Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Oh Milk!

Every once in awhile I am compelled to write terrible poetry. Enjoy:

A cry for milk

After eating cookies,
Cry for milk

After eating chocolate cake,
I cry for milk

And pancakes, too
They make me,
Cry for milk

We are mammals,
We cry for milk

As babies,
We cry for milk

But vegans,
They don’t cry for milk

How can you eat cereal?
And not cry for milk?

Oh Vegan! Are you not human?
Does your mouth not cry out for ice cold milk,
After eating P.B. & J?

“But we have silk!”
The vegans retort

To that I reply:
Silk ain’t milk
You are not higher than a mammal

And I ask you, oh Vegan:
What about cheese?
Cheese from silk?

Surely you jest,
You can’t make real cheese
Without real milk

A life without milk,
Is a life half lived.



Blogger airforcewife said...

How can someone live in Wisconsin and not each cheese? I thought that was some sort of requirement, and that people who couldn't bring themselves to eat cheese had to move to the UP?

8:15 PM  
Blogger semite1973 said...

That's what one would think, but there are vegans here. Maybe one day a vegan activist will release a heard of dairy cows?

10:12 AM  
Blogger Melanie said...

It makes me want milk.

5:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This could be read, teasingly, as both a celebration and a subversion of the whole "milk" concept...there's even some bolshy anti-colonial narrative lurking in there: "P.B. & J" a masterful, coded reference to Palestine, Beirut and Jenin, with the "Vegan" a self-righteous, uptight Israel denying itself the purity, the clarity, the "ice cold milk" provided by The Other, and in particular the spiritual richness of the Qu'ran.
Thus "cheese from silk?" Can a reactionary, apartheid-esque Zionist entity gain true nourishment(cheese) from material and financial gains(silk), especially as it comes at the expense of the "mammal", the colonised?
And in the final, dazzling couplet, "A life without milk/Is a life half lived", the ideal of a Two-State Solution is alluded to.


11:08 AM  
Blogger airforcewife said...

Now my head hurts.

6:06 AM  
Blogger semite1973 said...

Ryan, that was brilliant! How did you that that was what the poem was about?

Time for some "listen to the children" me thinks!

3:07 PM  
Blogger Melanie said...

I think I just went retarded when I read your comment, Ryan. Thanks.

7:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did I mention the emotive Chomskyian subtext?


10:50 AM  

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