This little piggy
(For Alex and Dean)
My name is “HOPE”
and maybe it should have been “LUCKY”
but let me tell you my story.
You have to know that
I am a very old pig and have been
around for longer than most pigs.
I kept my girlish figure
my skin is a blushing pink
and smooth as silk.
I was nearly full
when evil men took me as plunder.
I was taken to a mountain top
where I could hear the wind blow
and watch the hawks circle.
I was stripped of my belly fat,
no longer fed and
forced to stay on a bench for 16 years.
My mission in life
is to help send kids to college and
for 16 years I did nothing so
I have lots of catching up to do.
Recently with less daring than Navy Seals
I was rescued just as successfully
as if it was by the Special Forces.
Dusted, washed and
fed every kind of coin
and sent back into action
with a healthy rattle.
Today I am in the hands of
two friendly children who see
me as a pink symbol for a bright future.
So when you are told to
“Feed the Piggy”, remember
that I am a key part of a 529 fund
Doug Minnis July 14,2011