‘A World Without Elephants’

The tawny pelt of Africa caressed by an easterly breeze

Psychedelic sunset… stretching high above the trees

Earthy sweet scents of evening linger…motionless and warm

An orchestra of crickets…chirping as they perform

Indigo hues deepen …midges hover in the air

The warm cloak of early evening…the last of daylight’s glare

The sky bursts open..a star spangled parade

Peaceful glow of night? or Africa’s charade?

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Heavy opulent creature…ponderous in her tread

Creamy ivory tusks..bejeweling her noble head

Capering beside her…a small calf full of spunk

Intricate fissures cross hatching over the perfect trunk

Over sized Africa shaped ears…fanning the sticky breeze

Two wrinkled cows…like sentries…watchful among the trees

A complex social structure glued together by love

The very essence of life…bestowed from above

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A family of female elephants bonding over many years

Robbed of their personal treasures..their world shrouded in fear

Shadows drift and the hush of darkness fades

Dawn emerges…veined in gold braid

Night passes into day..the hands of time continue to flow

Evolution’s slow magic on our magical world did bestow

The spirit of an elephant….a part of this timeless land

‘A world without Elephants’?

Destruction by the human hand

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8 thoughts on “‘A World Without Elephants’

  1. Amazing poem!!!!!! Such beautiful words….some people just dont see the world this way….WHY???? ….. you are doing such a brilliant job raising awareness 1 by 1 – so proud of you x

  2. Fabulous poem that echoes everything there is about our beautiful Elephants and the bush. Thanks for that…. worthy of being passed around so that many people can get to read and enjoy….no doubt as much as I did 🙂

    • Generally I don128#&7;t read post on blogs, however I wish to say that this write-up very pressured me to take a look at and do it! Your writing taste has been amazed me. Thanks, quite great article.

  3. Keep up the good work Jen in saving these majestic animals. Beautifully written again xxxxx

  4. Beautiful Jen, a true work of art. Keep up your crusade you are doing fantastic work x

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