Treasure Island

G.R. Gaus

(April 11 1950 / St. Louis)

Dilemma


Why did I put up with you?
For so many worthless years,
Hardly ever, made a dime,
Times; you brought me to tears.

All you ever did was run and eat,
Then rooted up all the ground,
When you were fat, time to sell,
Hog market, was always down.

How many times, did you escape?
Then whined about, getting back,
Always dug holes under the fence,
Coming in, can’t find the crack.

You broke me with the feed bill,
Wasting corn around the feeder,
Mice thrived happily underneath,
Ideal conditions, for the breeder.

Castration done in a muddy lot,
Water in winter always froze,
Pumping by hand a shallow well,
Rings must be kept in your nose.

I’m finished with you little imps,
Fifteen years was quite enough,
Looking back now, half a smile,
Raising pigs was mighty tough.

Submitted: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Edited: Thursday, April 25, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

When I moved to a farm and first met my new neighbors, they decided I needed to raise some animals, since it was a small acreage cattle and sheep were out, so hogs became my new- -

Comments about this poem (Dilemma by G.R. Gaus )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 2 comments »

New Poems

  1. Blinding Trust, Nick Kler
  2. I was falling, Rohan Nath
  3. The Moon And Me, Mallika Achuthan Menon
  4. The Mighty Tower, Enoch Owusu Gyamfi
  5. When will I be Free?, nic berja
  6. Spreading, Aparna Chatterjee
  7. To The Milking Gone, Julian Mann
  8. No Regrets, Nancy Cullen
  9. Dark Days, micheal john
  10. Out Of Philosophy, Edward Kofi Louis

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Louis Stevenson

It is very nice to think
The world is full of meat and drink,
With little children saying grace
In every Christian kind of place.... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Amy Lowell

 

Trending Poems

  1. Palm Tree, Rabindranath Tagore
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. A Thought, Robert Louis Stevenson
  4. All You Who Sleep Tonight, Vikram Seth
  5. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  6. On the Ning Nang Nong, Spike Milligan
  7. Warning, Jenny Joseph
  8. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  9. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  10. If, Rudyard Kipling

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]