Thursday, September 11, 2014




Porky, the penguin and Penny, the porcupine
lived in Pittsburgh, Pa.
where Penny played in the park, picking posies ‘til dark
and Porky peddled the posies by day.

At a penny per posy the profits were cozy
and they put piles of pennies away.
But, the problem arose, and the question it posed, was
“How much?” and “Who?” should get paid?

Should Penny, the porcupine, palm all the profits?
She picked the posies, you see.
Or should Porky, the penguin, pocket the pennies,
for the selling was done by he.

Now Penny, the porc and Porky, the pen,

were a sensible pair, that’s a fact.
So they pondered the matter, amid much pitter patter,
and finally signed a pact,
whereby every last bit of the profits they split,
thus keeping their friendship intact.

(A silly little ditty that I wrote quite a few years ago. I had planned to turn it into an illustrated book for children but that never happened.)


Blogger kenju said...

That's precious! I think you should revive that idea.

6:43 PM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

That's puh puh puh pretty powerfully pleasing.

It's not too late to make a book.

5:52 AM  
Blogger ellen said...

Praises and plaudits pertaining to a perfect and pleasing poem. Perhaps, perchance you could pen another pretty poesy, please?

6:57 AM  
Blogger lucylocket said...

A delight!

9:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well it's very good. It's never too late. Perhaps you could make some illustrations Grandma Moses.

11:45 AM  
Blogger Arkansas Patti said...

Me too what Judy said. That deserves a bigger audience. It is precious.

3:21 PM  
Blogger Regenia said...

Wow! I agree that it is precious and that you should pursue making it into a children's book.

12:20 AM  
Blogger possum said...

Really, illustrate it and get it published!

5:20 AM  
Blogger Beatrice P. Boyd said...

As you know we are quite fond of penguins here, Ginnie, and really enjoyed this, but would suggest that a different name be selected.

5:33 AM  
Blogger Syd said...

Wonderful! I wish you had done that book. In fact, you have a book here on your blog.

5:16 AM  

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