Veg Out


Its April of 2020 and Day 22 of A to Z challenge. This year, I am doing Metaphors. Be it a movie, song, painting, book, idiom, etc. I plan to give a perspective to it with an explanation and a 8 line poem.


Metaphor: Veg Out

Yes, a metaphor coming out from kitchen. It’s a slang for relaxing without any agenda or to spend time idly, passively.  “Let’s watch old movies all night…we’ll just veg out in front of the TV” from the movie Pretty Woman has caught attention of many. Basically it means to relax like a sloth and in mindless manner.

There is no authentic documentation but has known to be originated in 1970’s. The phrase derives from association of vegetables with mental incapacity; in the way that mentally disabled people are sometimes referred to as vegetables. Do you think ‘Veg Out’ has become one of our common routine now?

While you are at it,
Vegging out,
Someone grew a garden,
One got lost in novel,
One fell in love,
Someone made a music,
Another believed marvels,
Made it all happen.

We all Veg out. We are human beings after all. The question is how often? If not me, then who will care for the dreams that I believed to live one fine day?

15 thoughts on “Veg Out

  1. Great poem…so nice to read something light hearted!! I think there is ALOT of global ‘vegging out’ happening during this Pandemic.
    An there are alot of people doing alot of amazing things despite being locked at home.
    Thanks Prakash!
    Chees Sherri-Ellen 🙂

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  2. Oh. I didn’t know about this part. “The phrase derives from association of vegetables with mental incapacity”. The lockdown has been a period of vegging-out but the A2Z makes it really difficult. But I’m glad that we are nearing the home stretch. 🙂

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  3. Oh Wow, another 5-Star post!! I’ve been busier during this “time-out”, than previously. No “vegging out” for me! 🙂 Hope you and your family are well and safe ❤

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  4. Comes from veggies and their mental capacity, interesting concept. Just like everyone else, I am too waiting for the month-end to veg out. Phew! It’s been quite a month. 😀
    Love your poem, P. It takes about everything we’re seeing on social media during this lockdown.

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