When Pigs Fly

I have a flying pig at home
Who’s going through his teenage years.
He stays out late and chews my gnome
And when it’s bath time, disappears.
I don’t know what to do with him,
He never does his chores on time,
But every now and then, on whim,
I’ll hear him sing a joyful rhyme:

“I am a flying pig, it’s true.
I love to soar up in the sky.
I may blend in, I’m also blue
And white – you have to train your eye.
It bugs me when I hear the phrase,
‘When pigs fly’, as if they never do.
I want to cry out, Upward gaze!
I’m flying here, but why aren’t you?”

Copyright 2013 © Sonya Annita Song

87 thoughts on “When Pigs Fly

  1. Great one Cubby, yes pigs do fly, like at the same time kids do actually help out, but you keep soaring , you’ll be fine, he’ll grow up and clean his own messes….loved the poem.

    1. I love the way you think! Positively uplifting. Many thanks. 🙂

  2. Woke up in a terrible grump and this cheered me up no end – thanks!

    1. Ah, I hate it when I wake up on the wrong side of the bed. So glad this could cheer you up! 🙂

  3. Excellent–I love it!! (By the by, I’ll have my quatern up on Monday…)

    1. Hehe glad you enjoyed this. I’ll be looking forward to reading it on Monday! 🙂

  4. Love the whimsicality and the flow 🙂

    1. I’m so glad there are adults who can still appreciate a little silliness. Many kind thanks. 🙂

  5. Love it.

  6. This is definately going on my favorites list! Nice

    1. Aw, I’m so happy you enjoyed it! 🙂

  7. Endless smiles. I love it. (=

    1. You were meant to be smiling as you have such a beautiful smile! 🙂

  8. Thanks for starting my Saturday with a smile!

    1. I’m so happy I could do that for you! 🙂

  9. lulupoetrycorner October 12, 2013 — 8:34 am

    I’ll be thinking about piggy all day…with a smile…thx!

    1. Lol so happy to hear that. 🙂

  10. Cubby, I just love all the different styles of writing you have! I got a kick out of this one! It brought a smile in the midst of my sad! 😉

    1. Ah, a smile in the midst of sad is such a beautiful thing. I hope you have many more smiles today! 🙂

  11. Sigh. I guess it will read like a nursery rhyme to some. A little silliness for adults is good too. 🙂

    1. Aren’t we all children at heart…I still love nursery rhymes and Faery Tales too. 🙂

      1. I guess I cannot write silly verse without the perception of childishness. Ah well. So be it. 😉

        1. Darn you woman…didn’t say that at all…to me whimsical is something that belongs to the young. Once people start getting old they get pretty cynical…and then maybe when pigs fly they will actually appreciate something silly and whimsical…their sense of humor is all distorted…now wonderful white and blue pigs that camoflauge with the sky is absolutely lovely!

          1. My apologies. I hate to think of whimsy as something belonging to young people, but I understand what you are saying. The thought just depresses me. I wish it wasn’t so. 😦

            1. Me too. The world would be a happier place if people could keep their inner child healthy and happy. But let’s not become depressed or our inner child will forget how to smile too 😉

  12. Ha! This was awesome! I knew I couldn’t be the ONLY one who believed in flying pigs!:-)

    1. Yes, they are just very well camouflaged! Just because you can’t see something, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. 😉

  13. You are a genius I love it Sonya =)

    1. Ah, you are way too kind. Glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

  14. Funny and creative. Nice one as usual Cubby

    1. Thank you so much, CG. Love that you can appreciate my wackiness. 🙂

    1. Lol I’m glad it was. Thank you, Skye! 🙂

  15. delightful whimsical read!! 🙂
    groetjes, Francina

    1. Thank you so much, Francina! So happy you enjoyed it. 🙂

  16. So true and so funny, you have nailed the teenage spirit!

    1. Lol thank you, Chess. There are teenagers everywhere. 😉

  17. You have no idea how much I wish I had written this Cubby! Fantabulous (that is a word in the Hesmondhalgh Household, as it ‘Yumtastic’)

