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Random Steps of Elephants

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Random Steps of Elephants


I know not where a beetle goes,
to destinations random? 
A blind alight, or stranger yet
a path that is predestined? 

And armour-plated passes through 
the singing songbirds innards 
Triumphant on the other side of 
this warm dark world of gizzards

With eggs deposited within 
a most unlikely borrowed womb,  
finds shelters from the the famine 

It is a triumph seldom told 
or seldom quite imagined. 
That safe from harm 
and safe as ants 
from random steps of elephants, 
this tomb becomes a womb 

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  1. Date: 7/7/2013 6:35:00 PM

    Great win SuZ, this bit of trivia would have been worth an evening of drinks in my wilder days. Now, it is a treasured verse from a dear friend.... Love ya...Jake

  1. Date: 7/7/2013 10:39:00 AM

    A marvelous write which I greatly enjoyed! Thank you so much for sharing my dear friend, Suz! My big hearty congratulations on your well-deserved great win! Hugs! love lots, Leonora

  1. Date: 7/6/2013 5:42:00 PM

    Fascinating and VERY informative poem...I know a lot about insects because we used to collect them as youngsters but I have not heard of this beetle and the creative act it performs to reproduce. We mostly collected butterflies and moths but also beetles...the best one being the rare Unicorn beetle, the largest in North America I believe...I was amazed at the strength of this marvelous creature...Close it up in your fist and it could literally pry your fingers apart...Congrats - Tim

  1. Date: 7/6/2013 2:07:00 PM

    this is one cool poem, CONGRATS, love Skat

  1. Date: 7/6/2013 9:00:00 AM

    Congratulation on your win, my friend. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 7/5/2013 11:07:00 PM

    Suz.... congratulations... from:Linda

  1. Date: 7/3/2013 1:22:00 PM

    You are a philosopher and it is remarkable how you transform abstract concepts to logical and meaningful ones. I always read you carefully because in your lines there is always something to discover. Thank you. :)

  1. Date: 7/3/2013 6:45:00 AM

    Not just poetically thinking out of the box but going there too: Elephants and Ants... hugely using s p a c e. Whether I LIKE this one.......... Very!

    Delaney Avatar Suzanne Delaney Date: 7/3/2013 10:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Ellie Very strange how this poem came about. Some poems I have to work on but this one was triggered by the sight of a pretty beetle on our verandah and the poem was written in one immediate sitting like it was from outside of me flowing through....