Three pigs


Sitting between my hopeful Romeo –
who reminds me of a cute piglet,
and someone I’ve nicknamed Jonathon Jo –
because his mouth is like an O.

Romeo hands me a coded compliment.
Jonathon Jo doesn’t understand.

His O expands until it looks as if he could swallow
a hog, whole.

I’m piggy in the middle,
caught between a man who may swallow a hog
and a cute piglet.

I kick my legs and giggle like a kid
at a joke I cannot share.


Posted for The Daily Post #Joke

Β©Jane Paterson Basil

44 thoughts on “Three pigs

    1. Oh! Hello Calen – I’m already having the most hilarious evening of my life, so it’s great that you dropped in, making me wet myself all over again with that comment. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
      I’m taking the night off from the bench, although the way things are going, that may not help me much.
      Oh dear – when my comments get cryptic, it;s a bad sign πŸ™‚

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    1. I don’t know where this nonsense came from. A is not at all porcine, although B does have a mouth an O, which stretches when he’s confused. I’m scared to go out there tonight – A told me that B wants to ask me to go to his place and watch a movie with him. (He also told me that if A touched me he’d punch his lights out – it’s nice to feel loved πŸ™‚ ) It’s not happening!

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            1. This is what a geriatric delinquent looks like πŸ™‚ I think it was some kind of reaction to being surrounded by people whose lives have become stale. I don’t want to become like them – although my family and friends tell me there’s no risk of that.
              Yeah! Anarchy in the sheltered housing πŸ™‚

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                1. Next? You’re a little out of date πŸ™‚
                  Funnnily enough, a couple of months ago a young friend suggested we “Go painting together,” and I didn’t know what he meant until he gave me a list of the equipment I’d need. I turned down the offer πŸ™‚

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                  1. You could’ve been the next Banksy! We have a lot of grafitti artists in Bristol – have a whole festival centred round it every year. You could come and spray paint some of our buildings πŸ™‚

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                    1. Sadly all we get around here are amateurish tags – no real art. If I painted Bristol I don’t think Bristol would be happy – I’ve only ever lifted a spray can to brighten up a few boring white mannequins πŸ™‚

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                    2. The side? Why not the front? I could design a tag which pointed the blame at my horrid next door neighbour (Miss Trunchbull, from Matilda), and my artwork would depict all the neighbours who are constantly putting in complaints about other residents, being tortured.That would give them something to complain about πŸ™‚
                      Honestly, they’re like a bunch of not very bright, and extremely bitter, children.

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                    3. Sadly, there’s a lot of not-very-bright bitterness around. I think the not-very-bright grow resentful about their lack of intellect and want to lash out at people who have ideas and can articulate them. You see it a lot in politics and in any town centre on a Saturday night. I’ll send you some spray paint as a donation for your worthy cause – plenty of flesh tones and Abattoir Red, then? πŸ™‚

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                    4. A few bruise blues and putrifying purples would be useful too, if you would be so kind πŸ™‚
                      It would help if the not-very-bright stopped reading the dailies and believing every one-syllable word in them, then going out to vote for you-know-what. The Suffragettes must be turning in their graves – a lot of them were working-class women who wanted to make this country a fairer place, but it seems we women have made little positive difference in recent years.

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                    5. Yes, you’re right. All those suffragettes and early female unionists like the London match girls and modern women are far more interested in the Kardashians than voting for the rights of their fellows. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you Chris. I’m glad you drew my attention to this poem. – it was written at a time when I wasn’t using punctuation. I’ve just re-read it and put the commas and full stops in.
      I enjoyed reading your pig tale.

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