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The Pig

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In England once there lived a big
And wonderfully clever pig.
To everybody it was plain
That Piggy had a massive brain.
He worked out sums inside his head,
There was no book he hadn't read.
He knew what made an airplane fly,
He knew how engines worked and why.
He knew all this, but in the end
One question drove him round the bend:
He simply couldn't puzzle out
What LIFE was really all about.
What was the reason for his birth?
Why was he placed upon this earth?
His giant brain went round and round.
Alas, no answer could be found.
Till suddenly one wondrous night.
All in a flash he saw the light.
He jumped up like a ballet dancer
And yelled, 'By gum, I've got the answer! '
'They want my bacon slice by slice
'To sell at a tremendous price!
'They want my tender juicy chops
'To put in all the butcher's shops!
'They want my pork to make a roast
'And that's the part'll cost the most!
'They want my sausages in strings!
'They even want my chitterlings!
'The butcher's shop! The carving knife!
'That is the reason for my life! '
Such thoughts as these are not designed
To give a pig great peace of mind.
Next morning, in comes Farmer Bland,
A pail of pigswill in his hand,
And piggy with a mighty roar,
Bashes the farmer to the floor…
Now comes the rather grisly bit
So let's not make too much of it,
Except that you must understand
That Piggy did eat Farmer Bland,
He ate him up from head to toe,
Chewing the pieces nice and slow.
It took an hour to reach the feet,
Because there was so much to eat,
And when he finished, Pig, of course,
Felt absolutely no remorse.
Slowly he scratched his brainy head
And with a little smile he said,
'I had a fairly powerful hunch
'That he might have me for his lunch.
'And so, because I feared the worst,
'I thought I'd better eat him first.'
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COMMENTS
Dr Antony Theodore 19 November 2020
In England once there lived a big And wonderfully clever pig. To everybody it was plain That Piggy had a massive brain. ishall eat him irst
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Suryendu Chaudhury 23 September 2020
The tables turned, the order spurned, the hierarchy questioned and the order comes to end!
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L Milton Hankins 29 August 2020
This is a delightful poem made up of rhyming couplets. Interesting, the truth of it!
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Juliet Languedoc 26 July 2020
What a thing - that pig needed to live not be eaten he is oh no Let him live.
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Emma Rafferty 23 July 2020
Hey so funny hahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahhahaha not
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who is this? ? ? ? 10 June 2020
Everyone has there own favourites Just take time to discover its..... Awesome and technical words A poem can be about anything, just like a bluebird!
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A lot of people like TV, And they will disagree! But I like it UwU
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Kumarmani Mahakul 13 April 2020
He simply couldn't puzzle out What LIFE was really all about..........touching expression with outstanding conceptualization. It is really a marvelous poem created by Roald Dahl.
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Ethan 03 February 2020
I thought pig was about to be eaten by the farmer??
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Gayatri Phukan 20 December 2019
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