(Dedicated to a Vegetarian World – Deepak Sarkar, www.kolki.com)
I used to love meat!
I was raised among poultry and fish!
Nothing could excite my hunger best
Than just thought of curried egg and omelet!
Slowly I kept on losing
Appetite for meat and poultry
Egg was still favorite,
Until the look became detesting!
Stuck in a meat based society
My sudden conversion wasn’t easy!
At times it felt like self-defeating
Until I learn my own way of cooking!
Used spices for the flavor I was missing
Cut vegetables that appear appetizing
A good ripe fruit made my mouth watering
Meat substitutes tasted great without smelling!
Even my desert egg-less rice pudding
Became famous like Grandma’s cooking!
Overall it made me a better human being
Ready to preach for peace and vegetarianism!