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Category: Health & Wellness / Topics: Animals Disease

A Little Piggy in Big Trouble

by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Posted: May 3, 2009

If only the swine flu was just a nursery rhyme…

This little piggy has a fever.
This little piggy just sneezed.
This little piggy feels achy.
This little piggy just wheezed.
And this little piggy went
all the way home.

The swine flu epidemic
is hardly child's play.
Much more than steal your bacon,
it can take your life away.

In Mexico, it's tragic.
The death toll's on the rise.
But not just there, it's everywhere
as one more victim dies.

This news is more than headlines.
The pigs have left the pen.
This flu will claim a whole lot more.
It's just a case of when.

Pork bellies speak of futures,
but swine flu's present tense.
Let's pray it all will soon be

Greg Asimakoupoulos (pronounced AWESOME-uh-COPE-uh-less) is an ordained minister, published author and a freelance news reporter with the Salem Radio Network.   Greg maintains a weekly column called Rhymes and Reasons on The Partial Observer,  which he graciously provides to SeniorLifestyle.

Greg's writings have now been assembled in book form. Find out more.

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Posted: May 3, 2009

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