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From the Elephant's Diary

From the Elephant's diary You find me giantly like Gulliver, huge and obese but I met my doc, he said take it with ease.... for you big is more beautiful so eat more cheese I am on my diet of sugarcane juice, lush green grass n' tons of bamboos Mammoth was my forefather not anymore seen Now I know being gigantic is in my genes Instructor at the gym shooed me away for I broke his treadmill with my single step I say We love to have our bath in nature's pool We dabble water with our trunk till we are all cool A relaxing shower for all friends after hectic schedule! In our forest club, trophy for best music band, we won last week for our trumpet troupe! Large is our family my Jumbo uncle says, Old and wise he is in our tuskers' herd He says our eyes are small, to see only little good left in this big bad world And our ears are large to fan away the gossips and bad we hear Thick skin we do have so called pachyderms to shrug off the hurling vices of the woods but we have a large heart to spread loads of love to all species widespread In history, we have a place reserved for in wars and royal processions, we were used as pride symbols he says Revered animals we are since eons..... In country called India, heritage animal we are and even worshipped in religious places he says! Huge boulders or logs ,mankind used us for transport We even entertain them in zoos and circus But he regrets that we are poached, killed by men to pull out pair of our incisors called tusks who polish to make precious ivory to earn bucks So useful and harmless friends to humans we are I asked my uncle why so cruel the men are? He said men show their power of being Nature's superior creature we elephant folk are helpless giants We can do nothing but to pray that we be valued for our selfless services and be saved from going extinct from this world! ©Copyright Anulaxmi Nayak,2015 For contest: Giant animals Sponsored by: D.Nathan Date: 2nd September 2015

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Date: 9/3/2015 7:17:00 AM
A very informative and well developed poem that passes the message of life conservation. Enjoyed reading dear A.N. Good luck on the contest. A seven.
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Anulaxmi Nayak
Date: 9/3/2015 7:45:00 AM
Dear Demetrios, i appreciate your visit and your words....made me happy....you are so generous and kind to me:-) thank you again....take care....love, Anu:-)
Date: 9/2/2015 12:46:00 PM
A well-written piece on one of the most valued beasts of burden. All the best in the contest, Anu. hugs!
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Anulaxmi Nayak
Date: 9/2/2015 12:53:00 PM
Dear Kim, thank you so much for your visit and words....i love elephants:-) .....you are too kind....love, Anu:-)
Date: 9/2/2015 11:44:00 AM
love the humour and the history here Anu:-) good luck in the contest:-) hugs Jan xx
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Anulaxmi Nayak
Date: 9/2/2015 11:51:00 AM
Dear Jan, thank you so very much....i love elephants...especially their naughty calves:-).....love, Anu:-)