The Piggery – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“The “they all do it” excuse isn’t good enough any more.” Michael Pascoe

The Piggery

Trotters in the trough,
snort, snort, snort,
wallow in the scoff,
bought, bought, bought.

Snout in the truffles,
slurp, slurp, slurp,
ever blind snuffles,
burp, burp, burp.

Pigging on the treats,
rort, rort, rort,
sucking the public teat,
sought, sought, sought.

Oinkers in the mud,
squeak, squeak, squeak,
supping all your blood,
bleak, bleak, bleak. 

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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Filed under Economics, Free Verse, injustice, poem, politics, quote

24 responses to “The Piggery – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I had to laugh (thanks I needed that) but seemed not your usual fare☺️ I’m enjoying a hazelnut latte atm so humor is a good companion even though the subject is sad

    Sent from my iPhone


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  2. You got it. Love the sound effects with repetition. How do we fix it?

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  3. Wicked, well done 🙏 Faux

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  4. I’m thinking this is a bit of a rant?

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  5. That’s about the size of it. Grim, grim, grim.

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  6. Surely they can’t be that bad, Paul…or can they? 🙂 Sometimes I think so.

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  7. What a funny painting of the society of new economics. Thanks, Paul! xx Michael

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  8. Humorous post! It gave me a good laugh about an issue so daunting 😆

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  9. lync56

    Wow clever poem


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