Fred the Clown and the 11 Pig Opera

Fred the Clown and the 11 Pig Opera by Tanner Griffin (copyright 2013)


An original poem by Tanner Griffin – copyright 2013

Once upon a time, in a ballet, there were 3 pigs: Ed, Ted, and Fred.

But Fred could not get all the moves right.
So they sent him away and filled Fred with fright.

Fred joined the opera, but he couldn’t get pitch.
And he was definitely a clown when he got an itch.

Then he thought, “Clown – wait a minute! I could be a clown in the Eleven Pig Opera!”

And Fred played clown all the way until pigs said, “OINK.” And stopped singing.


  1. This is so funny! I love it! Your creativity is so great! Have an awesome day! Love you! YaYa

  2. I like your poem! I also like your picture.I think I’ll
    write a poem today! And maybe draw a picture to go with it. Mary

  3. Henry is really into pigs these days. This is fantastic. I’ll pass it right along to him after school… 🙂

  4. Tanner, great poem. You’re immensely creative and I find your quirky mind really refreshing! Keep sharing you good vibes with us through your blog.


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