Albert Einstein wrote that “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” Students and scholars everywhere often repeat this quotation. It is even on the walls of the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland. Apparently, Einstein believed that imagination was more important than knowledge because “knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” Imagination is definitely important. But is imagination really more important than knowledge? I must be doing something wrong because every time I tried using my imagination, knowledge kept bringing me back to reality; knowledge kept warning me that it is more important, here and now, than imagination. Let me tell you what I did and please help me if you are a poet or an aspiring one. One day I imagined that Miss Nigeria was mine For seven hours and twenty five minutes mine But when I woke up, knowledge slapped my face And I discovered that imagination is a disgrace Then I imagined my high school love was still mine Still mine, after years of separation, still mine When I woke up, knowledge kicked me in the head And I discovered that imagination is a knucklehead Then my bills I imagined were no longer mine No longer would I fear my landlord, that swine When I woke up, knowledge poked in my eyes And I discovered that imagination is not wise Then I imagined the entire world were mine And that I did nothing but dine and wine When I woke up, knowledge gave me a slap And I discovered that imagination is a lot of crap Miss Nigeria will never be mine by imagination alone My sweetheart from Old High is married and gone My bills, oh bills, will always laugh at my rumination And if the world is mine, why do I need imagination?