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

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A Pig In The Sky by Rajesh Thankappan )

Enter the verification code :

  • 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

Read all 2 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

New Poems

  1. The Friday Night Fights, Ronald Wallace
  2. 'You Can't Write a Poem About McDonald's', Ronald Wallace
  3. King of Pop, Rohit Sapra
  4. Scamp, Phil Soar
  5. Blessings, Ronald Wallace
  6. heart, laxami Cards
  7. The Facts Of Life, Ronald Wallace
  8. The Fat of the Land, Ronald Wallace
  9. Cello, Phil Soar
  10. In Praise of Winter, Ronald Wallace

Poem of the Day

poet Wilfred Owen

All sounds have been as music to my listening:
Pacific lamentations of slow bells,
The crunch of boots on blue snow rosy-glistening,
Shuffle of autumn leaves; and all farewells:

...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]