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Premium Member Elephant Memories


		Wisdom dwells
		In contemplation;
		There we must seek
		Her…


A most wise one
once said
we must learn
to hear
with our eyes…
to see
with our ears…
focus
to let the mind
canvas
and echo
perceived treats
nature gives—
Indeed
contemplative gifts
are like elephant
memories…
...Read More
Categories: elephant, allegory, imagery, introspection, metaphor, nature, wisdom, word
Form: Free verse



Teeter totter
Teeter totter

This is my voice, writing from within too without
For a long time, I wasn't listening to my soul.
I was wearing shoes to protect 
From the stones and the mud and the bugs in the grass.
I was afraid of feeling...Read More
Categories: elephant, love,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM


it was a dark november day
the clouds hanging ominous
time seeming to stand still
the sun long gone astray

in a dark most somber mood
we headed toward memorial hill
feeling quiet lost in deep in thought
facing our mortality each in solitude

one of so many...Read More
Categories: elephant, angst, death, fear, funeral, introspection, life, silence,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member I Didn't Mean To Do It
I Didn't Mean To Do It!


My mom would go to bingo with her friends,
her elephant statue also attends;

they mark their cards with quick skill,
and mom always won-  until; 

I smashed the elephant-  mom's winning ends !

_________________________
February 2, 2020


Poetry/Limerick/I...Read More
Categories: elephant, fun,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Growing Tomatoes and Flowers
Elephant ears with a green glow.
Gives nature a magnificent show.
Please visit and stay down below.
One of my plants looks like a sweet bow.
Zinnias, marigolds, roses too.
Sharing their pretty. Each one brand new.


Daisies planted softly in the ground.
More beautiful garden rarely...Read More
Categories: elephant, garden,
Form: Musaddas



Menelaus
Eyes, in such a way, that some strange virture, some everlasting release
Was imparted to he. A strange bargain indeed; to resist the gods and to please
Satan in his rebellioin from all that was natural, yet also noxious
After a tie; for,...Read More
Categories: elephant, angel, anger, aubade, bird, chocolate, christian, cousin,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member LABELS
Everything must have one.

Without it is ambiguous ,  doubtful 
Open to questioning 
Could be something else 
Would be incomplete 
Needing ;

The peculiarity of Time has made them a necessity 
Coffee must be labelled as coffee 
Otherwise chaos ensues ;
It...Read More
Categories: elephant, community, culture, education, for teens, introspection, perspective,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member In a Quandary
I am so upset with anyone who has anything to do with Washington, the President and the swamp. The following is a compilation of my concerns. You don't have to read them, and if you do, you don't have to...Read More
Categories: elephant, america, anger, conflict, feelings, political,
Form: Rhyme
The Day the Tiger's Rolled into Town
Like a wild fire the orange consumed the crimson;
Rolling over it like a spring tide with a mission;
The orange blazed in parking lots and in stands;
Adornment of the happiest fans in the land;
Backed by a powerful purple wave;
To the onslaught...Read More
Categories: elephant, celebration, emotions, football, happiness, humor, success, tribute,
Form: Rhyme
Rebuke Sadness With Perspective
In sad times, I recall King’s harassment
Stabbed at a book-signing in NYC
(Did they tell us King refused prosecution?)
Now, let us not forget Bonhoeffer
Young Dietrich in Nazi Germany, forewent
His fiancee’s company to work underground
Even returned from USA only to be nabbed...Read More
Categories: elephant, animal, appreciation, art, black african american, depression,
Form: Rhyme
poems in your hair
Roses are not blue

The world as one is a grey blanket of nothing
The same language, the same culture (consumerism)
A haze foul of jollity and hollow laughter.
Lost minds save the elephant and waterholes

Life is self-indulgent rush into the arms of self
And...Read More
Categories: elephant, blue, butterfly, candy, car, career,
Form: Blank verse
poems in your hair
Roses are not blue

The world as one is a grey blanket of nothing
The same language, the same culture (consumerism)
A haze foul of jollity and hollow laughter.
Lost minds save the elephant and waterholes

Life is self-indulgent rush into the arms of self
And...Read More
Categories: elephant, blue, butterfly, candy, car, career,
Form: Blank verse
poems in your hair
Roses are not blue

