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Square Pig (POEM and WOODCRAFT) by BatmanWithBunnyEars Square Pig (POEM and WOODCRAFT) by BatmanWithBunnyEars

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The poem is meant to be very rhythmic while delivering an uplifting message, like a nursery rhyme.

The pig in the photo is my first attempt at a craft, so if I made a pig’s ear of it, that’s why. Although if you don’t think the pig looks good, you can always put some lipstick on it.

If you haven’t had enough lametastic jokes yet, the wood parts I used were made by Lara’s Crafts. :iconlaracroftplz:

Here's the poem, in case the PDF doesn't show up for you:


Not A Square Pig in a Round Hole

There once was a pig
Who didn’t fit in,
Although his heart was big,
And glowed from within.

He often frowned,
Because the others would stare:
They were all round,
And he was square.

One day, some were especially mean,
And he grew tired of being unique.
Later that day, he built a machine,
To finally change his physique.

But before he began to transform,
A round cow saw him and asked,
“Why would you want to conform?”
“What’s the point of this task?”

He lamented, “It’s hard to be square
in a world that’s round.
It hurts when they stare,
And joke around.”

The cow replied to ease his pain,
“I didn’t mean to seem snooty.
I stared not out of disdain,
But because of your beauty.”

The moral is cliché, but wise:
To your true self be dutiful,
And in somebody’s eyes,
You’ll always be beautiful.
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Yaoi-Huntress-Earth Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's a sweet poem.
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ChungKeePanda Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Really cute :D
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:iconsirnka:
sirnka Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
very cute (:
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:iconmackincheese:
mackincheese Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
this is so great. so so great
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MegaKeksNetti Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
sooo cute <3
i want to cuddle this little pig :3
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frillyfins Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Awh, this poem is adorable and teaches a great moral :D
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dgmnfangirl080 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I've fallen in love with this.
And that pig ate my heart.
...
That came out wrong.

OH GOD OH GOD, GET THAT IMAGE OUT OF MY BRAIN....
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ReptillianSP2011 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm not really into literature, but I think that the poem rhymes well. Just don't know whether it is good or not for me.
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MewPocky Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
This is beautiful! You are an amazing poet! Truly! If only more people could read this, and understand it, maybe the world could be a better place. Once again, amazing work.
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Ice-Artz Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It is bad that I keep thinking of a pig off of Minecraft? xD

Anyways, adorable poem! I love how it's so simple, yet so creative and unique in the same way. ^_^
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amazingostriche Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Oh my god THIS IS ADORABLE.
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lebatte Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The rhythm in the poem is very hard to follow, has a lot of snags, and abruptly changes between stanzas and even lines. I'd suggest revision. I can give you some tips if you'd like.
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BatmanWithBunnyEars Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013   General Artist
"He lamented" is the only real break from the rhythm I see, but sure, I'm still interested in your thoughts.
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lebatte Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, well I'll scan the lines of the first few verses and show you where your meter is so you can more clearly see what I mean. "u" is unstressed and "/" is stressed.

u / u u /
There once was a pig
u / u u /
Who didn’t fit in,
u / u / u /
Although his heart was big,
u / u u /
And glowed from within.

u / u /
He often frowned,
u / u / u u /
Because the others would stare:
/ u u /
They were all round,
u / u /
And he was square.

/ u / u u / u u /
One day, some were especially mean,
u / u / u / u u /
And he grew tired of being unique.
/ u u / u / u u /
Later that day, he built a machine,
u / u u / u u /
To finally change his physique.


As you can see, you start off by having approximately two metrical units per line (based on two stresses each line, called dimeter) in the first two stanzas (although there's no disputing that some have three, or they could be read as more unstressed syllables, which can get messy). Starting in the third stanza, you introduce a scheme of four metrical units/stresses per line (tetrameter). After that, there are stanzas where you alternate between tetrameter and trimeter, and maybe go back to dimeter. It's just kind of all over the place.
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BatmanWithBunnyEars Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013   General Artist
When you said you could give some tips, I thought you had better ways to word some of the ideas. I see what you mean, though; it doesn't technically follow a set rhythm. Still, when I read it, it sounds fluid and rhythmic, except the one line I mentioned in my earlier comment. It may not be perfect, but I think it's the best I can do for now. :shrug: Thanks for reading, anyway. :) :reading:
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lebatte Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, you shouldn't really let another person revise your poem. But if you want to know more about meter, you can ask me whenever you feel like it and I can give some resources or answer questions.
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Bluesparks4 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
lolz :XD:
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darknessshadow100 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
he is in shape. square is a shape.
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Rokushou Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The cow part reminded me of the "spherical cows" physics joke.
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AmaryllisFlower Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
It's okay, Pig! Square is still a shape! (I like it better than circle anyway)
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Wolvencheif Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice, I like this metaphor. :j
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SpiralSunRise Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Daaaaaaaaaaaaw~:love:
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Al2r Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
reminds minecraft :)
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:iconorealisk:
Orealisk Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Definitely not a pipe
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BatmanWithBunnyEars Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013   General Artist
Awesome Rene Magritte reference! :iconwarppipeplz:
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:iconorealisk:
Orealisk Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw the 'not a square pig' and immediately thought of that :)
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superdupertails Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
wow this touched me i tip my hat to u sir
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MichaelGarcia7 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Writer
Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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SplashOfStars Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the best thing ever! I love the poem and the craft! :iconpiggyplz:
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Tides-of-Indigo Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't spam.
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RedDragon439 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Haha, I laughed so hard when I saw the title. Such a cool little pig.
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Hycion Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist
Haha, thought that looked familiar, saw it on the top of the front page before I saw it added to the group, congratulations on that!
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SweetAsSugar-Nicole Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Hahahaha.. Shape. Haha..
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kushamisaru Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is adorable!

And oh god... So many puns!
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animal432 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
I love this. Such a simple poem but with a meaningful message. :)
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WrathLOS Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
And then he joined the mobs of minecraft.
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