AnElephant In Love – Food for Thought

AnElephantCant forget his first true love
This young lady tied his trunk in wee knots
She made his heart sing
She had everything
Plus an inexhaustible supply of fresh peanuts

She was as generous as she was lovely
It seemed her largesse would never diminish
Till she told him one day
Time to be on your way
The hand-out of free peanuts is finished

When he asked her she laughed at his sorrow
Why is everything always about you?
I have no inhibitions
About sharing my kitchen
When you are out working all day at the zoo

The Elephant had been happy all summer
But autumn dreams like the trees were laid bare
A small dapper monkey
An irresolute donkey
And three rhinos were all being fed there

The Elephant was quite broken hearted
He no longer believed in himself
Being long past his youth
He realised the sad truth
He was destined to be left on the shelf

But AnElephantCant stay melancholy for ever
No matter how betrayed he might feel
Time to start a new life
Maybe find a cool wife
But first go out and have a nice meal

 

About AnElephantCant

An artist/writer/poet combination whose blogs reflect an approach to life that celebrates nature and takes a tongue-in-cheek view of most issues. So you get rhymes and doodles, photographs and comment. Irreverent and irrelevant. Occasionally funny, sometimes serious, mostly pointless. https://anelephantcant.me/
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5 Responses to AnElephant In Love – Food for Thought

  1. Francina says:

    Anelephant can’t stay long sad.. and to go out and have a bite is a splendid idea!
    great poem.
    Ciao, Francina

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  2. ~Lady Day says:

    ❤ The beauty of the sweet elephant…a treasure for us all:)

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  3. mixedupmeme says:

    It is very understandable why this elephant is alone
    Look at his wrinkled pants and how they’ve been sewn

    Hair in a mess tossed and all wind blown
    Even mixed-up-messy-meme at him would give a moan

    Might not help but he could try some cologne
    Maybe he’d be attractive to some old crone

    All his amorous feelings he will have to postpone
    My advice to him–take up playing the trombone

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  4. Christina ~ says:

    AnElephantCant stay sad…after all…there are plenty of other peanuts in the ….bag? Now I’m wondering what peanuts come in…you know like “fish in the sea” only I was “trying” to be silly and say something fantastically clever….then I ruined it. Sigh!! I’ll leave the fantastically cleverness to AnElephant!! 🙂

    I was just trying to cheer up the sweetest Elephant I know 🙂 Hugs!!

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  5. pennycoho says:

    Yes, definitely food first! That’s the thing. Works for me. I’ve been single for soooooo long that when I read even poetry about lost love the first thing I think about is well…Okay so I do dream, but the thing to remember here (elephants have great memories) is that elephants live for a long time so no worries for anelephantcan’t. Go have a great meal!

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