Abiodun Adekoya

Rookie (15-03-75 / Lagos, Nigeria)

My Father Is a Great Hunter Poem by Abiodun Adekoya


In those days they say
Animals live in the bush
I wish my father can travel go West
To see cat and dog
Antelope and elephant
Tiger and lion
Living in man’s house.

They call them pets
But I don’t understand
While in my continent
Mouse hunts for food
Cat hunts for mouse
Dog hunts for cat
Tiger hunts for dog
And my father hunts for tiger and lion.

My father is a great hunter
Our carpet is zebra crossing
Our bed is tiger coat
Our cloth is lion braveness
The walls of my house
Is made with the beauties of boas
And I am proud to be a hunter’s heir.

Submitted: Monday, November 12, 2007
Edited: Sunday, April 24, 2011

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