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Catholic Concern for Animals
(Formerly: THE CATHOLIC STUDY CIRCLE FOR ANIMAL WELFARE)

Poetry

ODE TO THE LOVELY PIG

Here comes our jolly grunting pig,
Can you find a warmer heart?
A robust snout to root and dig
And friendliness impart.

Creature of God, devoid of ire,
Intelligent, fancy free,
A love of foraging in the mire,
A wallowing devotee.

Suckling piglets in her sty,
Broody mother, hefty sow,
On her offspring keeps an eye,
Rare she'll ever disavow.

Huffing, snorting, friendly pig,
Men sometimes call you swine
When they watch you slurp and swig
And in mud and muck recline.

‘Pig! Pig!’ they’re inclined to bark
At a fellow they despise,
But is that a fair and just remark
For you so good and wise?

My dear, dear genial sow,
All insults we dispel,
We’d like to know how are you now,
We trust you’re treated well.

Gerry Balcombe

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