James Atkinson

Rookie (April 29,1934 / San Diego, California)

James Atkinson Poems

1. Saga Of The Three-Legged Pig 3/16/2007

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Saga Of The Three-Legged Pig

Old man Trotter
had a big fat Daughter
who raised pigs for fun‘n slaughter
when business was slow
she’d walk to the village
with a pig on a collar to show

On one such journey
she tried to earn money
by peddlin’ a three-legged jenny
for just a little bit o’dough
each pound for a penny

She wailed t’ladies in the lane
Partin’ wi’me pig, she feigned, wo’cause me great pain
This is no ordinary swine, she whined
This’a real hero, she claimed
In a ditch‘er o’sandwich, she explained

Why this larder‘as worked harder
t’be friend o’man than ...

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