Jennie Radley

Rookie (23.06.1934 / Liverpool)

Five Little Piggies - Poem by Jennie Radley

Five little piggies, struggling for the teat,
Curly tails trembling, aren't they sweet!
Served on a platter with an apple in his snout,
Now there's only four, he's been counted out.

Four little piggies, rolling in the mud,
Grunting and oinking, just like piggies should.
A nice bit of crackling with apple sauce,
Another one's gone, leaving three, of course.

Three greedy piggies, trotters in the trough,
Gobbling the pig-swill, can't get enough.
Rashers for me and a pork pie for you,
Don't forget the sausages! That leaves two.

Two big piggies, rutting is their game;
Wham, Bam, Thank you Ma'am!
Never asked her name.
Ham salad, pork chops, we'll stop his fun;
Barbecued spare-ribs, now there's only one.

One big piggy, lying in the straw;
If you wait patiently, there'll soon be more.
Curly tails trembling as they struggle for the teat,
I love little piggies, they're good enough to eat!

Comments about Five Little Piggies by Jennie Radley

  • (5/28/2009 11:29:00 PM)

    Not at all what I expected form the title, and huge fun. Takes me back to the days we kept two pigs, and what else do you keep pigs for? But they are lovely animals. (Report) Reply

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  • (5/28/2009 2:50:00 PM)

    excellent poem love it 10 (Report) Reply

  • Ashraful Musaddeq (5/28/2009 11:47:00 AM)

    Excellent poem with deep sense.10+++ (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 28, 2009

Poem Edited: Sunday, May 31, 2009

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