Improbable Daydream


Pigs are flying
over a perfect world.
The moon is blue,
and fair play is universal.
Pink elephants ensure
that no-one suffers pain,
anxiety, or poverty.
Out of the blue,
Greed, dishonesty and cruelty
disappear for ever;
the dog-eat-dog society
is transformed to caring
each for each.

Would that it were so.

dVerse Poets Pub is asking us to consider Conceit, in the sense of a  figure of speech in which two seemingly dissimilar objects are grouped together with the help of similes or metaphors,
and write a poem of unlikely conjunctions.   At the same time, We Write Poems has set us daydreaming, so I have fused the two prompts. 


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17 Responses to Improbable Daydream

  1. Well paced, Viv and still valid. I’m reading ‘The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists’ currently and it stirs up my socialism.


  2. And what a wonderful world this would be. If worlds can be made of such daydreams, one can only wish for more dreamers.



  3. julespaige says:

    If we could be more like the animals…the free ones anyway. …Transformed to caring, each for each. A wonderful day dream. Now let’s work on making it a reality – everyone 🙂


  4. LadyInRead says:

    loved the thoughts presented here..
    and just yesterday, i saw a series of images someone had forwarded on the net,. about pink elephants in india (so maybe this hope is a strong one) –


  5. Lindy Lee says:

    Yes, indeed, “would that it were so”…


  6. Animals ushering in utopia? I’m all for it :)!


  7. poetrypea says:

    Pigs would most surely be flying


  8. claudia says:

    oh that would be wonderful… i wouldn’t mind some flying pigs you know…if it stops the dog eats dog… nice take viv


  9. rosross says:

    Pigs might, nicely done.


  10. brian miller says:

    ha. i hope to one day see those pigs fly…i can hope, you know…
    it is def a dog eat dog world….


  11. One ticket to this daydream world for me! I love what you’ve dreamed up, Viv!


  12. This made me smile and remember my mother-in-law whose favourite expression was “if pigs had wings, they’d fly”. Come to think of it, she’s the only person I’ve known who said that! Well, other than me.


  13. K. A. Brace says:

    Really would be nice. >KB


  14. stimmyabby says:

    Ha ha. Funny! I like it. 🙂


  15. Would it be.. would it be.. wonderful images.. you give us.


  16. Misky says:

    Such a lovely and worthwhile hope. Thank you for joining in on WWP’s prompt, Viv. Your words are always a pleasure to read.


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