Sunshine On Their Souls

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.

 interview with Gog

interview with gog 2

interview with gog 3

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

girls with their tee shirts

I support Chengeta Wildlife and so can YOU

chengeta wildlife iage for calender

7 thoughts on “Sunshine On Their Souls

  1. You are such a fantastic example – leading from the front and teaching us all about loving and respecting our beautiful wildlife! ! Thankyou for passing this on to me and mine – we are soooo proud of you!!!

  2. Fantastic work from Kayleigh! And Jenny, you inspire in many places but this close to home is very special. Xxxx

  3. Another brilliant poem………….I especially enjoyed Kayleigh’s reference to the ‘Olden’ days!!!!

  4. Beautiful poem Jenny!! You and your family are such an inspiration to us all…….thank you!!!

  5. Such a heart rendering story Jenny, your poetry and dedication to the preservation of these manificent animals is an inspiration to us all. Like Gog, like Kayleigh. Wonderful xxx

  6. Kayleigh I love your project. It is amazing and so proud of you helping your Gogo in her fight saving our wildlife.
    Jen what a beautiful poem dedicated to a very precious little grandchild. Well done to you both and an inspiration to many xxxx

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