The Oldie have asked for a 16 line poem that captures a conversation between Hamlet and Piglet
Each of us is, right now, too young to die.
Between us mind, we’d make a great pork pie.
The “let” in both our names suggests we’re youth
And is, with me at least , close to the truth
“To be or not to be” may be your question
But may I make a tentative suggestion?
Whether t’is nobler in the mind to suffer-
I don’t know, But you seem a nice old buffer,
And animals like me need your affection
So I would value your princely protection.
We piglets lack the safety of a zoo
All that I have is a reluctant pooh,
I like him- I admire him- as you do
But do I have to stick to him like glue?
This conversation, Piglet, leaves me weary
“To be or not to be, that’s still the question.
Submitted by Dr G W Tapper (not getting any younger)