- An All Creatures Animal Rights Poem: justice, peace, love, compassion, ethics, organizations, Bible, God, Lord, Jesus, Christ, Holy Spirit, grass roots, animals, cruelty free, lifestyle

Greg Lawson

(with apologies to The Beatles)

I need somebody,
Not just anybody,
You know I need someone to HELP !!!

As a young carnivore, I often used to say
I’ll not go vegan, it just didn’t seem my way.

But now these days, I’m really not so self-assured,
I worry ‘bout
the factory farms and all that damn manure.

Help me please, new vegan here in town
Can I wear old leather, silk or even goose-down?
Help me keep my feet on solid ground,
Won’t you please, please help me?

And now my life has changed in oh so many ways,
No longer do
my daily meals
ever need to graze.

I’m vegan now, goodbye to cow,
and welcome the new day.
Cause now at last, I think I’ve found
the truly peaceful way.

Help me please, new vegan here in town
I need some recipes for soy ground round
Help me get this Tempeh bacon brown,
Won’t you please, please help me, help me, help me, oh!

Greg Lawson is President of the Vegetarian Society of El Paso and can be reached through their site http://utminers.utep.edu/vsep/