Below is the poem entitled GIVE UP MEAT which was written by poet
S.KANDASAMY. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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1.Eating meat to swell
how can pity?
2.Protect hoarding as to
mercy abjure meat.
3.Heart of tasting meat
as armed unkind.
4.Mercy is unkilling, unkind
kills, flesh-eating unrighteous.
5.Life, non-eating flesh even
hell retains eater.
6.If unkill for flesh-eating
none sell it.
7.Avoid flesh-eating if realizing
sufferings of beings.
8.Pure from illusion evades
eating life-less flesh.
9.Avoiding mutton betters thousand
ghee-burning sacrificial rituals.
10.All beings revere kind
non-eaters of meat.
Dedicated to Thiruvalluvar(31B.C), the author in Tamil
Translated by S.Kandasamy, MUSIRI, TAMILNADU, INDIA
Published in poetrysoup.com on 13-12-13