ELEPHANTS BELONG ON THE LAND

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ELEPHANTS BELONG ON THE LAND

Romancing the wild

And finding a connection

A feeling of peace nearing perfection

African veldt, wild in its splendour

A love so powerful, it does engender

Delicate clouds drift up high

Pale against the cerulean sky

Footprints

Elephants emerge quietly from the afternoon shade

Majestic and regal

They form a parade

Marching to a tune with an African beat

The sun burnt earth throbs beneath their feet

Sunshine licks them with a golden glow

On them, the creator magnificence did bestow

Massive and free, they amble on by

Long muscled trunks held up high

Footprints

My heart is pounding, stretching tight

These animals against man is not a fair fight

Creamy tusks, more valuable than gold

And for a price on their heads

Man can be seduced and cajoled

The poaching of elephants, despicable and tragic

Their trunks are incisors

They hold no magic

Footprints

Africa is the elephant’s origin, existence and destiny

Let us make sure we leave an elephant legacy

Africa without elephants will be Africa with no sole

Stop poaching the elephants

Keep the continent whole

Footprints

5 thoughts on “ELEPHANTS BELONG ON THE LAND

  1. Beautiful poem Jen! I love your site, and really admire the genuine love and desire that you have to try and help our beloved ‘ellies’…….keep up the great work!!

  2. Thankyou – this poem is lovely and the words beautiful!!! Am so proud of what you are doing – without people like you there would be no elephants. Thankyou

  3. Heartfelt and beautifully written – I can “see” the Ellies in the African sun just by reading this poem. Well done. Everyone should read this.

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