"But You can't eat him dad, I'll get mad, I swear
I won that pig fare and square at the fair"
"Come on Scales, keeping pigs isn't cheap
I'll raise him for food, and then we will eat"
"No daddy, I love him, he's so cute and tiny"
"Not for long, and isn't Sparkles a name for something more shiny?
So what about a snake, a lizard or a rabbit?
Lily, quit playing with your food; it's such a bad habit."
"I'll take all of those, but I still want my pig"
She said, so defiantly, as she handed him a fig
My wife was no help as she scratched behind his ears
And there was no talk of bacon without shedding tears
As the sole voice of reason, I would just have to wait
Because I love pigs too, I think they taste great.
Calvin 'Cheese Grits' Yerke