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A Broken Heart

A most strange creature walked into the room
upright on two legs he stood oh so very tall
dressed in fine array booted and suited
a hat perched jauntily on his head

He cast around the room eyeing people up
as he strutted back and forth leaving in his wake
a deep silence of disbelief as the folks all stared
and started to draw back as they saw his tail

Not a person was this uninvited guest
no even though dressed as a man
he was a ferocious gorilla in love
seeking out his Jane he hunted around

Not finding her he stood confused
gaping at the people in their finery
come on now said his keeper catching up
and he lead him back to his cage

The gorilla sits there tear running down his face
lost without his Jane he sits in desolation
she had passed away only 5 months ago
now he hunts for her whenever he can

His keeper has tried to jolly him along
even introducing a young lady or two
met with indifferent then ignored
he only want his true love Jane

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 5/16/2014 2:58:00 AM
Hi Shadow. I was looking over your writes, and this one caught my eye. So sad, though. I have a weakness for animals; guess it's their innocence. You captured that here. Nicely done, my friend...xxx...mel
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Date: 4/20/2014 12:44:00 AM
On a serious note I loved this, tongue and cheek, I had to check in case this was about me, as I read I was wow, it is about me!!!!!! :) ( except I haven't found my Jane yet )
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Date: 4/19/2014 10:31:00 PM
How sad.....love and loss reaches across the animal as well as the human kingdom....
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Date: 4/19/2014 9:13:00 PM
oh my, that second stanza really changed the poem!! I was thinking this might be for the cowboy contest since he was booted and with a hat on his head. Instead you have made a very sad little story. Very imaginative one, Shadow!!
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Date: 4/19/2014 9:44:00 AM
This a wonderful but sad story Shadow that many can relate to....hugs Tim
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Date: 4/19/2014 7:42:00 AM
I agree with Dave, sad one. Well told story.
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Date: 4/19/2014 6:23:00 AM
A sad story, in some ways tragic, Shadow. A broken heart effects in so many ways.. It blinds to reality and can making seeming monsters out of us, when really all we want is what we had. Such a wonderful poem!
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