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Never serious, Never settled

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Like a tourist, always exploring

Not countries though No airplanes needed

Just a head full of air, Totally unaware 

Of any pain that maybe caused


There he goes 

Packing that ol' case of his again

Or should that be Trunk?

Elephants sure did have a

Habit of occupying every room

He went in to

Maybe one day 

He'll open a zoo

Just with Elephants


His life...

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It's 3 - sometimes 4 in the morning,

When I wake to the terrible tread

As the elephants stamp by on the staircase

To lumber around overhead.


It's 3 - sometimes 4 in the morning,

When sleep leaves and I wake up instead;

At times even daylight is dawning 

When the elephants tramp home to their bed.


But real jumbos are famously quiet,

Their steps are...

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The Elephant Dance

This is part of a new thing I'm quite enjoying; writing poems that children might enjoy. Not children's poetry as such, because I think there's a massive crossover, and I would never alter my semantics for the sake of genre. Anyway, have a look.


The beat can be heard before they arrive,

because they’re very heavy

and coming in droves.


Doom-bah, doom-bah. They seem to...

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