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Poem by Hilaire Belloc


The Hippopotamus


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



Hilaire Belloc


Hilaire Belloc's other poems:
  1. On Torture: A Public Singer
  2. Hanacker Mill
  3. Franklin Hyde
  4. Is there any reward?
  5. George


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Thomas Eliot The Hippopotamus ("The broad-backed hippopotamus")

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