Allen Steble

(20/04/1987)

*(Fifty feet tall (inspired by Shel Silverstein's 'One inch tall'))


If you were fifty feet tall, you would not go to school
the grand oceans would be your swimming pool
the hide of an elephant would be your meat
and would only take a few seconds to eat
a lion would be like a furry flea
if you were fifty feet tall

If you were fifty feet tall, you would walk over walls
and would take only seconds to visit the mall
a tropical rainforest would be your bed
a snack for you would be a tonne of bread
you would were a tin roof upon your head
if you were fifty feet tall

You'd paddle across the pacific on a glacier of ice
you couldn't hug your mum, she would be like a grain of rice
people would run from you with fright
to move a pencil would be a frustrating plight
(this poem would be hard to write, if you were
fifty feet tall)

Inspired by Shel Silverstein's poem 'One inch tall'

Submitted: Sunday, October 12, 2008
Edited: Wednesday, October 07, 2009

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  • Bri Edwards (12/20/2013 2:26:00 PM)

    *(Fifty feet tall (inspired by Shel Silverstein's 'One inch tall'))

    If you were fifty feet tall, you would not go to school
    the grand oceans would be your swimming pool
    the hide of an elephant would be your meat
    and would only take a few seconds to eat
    a lion would be like a furry flea
    if you were fifty feet tall

    If you were fifty feet tall, you would walk over walls
    and would take only seconds to visit the mall
    a tropical rainforest would be your bed
    a snack for you would be a tonne of bread
    you would were a tin roof upon your head
    if you were fifty feet tall

    You'd paddle across the pacific on a glacier of ice
    you couldn't hug your mum, she would be like a grain of rice
    people would run from you with fright
    to move a pencil would be a frustrating plight
    (this poem would be hard to write, if you were
    fifty feet tall)

    Inspired by Shel Silverstein's poem 'One inch tall'
    Allen Steble

    If You Were Fifty Feet Tall..... [inspired by poemhunter poet Allen Steble's poem: *(Fifty feet tall (inspired by Shel Silverstein's 'One inch tall')): humor]

    If you could go to school, it would be the Very High School.
    I think, for swimming, Australia's Lake Como would do.
    Go ahead, if you want, and eat the elephant's tough hide,
    but if I were you, I'd prefer to eat the elephant's inside.
    A lion might look to you like a small furry flea,
    but I bet its claws would still sting like a big stinging bee.

    If you were fifty feet tall, you could step over.....most any size wall,
    but if you tripped, you might kill yourself in a VERY VERY BIG fall.
    A rainforest as a bed? Cover with a circus tent or you might get wet!
    Or you could wear(not were) a tin roof over your head. That's a good bet.
    You could eat a tonne of bread and drink gallons from rain gutter,
    (but I'd drink a keg of wine) . Don't forget to add, to bread, butter.

    Yes, a glacier of ice would make, for you, a super transoceanic raft.
    If you're fifty feet tall, I'd like to see [maybe not] your daddy's shaft.
    True, some ignorant people might well run from you in fright,
    but to me, such uncalled-for uncouth behaviour.......just isn't right! !

    (December 20,2013)

    thanks Allen for sharing the poem(s) and for being an inspiration to me. i don't know WHAT i would have done with my day otherwise! i noticed your name at the top of some popularity list. congratulations, i think. :) bri

    you would were a tin roof upon your head (Report) Reply

  • Cheryl Roewer (3/2/2011 7:49:00 PM)

    It's a pretty good poem, but not as whimsical as one inch tall. I don't feel the fantasy as much. (Report) Reply

  • Ashley Meier (10/15/2009 10:30:00 AM)

    This is a cute poem :)
    I like it a lot lol
    and it would be possible, if you had a piece of 50 foot paper. (Report) Reply

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