With the sun streaming through my mum’s open window, we all sit together sharing our thoughts over tea and biscuits. Kayleigh (our seven year old grand daughter) pulls out her note book and wearing her beautific smile, her piercing blue eyes meet mine. ‘Please Gog…I need to interview someone from the olden days.’ All I can hear is the hysterical laughter from my family members and I take a deep breath and I get down to answering some questions.
Question 1 ….What did elephants used to look like in the olden days?
Answer ……There were lots of elephants and many of them had great big tusks
Question 2…..What has changed about elephants, rhinos and lions in your life?
Answer…..They are becoming endangered because they are being poached. This is sad and lots of babies have NO mothers!
Question 3….Why are they poaching these animals?
Answer…The poachers sell the animal’s body parts like tusks, horns and lion bones. This is illegal.
Question 4….What are we doing to help? What do you do to help?
Answer… We support Chengeta Wildlife who train anti-poaching rangers in Africa to stop them killing wildlife.
I write a blog to educate people through poetry and up to date articles on wildlife.
Kayleigh’s thought….We need to change…if we don’t, there will be NO ELEPHANTS, NO RHINOS AND NO LIONS left in the wild! Their life is in our hands.
I am proud to share her project with you all.
Her enthusiasm for her project filled me with such pride. My poem is dedicated to Kayleigh and all young people with compassionate young minds and huge hearts. Our world needs these young custodians.
Sunshine On Their Souls
Hungry young mind still sweet with childish song
Author of her exciting journey…her wide smile strong
Deep blue eyes sparkling….crystal clear
Encompassing nature and all things we hold dear
Spreading her young wings….seeing as the eagle sees
Hearing the cries and heeding their pleas
Stretching her mind….weaving gilt edged rays
Iridescent tears flow at mans greedy ways
Allow the sun to lay a gentle hand on her soul
Spreading warmth and compassion…keeping her mind whole
She is part of the future….riding the breeze
Beaming sunsets and leaf laden trees
Carrying the rhythm of life with each careful tread
A future custodian….protecting the thread
Elephants, lions and rhinos…icons of these troubled lands
Their futures’ lying firmly in human hands
I support Chengeta Wildlife and so can YOU