Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Pearls before Swine (or the SocioPolitical lives of Pigs)

picture by Damir Z


OinknNggGngghgRmmmOinOinKnggnnghngh

ugh,
    what is this mmm eating?

Oiii,
    what do weeee have here,
                   an uppityeeee pig?

Heeee gets that from ur side theeee family,
                   SooueeeeSooueeSooueee

Just eat it boyeeeee

OinknNggGngghgRmmmOinOinKnggnnghngh

O-Heee,
      don't poop in the trough again inkOink

Whaaaat dOee you care? get yours,
      long as Ueee get yours

OinknNggGngghgRmmmOinOinKnggnnghngh

Think Ieee will go take a roll to cool oFFee

OinkOeeeOinkOinkOui

Heeere comes the Man and he looksss Hungryeeee

Maeeke yourself look Skinee

OinkOuiOInk

OuiOuiOui

             (all the way home,
                      all the way home)

written for Poetry Jam, from the perspective of a pig.

66 comments:

DJan said...

One!

happygirl said...

I don't believe I would be able to write from the perspective of a pig, but you did a great job. ;)

Mary said...

Very clever, Brian! Enjoyed the word play & the mention of the possibly 'uppity pig.' Ha, I guess every species has the uppity. LOL. And, if only looking skinny could help!! Smiles.

Lorraine said...

Run babe Run..........

manicddaily said...

Ha. Very cute! But be careful.

I like make yourself look skinny!

Ha. k.

darsden said...

LOL :-)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

This reminded me of "Animal Farm" LOL

Sadia Khan said...

I dont like pigs but Loving your poetry a lottttttttt....itzzz cuteeee :)

Valerie said...

Skinny means living a little longer... oh my and I had pork today. absolutely loved your pig language... grins.

Tom said...

pigspeak. 'tis a curly tail

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Very witty, Brian! You been spending too much time with pigs?!!

Slamdunk said...

My younger son has a pig puppet that we play with and I don't do so well with pig talk. I'll have to follow your lead Brian.

Mark said...

Sometimes I feel sorry for pigs but then I remember how cute they actually are. And how vicious they can be when provoked. This actually also made me think of fat cats in politics and what have you too. I gotta say it's good stuff.

Daniel said...

Swine-alicious all the way (home).

Tara Miller said...

A day in the life of a pig...wow! great job my love. Funny and intertwined with politicking(? is that a word?) as well. I got it!! ;)

Pat Hatt said...

haha maybe you should look into
Adding a new pet to your zoo
Micro pigs are allthe rage
You clearly have their speak down with the verse on this page hahaha

Annmarie Pipa said...

wee wee wee all the way home

AmyLK said...

giggle! I can see that pig from the commercial reading your words.

ladynyo said...

Not one of my favorites of yours....but very, very inventive.

Brian, you go anywhere with poetry! LOL!!!

I just put in a pork loin roast and now I don't want to eat.

Lady Nyo

Myrna R. said...

Great satire of our own socio/political situation. Super clever Brian. Oink.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Perfect! Loved your dialect.

Elsie The Writer said...

For some reason this made me think of that one scene in A Christmas Story =)

CiCi said...

As long as he gets his. Cute way to put some ideas out there to those who will receive them.

SaraV said...

Brian, I am still laughing--that was hilarious and I love how you even spoke in "swine-ese" "Make yourself look skinny" too funny! :-)

Heaven said...

A nice political satire under the wise words of the pig ~ Enjoyed the creative sounds of the pig, I am making myself look skinny ~

Tina said...

Wow, didn't know you could speak pig...I pretend I speak Klingon, but that's just so that when my friends on fb see that as one of my languages they remember I'm a Trekkie.
Great layers as always.
As to trying to look skinny, not going to go there...LOL.

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Cloudia said...

French piggies?
Aloha

JANU said...

Just cute!

Gail said...

I bet your children hear some great bedtime stories.

Peggy said...

