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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 profile image

      jandee 6 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      Lovely,very lovely !jandee

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      Shannon 6 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!