Treasure Island

Saiom Shriver

(Ohio)

Left Alone


The cows have observant
Hindus,750 million,
who do not eat their flesh.
The pigs have observant
Muslims.
Observant Jews don't
touch clams
nor eat Spam
nor pig flesh made ham.
But who will speak
for the little lamb.

Submitted: Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Edited: Thursday, June 20, 2013
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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Footnote: The majority of early Christians,
Salvation Army and Methodist founders,
and now The 7th Day Adventists, Franciscans,
Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and Hindus
teach avoiding the flesh of animals
and fishes.

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