Strange Servings

Strange Servings, Deon Mumple, 06/11/2015

Strange servings, from tips to tails,
A great banquet, priceless, on sale,
Treated cheaply, crudely chopped,
For idols: culture, prosperity, religious norms,
Butchers slaughter, toss meat like pig slop,

Our restaurant serves a daily entrée,
The waiters are coming! Clear out of the way!

With heads removed, or vivisected
Bodies lifeless, some brains dissected,
Priceless lives stolen, it should make us squirm.
They were irreplaceable, these once-human forms,
And did the waiters even ask the worms?
“You shall not murder” – Exodus 20:13 

“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” – Thomas Jefferson, The United States Declaration Of Independence.

“Come, I will recite what your Lord has prohibited to you. [He commands] that you not associate anything with Him, and to parents, good treatment, and do not kill your children out of poverty; We will provide for you and them. And do not approach immoralities – what is apparent of them and what is concealed. And do not kill the soul which Allah has forbidden except by right. This has He instructed you that you may use reason.” – Quran 6:151 

There’s quite a bit of legal wrangling that goes on in attempts to justify murder, in various forms, whether it’s called “legal,” or “not ‘killing'” or “for honor” or whatever.  You can label it any way you want, but in the end, it’s all just murder when one person, or a group of people, kill a human being.  And it’s just my opinion, but when someone murders someone else, it makes the murderer less human.- Deon Mumple


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