Bolanle Ogunleye: I Dreamt a Cardboard Rocket Poem
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I dreamt a cardboard rocket ...

a poem by Bolanle Ogunleye

1) I dreamt about a rocket,
A dream that looked so real
My rocket looked so real
That I hid behind a rock.

2) I dreamt about a rocket,
That shot through across the sky
I presumed it carried explosives
But yet showed no pilot-light

3) I dreamt about a rocket
One whole day before Christmas
A rocket that is known to scatter destruction
So I hid behind a rock

4) I dreamt about a rocket
That landed behind my rock
It scattered no explosives
Nor caused any destruction

5) The rocket I dreamt about
Was a mere cardboard plaything
Common at christmas time
Used by children to usher in Christmas

6) I woke up from my dream
About my cardboard rocket
I laughed haha at myself
For Oh my destructive rocket was just a playful
dream.