Dilemma Poem by G.R. Gaus

Dilemma

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Why did I put up with you?
For so many worthless years,
Hardly ever, made a dime,
Times; you brought me to tears.

All you ever did was run and eat,
Then rooted up all the ground,
When you were fat, time to sell,
Hog market, was always down.

How many times, did you escape?
Then whined about, getting back,
Always dug holes under the fence,
Coming in, can’t find the crack.

You broke me with the feed bill,
Wasting corn around the feeder,
Mice thrived happily underneath,
Ideal conditions, for the breeder.

Castration done in a muddy lot,
Water in winter always froze,
Pumping by hand a shallow well,
Rings must be kept in your nose.

I’m finished with you little imps,
Fifteen years was quite enough,
Looking back now, half a smile,
Raising pigs was mighty tough.

POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
When I moved to a farm and first met my new neighbors, they decided I needed to raise some animals, since it was a small acreage cattle and sheep were out, so hogs became my new- -
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Valerie Dohren 05 May 2013

I'm sure you loved your little pigs, deep down! So sweet.

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Gajanan Mishra 24 April 2013

good poem, thanks. I invite you to read my poems and comment.

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