Wonderful creation here Brian--both the pig talk and the perspective! Thanks you!

kaykuala said...

Wonderful take Brian. If pigs could fly it def could walk and talk. Nice pig talk.

Hank

Geraldine said...

sooo...eee!!! I'm with Lorraine, run baby run.

Cinner said...

Haha, now that cheered me up. reminded me of when I was a kid and we had pigs on the farm. we used to hop on and go for rides usually not all the way home.

missing moments said...

Thanks for that afternoon laugh. Brings back my childhood pig farming days! I can call the pigs with the best of them!

Green Speck said...

Wow ... this is lovely !!!

Paul said...

This little piggy went to market is one of my favourites. It's a pig of a life sometimes.

Claudia said...

this cracks me up bri...even after reading you for 2,5 years or so, you still manage to surprise..smiles..OuiOuiOui...your pigs speak a bit french..ha...nice..

. said...

Sooo cuute ... o, and just that you know,B ... pigs never ever poop into their troughs ... they are too uppedy for that ... :)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This made me smile - still smiling! LOVE the oinky talk.....and your title is brilliant!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

p.s. I especially love "dont poop in the trough". Hee hee.

Tracey said...

Love uppity pigs ;) It reminded my of a game we have where we toss several pigs in the air and depending on which way they land, we gain points. One of those pigs is uppity.

I have to agree with Mark as I too felt a bit of political commentary in there.

Alice Audrey said...

That OuiOuiOui wouldn't be French, would it?

Margaret said...

Pigs aren't the only ones who say "Make ourself look skinny!" Ha ha.

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Rachel said...

clever clever clever!!

Jen said...

Someone already said it, pigs would never poop in their trough. Love this, though. Very clever and funny.

Poet Laundry said...

Ha! Fun stuff...

'he looksss Hungryeeee

Maeeke yourself look Skinee'

...thanks for the laugh!

Helen said...

Giving this an 'oinks' up~~~ *that means quite nice'

RMP said...

I forgot my pig-to-English translator at home. you have made me a bit hungry for a nice pulled pork sandwich. this was quite a read!

Gloria said...

So cute and lovely pig:) I love it!!

my heart's love songs said...

what fun, Brian!!! LOVE this!

or to say it better ~

oinkkkgruntoinnnksnortsnortoooiink

Emma Major said...

fantastic, this is brilliant, I know a certain girl who will love this

Fred Rutherford said...

very fun. Like this a lot. From a pig's perspective, how cool. Actually could've worked in the foreign language prompt a few weeks back as well. Very fun. Thanks

SueAnn Lommler said...

Glad to see he made it home to carry on tomorrow!! Ha
Hugs
SueAnn

ladyfi said...

So delightful!

Jenny said...

Clever, and funny....."don't poop in the trough"!

Syd said...

Don't want to eat pig but sometimes I just crave BBQ. I always feel so sorry for the pigs in the 18 wheeler trucks going to the slaughter house. It makes me vow to not eat meat. But then I will cave after a few months.

ND Mitchell said...

Made me smile with this one Brian :-)

Loredana Donovan said...

Ok, the last line cracked me up ... make yourself look skinny ... haha. So funny! Smiles :)

Judy Roney said...

LOL, too funny,Brian. I can see that pig, too. We used to have pigs on the farm. They are about the only animal that will poop where the sleep, eat, or play. The ending was a hoot! (or an oink!)

Fireblossom said...

Laffin my A off!

Robyn Greenhouse said...

so funny! Loved the pigs point of view - look skinny!

Dave King said...

I sincerely hope that some of these words make it eventually to the O.E.D. They should do, the excellence of the work - and justice for the pigs - should ensure it.

Sheila said...

you have an uncanny ability to get inside the head of your characters. very entertaining this one is.

Eddie Bluelights said...

I didn't expect to see all those 'expectations' so well put together. No doubt our Mr Charles Dickens would have said, "Great Expectations!" LOL

daydreamerdreams said...

Spectacular job! I have always said you have a way with words! I love it!