Plucky Begs for Food
After marvelling for a while at his new talent,
Plucky began to think about his next meal.
Stephen didn't come to feed him, so Plucky
plucked up his courage and his bowl
and stood beside the road singing.
He didn't understand why cars slowed down
and then speeded up without anyone emerging to
put scraps into his bowl.
He added a little piggy dance to his act.
Still no response.
Because of all the exercise, he was feeling
hungrier and hungrier.
No one seemed to appreciate his act enough to feed him.
Where, oh, where was Stephen?
Plucky danced faster and faster.
He sang louder and louder.
Once again he found himself hopeful but worried.