Treasure Island

Rajesh Thankappan

(Guwahati)

A Pig In The Sky


A pig in the sty
Wished to fly
So he grew wings
And took to the skies.

He flew over
A meandering river,
Stopped and then hovered
Over a rising tower.

A magician who saw him
In the high sky
Cried, “Hey, is that not a pig
Trespassing on the sky! ”

So, using a magical trick
He turned the flying pig
Nay, not into a fly
But into a beautiful butterfly

When you look out of your window
Children you may find the piggy out there,
But in case you don’t
He is sure to have gone elsewhere!

Submitted: Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Edited: Thursday, October 03, 2013

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  • Rajesh Thankappan (3/1/2014 11:44:00 AM)

    Flying like a bird in the sky is a thrill that human has to forgo except if one were to read Valsa ma'am poem 'On Wings' Thank for your lovely comments. (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (3/1/2014 10:05:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem filled with humour. I just imagined the pig flying in the sky. I just wondered if all of us could get one magician and get our dreams fulfilled of flying in sky....
    Loved reading it. (Report) Reply

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