Hilaire Belloc

(27 July 1870 – 16 July 1953 / La Celle-Saint-Cloud)

The Hippopotamus - Poem by Hilaire Belloc

I shoot the Hippopotamus
With bullets made of platinum,
Because if I use leaden ones
His hide is sure to flatten 'em.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

Poem Edited: Friday, November 11, 2011

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