The Prayer of the Little Pig

Lord,

their politeness makes me laugh!

Yes, I grunt!

Grunt and snuffle!

I grunt because I grunt

and snuffle

because I cannot do anything else!

All the same, I am not going to thank them

for fattening me up to make bacon.

Why did You make me so tender?

What a fate!

Lord,

teach me to say

 

Amen

 

 

Prayers from the Ark

 by Carmen Bernos de Gasztold

Translated by Rumer Godden