the giant by sara campos-silvius
There is a giant 10 feet tall
Hair like a briar patch
Teeth the size of mayonnaise jars
Toenails so long they gouge lines in the sidewalk
She searches for a nail clipper
Big enough to clip her toenails
They’re so long that she trips everywhere she goes--
And you don’t want a tripping giant around!
So the people of the village send a gardener with hedge clippers--
But the hedge clippers will not do!
The people of the village send a soldier with a sword--
But the sword will not do!
Finally the people of the village tell her to dangle her toes in the river —just so--
And the Great Fish will swim up and chomp her nails, mistaking them for something tasty
And now the giant has no feet
And she is very angry.
Leave a Reply.
SUBMIT YOUR POEMS
The Alexandra Writers Centre is full of so many wonderful writers from all backgrounds. We are pleased to be able to showcase some of the fabulous poets during poetry month and beyond. Keep sending us your poetry and we will publish on a rolling basis. We look forward to showcasing your work.