    1. I use the word fantabulous as well! I think it is a legitimate word as my spellchecker doesn’t highlight it. Yumtastic is another great word! Not an accepted mainstream word yet though, or so it seems according to spellchecker. I’m glad you enjoyed this! 🙂

      1. Oh I really did. It’s so beautifully whimsical. I’d love to see it illustrated.

  18. Ah, teenagers. Can’t live with them….. can’t live with them. Two currently in my household. But the 23 year old is worse! Chores? Spelled..n…o…t…….o…n……y….o…u….r……..l…i….f….e.
    Lovely, capturing that lazy, idyllically happy dementia of teens. 🙂 x

    1. Lol the age range for teenagers seems to be getting higher and higher from what I see over here. Soon there will be 30-year-old teenage kids…scary thought…

  19. Funny and delightful, I love the break to dialogue 🙂 I guess everything is possible when you have a flying pig 🙂

  20. Lovely whimsical poem! And what a fantastic image–a flying pig chewing on a gnome! 🙂

    1. Gnomes seem rather chewable to me. Glad you enjoyed it, Miranda! 🙂

  21. I wonder what that cat could see
    Looking through the glass at me.
    “You won’t find a butterfly in my room,
    Try a rainbow for its colourful bloom.”
    It turns out that that cat could see
    A heart of joy inside of me.
    For s/he and I have this we share…
    A love for each other that’s beyond compare.
    By Sandra Marie Robertson and dedicated to all cats (including two-legged varieties)

    1. Aw, what a wonderful little poem! I love it! Thank you so much for sharing. 🙂

      1. One good turn deserves another – I adore the flying pig verses. 🙂

  22. Cubby, to me perhaps you are writing about our adult inner longing to be a kid again! Some adults just can’t bring themselves to be joyful and silly! To me no reason is need!
    A lovely, fun, silly poem that speaks to the kid in each of us!

    1. It breaks my heart to think that some adults cannot be silly or enjoy silliness. I am so glad this spoke to the inner child in you and that you are still so well in touch with that side of you. 🙂

  23. Ha! What fun! You always make me smile with your poetry. I loved it.

    1. I’m so glad my poetry can make you smile. 🙂

  24. Wonderfull piece, Cubby! I loved the rhymes and I loved the question at the ending!

    1. Hehe thank you so much, Oloriel. 🙂

  25. Cubby, the whimsy of this delightful little poem is just totally offscale! Thank you for starting my morning with a chuckle. Love it! Now I think I’ll join my wife at breakfast — toast, scrambled eggs, and flying bacon. *grin*


    1. Lol I’ll pretend I didn’t see the part about the flying bacon. 😛

  26. Thanks for sharing this, it made me smile 🙂

  27. I think this is the first time I’ve ever checked your blog and there’s not been a new poem here. GET ON IT CUBBY 🙂

    1. Choose between these 3 poems: “First Loves”, “In Da Club”, or “Muse or Not”.

      1. Muse or Not – without question.

          1. 🙂 Ooooh I feel such a sense of power right now. It’s quite unhealthy…

  28. In awe of your continued poetic brilliance!

    1. Lol I am in awe of your awe. 🙂

  29. Brilliant! I sooooo want to fly…:-)

    1. There are many different ways to fly. 🙂

  30. Oj i love this! And I love the pig is camoed blue and white to blend in with the sky. So clever you are 🙂

    1. That’s the only reason people have never seen flying pigs before! They may have some abilities akin to chameleons. 😉

  31. Cubby, what big, beautiful blue eyes you have! Thanks for visiting me at Be Whole Now so I could meet you here. Your more serious poetry is lovely and evocative, though I must admit that this one gave me such a grin and a chuckle. Perfect way to begin the day! Thanks for the uplift and for sharing your gift of words with us all!

    1. Hehe I’m glad you enjoyed this poem. I never know how my silliness will be received, but it is so nice to see that there are adults who appreciate a little silliness here and there. Thank you so much for your lovely comment and for reading the words I have to offer. 🙂

  32. Ah! I love this!!

  33. I was a lean one back then. Yes, I did fly. 🙂

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