart.
As soon as I unlock my heart,
Some intense feelings
Come cascading down.
I have always been spellbound
By nature’s beauty
And the beauty of animals.
When I see cattle grazing in open pastures,
Eating blades of grass green,
I find it a refreshingly unique sight.
Words like ‘freedom’, ‘food for all’, live and let live’
Flash to my mind raising hope
For a breakthrough in tackling non-violence.
I am not a meat eater,
Nor do I have anything against meat eaters,
And yet, if we stopped the killing of animals,
The quality of our thoughts and actions
Would have improved, evoking empathy and love.
I cannot bear to see animals succumbing
To the injuries inflicted by man.
When I look at the listless eyes
In cavernous sockets of butchers,
And the sharp blades of their knives,
My puny inexhaustible voice is choked,
My feelings frayed and torn,
My eyes sore, spirits drooping
And the pins of pang sting my heart.
I think of the sea of milk,
The mountains of cheese,
The frozen lakes of butter,
The rivers of buttermilk,
The hills of cottage cheese,
All so important to sustain life,
On this beautiful planet earth.