Parody of Pigs

Little pig, little pig, let me come in

No, no, not by the hair on my chinny chin chin

Then I'll huff, and I'll puff, and I'll blow your house in

So goes the tale that Uncle Remus would spin.

Today's politicians can be like the Three Little Pigs

They all campaign while slip-sliddin' their jigs

Two built their platforms with straw and twigs

With foundations at best being weakly rigged.

Ah, thank goodness the third pig wiser than most

Used truth for his base and was not bacon to roast

Bricks for a firm foundation, steady for any bellicose

Built to withstand ill winds blowing coast to coast.

Three porkers from different pins and conceptions

Two, since piglets, learned sophistry and deception

And used flowery speech for misleading perceptions

Oh, had only the boars and sows used contraception!

The third piglet rose from a litter carefully planned

Raised by morality and scruples and not by a gland

Taught love of others and the respect for the land

A fine pig's candidacy worthy of all swinery hands.

Now up creeps the wolf, hungry and rather unhappy

Like a rogue nation or an evil within, all rotten and crappy

It takes a candidate with moral backbone and scrappy

To represent fellow shoats rightly, that hasn't gone wacky.

To the doors of all three came the wolf passing through

Come out, come out little pigs I want to meet you

No way wolfie, we know you and what you will do

A predator, he blew away a few homes and ate two.

But the third wise pig, well, his strong house held fast

Built upon truth and respect—enduring virtues to last

In pigdom leaders are elected with patriotic class

Constituency isn't deceived and votes aren't miscast.

~by Larry Troxel~