The Presidential herd plus minus 450 strong
Bronzed bush pulsating: elephant song
The fire of dawn lighting the way
Whispers of rain at the close of day
Elephant herds: a vanishing race
The essence of nature in this breathtaking place
Wondrous skies as high as they are wide
Australian Angel: fighting by their side
13 years of protection, devotion and love
Mellowed by sunshine streaming down from above
Her wealth of knowledge upon our ears to share
Each and every elephant, she knows, loves and holds dear
In the golden silence of early morning
The sky bursts open: fearful warning
Stop the corruption and greed, she cries in despair
Is anyone out there? Does anyone care?
The world sits back watching
As elephants struggle to breathe
What will become of these sentient animals?
Will there be a reprieve?
Tears of the elephants: pearl drops on the sand
Brushstrokes of greed painted across our land
Tears of woman and elephants mingle
Reflecting the crimson sky
Heartbreak and fear: sadness in her eye
She can no longer stay: forced to leave
She can no longer fight the corruption and greed
Who will keep watch over the Presidential herd?
ZIMBABWEAN PRESIDENT? Do not be absurd
When will they learn: wildlife is ours to hold
Ours to encompass and with compassion to enfold
When will peace return? Ease Africa’s pain
Our heart song, soul dance and LIFE GIVING rain