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Fay Slimm

Rookie - 12 Points (Ageless. / in Cornwall U.K.)

One of a Kind.

Broadened out, now gigantically big,
The pig held his snout to the rail.

He surveyed me, then began digging
His sharp teeth in wood, and exhaled

Hot breath came with a grunt so loud
I hastily beat retreat, but pig's eyes
Squinted blearily, and the proud
Mountain of flesh began to sigh.

Yes, soft whimpering sounds gave way
To loud wailing, then streaky tears
Rolled away down his cheeks, paving
Pathways into my heart. Without fear
I opened the door to his sty
And big boar and I, pig-talking,
Snuffled away in quality time.
Pigs feeling lonely get maudlin.

Fully grown boar, no exception,
Lay down, moreover, he adoringly
Squirmed when I scratched with shy respect
On his thick hide, then he nuzzled for more.

Despite his huge size, when for a time
The tickling stopped, trepidation
Overtook and set in, it reminded
Me that pigs' desires merely relate
To needs like our own. More than food
We crave company when finding
Nothing substitutes feeding from love.

Oh, but that boar was one of a kind.
He left any other far, far behind.

Submitted: Saturday, December 05, 2009
Edited: Friday, January 01, 2010

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  • Rookie - 103 Points Leslie Alexis (heaven Is My Home) (12/5/2009 5:32:00 PM)

    As a kid, I had a pig sty, I remember those days.
    It was fun. it was not fun cleaning that thing though.

    when they did not get their food on time, they were mean. one time one bit my mother.

    this poem is good.. and different.. which is good. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 150 Points Patti Masterman (12/5/2009 1:09:00 PM)

    Awww, he's not just bacon he has a big ole heart and feelings too; and you Faye,
    have one of the largest hearts around, and I salute you. Wish I had been there to be kind to Mr. Boar too! (smile) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Bob Gibson (12/5/2009 11:10:00 AM)

    Something's, i find hard to swallow!
    you and the pig, in mud did wallow
    you scratched his belly, your heart was aching
    were you thinking, that's a lot of bacon :) (Report) Reply

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