The Veterinarian.

The veterinarian
Is the only doctor that
Eats his patients
He devours chicken breast
And still visits to see
Chickens in flu and puts
Some pills in water
For them to heal.

The veterinarian
Is the only doctor that
Eats his patients
A cow has foot and mouth
And he is on hand to help
Still his freezer is full of fresh milk
And beef is the meat he eats
The veterinarian
Is the only doctor that
Eats his patients.

by Tony Adah

Comments (11)

i read and enjoyed your PH 'bio'. and i enjoyed this poem. to MyPoemList. BUT, did you ever meet my Great-Uncle Samuel Coleson? ? ? he was a pathologist and his freezer was always full of fresh (well, sort of fresh) meat! ! i USED to wonder, as a kid, why my grandfather never went to his home for a meal. then i grew up. bri :)
Great work..! Check out my poem SUN AND PLANET.
The veterinarian... beautiful poem.
This is one of the most interesting poems I've read! I can't say I EVER thought about this.... now my head is hurting. Hmmm. I like your writing style...I've only read 2 of your poems so far, but I think I will read more!
The beauty of thought and the extraordinary presentation of a poetic work. I like this poem. And I've translated this poem into my native language, Bengali, for our readers. wishes...
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