The world as one is a grey blanket of nothing
The same language, the same culture (consumerism)
A haze foul of jollity and hollow laughter.
Lost minds save the elephant and waterholes

Life is self-indulgent rush into the arms of self
And...Read More
Categories: elephant, blue, butterfly, candy, car, career,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Life is a Circus
Tootsie toot’s and Popsicle cubes
A tasty treat on a hot summer day
Lick them once and swallow them down
Candy cotton and a clown

Shoot the target win a prize 
A teddy bear with blue eyes
A fortune read just a dime
Go on an...Read More
Categories: elephant, life,
Form: Rhyme
cough syrup
the beatles 
were right when 
they wrote day
tripper instead 
of night

~

flight of the bummble
bee could have been a
hummingbird but 
heard played on 
a tuba was an 
elephant that
couldn't
waltz

~

the warning label
clearly states that:

if combined
with alcohol
may induce
sleepiness

~

my doctor's warning
has always been my:

medication
if...Read More
Categories: elephant, muse,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member The Passing On
The Passing On 
(things families do, again and again)

The traditions of our house, 
are nearly gone. 
My son will have no children, 
my daughter, does not want any. 
Autism has played a death card, 
to the "name" of all to...Read More
Categories: elephant, childhood, children, chocolate, christian, christmas, friendship love,
Form: Narrative
Elephant Tails


When elephants trudge a trail,
they hold onto each other’s tail.
This keeps all members close, intact
and safety in numbers has impact.
Still, holding a tail that close
especially to one’s sensitive nose,
should cause a stink, wouldn’t you think?...Read More
Categories: elephant, animal, humor,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Nothing Like an Elephant
Nothing Like an Elephant

nothing has come or soon has went
to ever top an elephant
she is a dedicated half
to her precious little calf

nothing’s as mad or ever will be
as an angry elephant mommy
charging wildly and trumpeting loud
defending the baby of which...Read More
Categories: elephant, animal, appreciation,
Form: Rhyme
Kangaroo Court
A donkey and an elephant in a kangaroo court.
Are turning the zookeepers into a political sport.
The zookeepers are in a frustrated rage.
By the donkey's fabricated stage.
They seem to be down on their luck.
But if it looks, walks, quacks, its probably...Read More
Categories: elephant, political,
Form: Political Verse
Don't carry :: Denturn Form


Let's start with simple mental game
"Don't think about an elephant"
What do you think right now? Don't blame.
An elephant! it's evident.

When one focus on not thinking
about something, but in the mind
ends up with same topic bringing. 
Same principle holds true and...Read More
Categories: elephant, emotions,
Form: Verse
Elephants in the wild :: Whyquain Form
  
Expressing happiness

How elephants express feeling?
In wild they've no shame in showing
their joy amongst their own loving
ones; they prefer playing, greeting
family members while meeting.
~X~X~

New member

On birth of calf what they're doing?
It stirs great happiness during
birth. Females are heard bellowing.
Female...Read More
Categories: elephant, animal,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Christmas
Christmas
parties are great!
This coming Friday is
a fun event for the teachers:
the swapping of strange or amusing gifts -
a White Elephant Gift Exhange.
Also we’ll have potluck -
yummy food for
Christmas.

Dec 9, 2019...Read More
Categories: elephant, celebration,
Form: Rictameter
Did You Ever
Did you ever ride an elephant in the jungle, or climb on top of a cloud?
Did you ever catch a unicorn in your garden, or from a mountain top shout out loud?
Did you ever see a fairy, dancing, and singing...Read More
Categories: elephant, 1st grade, 2nd grade, appreciation, family, feelings,
Form: Verse
Premium Member ELEPHANT'S GHOST
This poem is a re-post from last year for the situation is worsening daily.

ELEPHANT’S GHOST
I am represented as a trinket on a 
Human's wrist.
I was bought from a vendor,
Sometime last September,
I remember the vendor, he was,
Approached by a man in...Read More
Categories: elephant, death,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Passing Through Town
Is there any place as lonely
As a Lake Huron resort town
In the off-season of mid-November?
Sign outside the church reads	THANK YOU!

Its steeple a record player needle
Set to the warped sky
Barry Manilow ballads
Hobbling from an A.M. station that’s all but given up

It’s...Read More
Categories: elephant, community, culture, home, nostalgia, november, places, solitude,
Form: Free verse