Sun washed river reflects a limitless sky
Undulating seductively: liquid murmurs and sighs
A jumbo ambles out into the deep afternoon heat
Powerful and majestic: light on his feet
Jagged ivories worn with pride
A cloak of dignity close to his side
An earthy aura: he romances the sultry breeze
In his wake, rich vibrant scents and bowing trees
African Jacanas dance a quick step over lush Lilly pads
Bodies feathered a chestnut brown: richly clad
The Zambezi Valley throbs powerfully: drum rolls beneath the feet
Echoes of harmony where land and souls meet
Large muscled trunk: Africa shaped ears
Blessed with wisdom: shrouded in tragic fears
Elephant tusks are not diamonds to covet and possess
Tusks belong to elephants: on this point I stress
As dusk closes in: twilight fades
Frogs and crickets fill the air: evening serenade
Bright stars cool down the darkest sky
Languid moon beams reaching high
Suffocating roar from a lioness resonates through the night
Survival of the fittest: power of might
A symphony of nocturnal life: nature’s grandest stage
Night hunters prowling through the shadows: hunger rage
The magic of the Zambezi valley: wildlife, bush and trees
Invading your consciousness: teasing with ease
Majestic Elephants close to becoming a vanishing race
China: EXTINCTION means vanishing without a trace
6 thoughts on “Wearing His Tusks With Pride”
Absolutely awesome poem! Well done! You are so talented and are putting it to good use in something that you and we are so passionate about! Keep going! “)
Another of your truly heartfelt poems! So very beautiful! Thank you Jenny!!
Again Jen ! So well written and you are getting the message across in this beautiful poetry !
beautiful .. moving .. thank you!
Your poems and blogs are magnificent, just like the elephant.
I’m so glad I found this website amongst the others.
You are gifted. You should write for a living, your heart is in it.