Roald Dahl

(13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990 / Cardiff / Wales)

The Pig - Poem by Roald Dahl

In England once there lived a big
And wonderfully clever pig.
To everybody it was plain
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Comments about The Pig by Roald Dahl

  • Priyanka Singh (9/29/2017 3:21:00 PM)


    Such thoughts as these are not designed
    To give a pig great peace of mind.
    nicely penned poem.
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  • Anuranjita Ghadei (9/25/2017 6:38:00 AM)


    '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.'
    Nicely penned.10
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  • Seema Devi Sharma (9/6/2017 2:39:00 PM)


    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
    Good to read. Thanks poet.
    10
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  • Sabita Sahoo (9/6/2017 1:26:00 PM)


    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?
    Nicely penned.
    10++
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  • Sanjukta Sahoo (9/4/2017 11:53:00 PM)


    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!
    Beautifully penned.
    10+
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  • Anita Aparajita Das (9/1/2017 1:31:00 PM)


    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.
    Nice poem shared.10++
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  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (9/1/2017 10:23:00 AM)


    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?
    Great question answers itself.
    Nicely described.
    10+++
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  • (4/27/2017 9:48:00 AM)


    D G I have not read this befor but being vegan my sympathy is with the pig (Report) Reply

  • C B (4/4/2017 9:13:00 AM)


    I love this poem! You'll laugh your head off knowing a pig eats a human! Roald Dahl is awesome. (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (1/2/2017 9:46:00 AM)

    tom allport
    the moral of the story is eat them before they eat you, good advice? (Report) Reply

  • R Soos (11/20/2016 6:24:00 PM)

    Top 40 poems
    Been going through the top poems on site one by one, and am interested in the fact that three I read tonight are pictures of violent truth. A Mile to Remember by Bukowski, The Lesson by McGough, and now The Pig by Dahl. At least everything on this top 40 list isn't lovey dovey - LOL =: -) (Report) Reply

  • (10/11/2016 3:38:00 AM)

    The Pig by Roald Dahl
    Roald Dahl at his best! (Report) Reply

  • Wes Vogler (8/27/2016 9:23:00 PM)


    There goes that Bannerjee twit again. Everything has a deeper darker meaning. Mister Dahl would have laughed him out of the picture and then featured him in his next rollicking episode.
    (just an amateur take)
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    Tan Pratonix Tan Pratonix (11/17/2016 3:35:00 AM)

    I agree. There are too many of these twits on Poemhunter. I call them Ninjuns. Got a poem on them.

  • (7/20/2016 8:45:00 PM)


    Reverse psychologly. The pig eats the farmer instead! The pig had all the brains, and farmer had none! (Report) Reply

  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (6/18/2015 6:00:00 PM)


    Levity personified...Enjoyed this... (Report) Reply

  • (4/24/2015 4:03:00 PM)


    Lovely humorous poem! (Report) Reply

  • Francis Lynch (4/23/2015 3:00:00 PM)


    If you like this, read I Got You Babe. (Report) Reply

  • Francis Lynch (4/23/2015 2:57:00 PM)


    If you liked this, read Byron's Pig Roast. (Report) Reply

  • Madathil Rajendran Nair (3/29/2015 12:33:00 PM)


    Loved this poem, laughed a lot
    Fell in love with Piggy fat
    Own him though is the last thought
    For he might have me for breakfast
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  • Kim Barney (2/7/2015 6:01:00 PM)


    I've always loved Dahl's writings, and this is no exception.
    What fun to read!
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