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Ode To An Elephant

Updated on May 20, 2010
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 Who would ever think

grey could be so beautiful,

disdained in cobwebs

and hairdo's,

yet in vast splendid wrinkles

it stretches across

your girth which

inspires my muse.

Just a huge beast of burden

who must bear the brunt,

of your three tiny acres caged walls

sweet memories of freedom

will haunt you until

you trumpet your last wailing calls.

I am drawn to your eyes,

lashed so lovely above,

orbs tinged with the sorrows you know,

as I feed you some grass

in a tight-fisted sheath,

to your trunk full of memories below.


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      jandee 7 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      Lovely,very lovely !jandee

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      Shannon 7 years ago

      Nice to see there are people who care about elephants.

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      Yes MFB! I read your stuff over and over! The large and powerful are gentle and weep! Thanks!

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      itakins 7 years ago from Irl

      I really like this-and I share your love of these beautiful animals.I hate to see them within the confines of a circus or zoo.

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      Great thoughts!