My Terrific Hieroglyphics

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AnElephantCant claim to be wealthy
He lives a life of ascetic austerity
To explain his psychology
He applies modern technology
And preserves his pearls of wisdom for posterity

His rhymes are not produced without effort
They involve many years of research
Quite a surprise you may say
He churns one out every day
Without his laptop he is left in the lurch

On some occasions AnElephant feels inspiration
He expects to divulge something exciting
He makes copious notes
Full of ideas and great quotes
Then discovers he can’t read his own writing

AnElephantCant always be organised
He leads a life of enjoyable disorder
He can arrange lots of peanuts
But can’t manage his own thoughts
Maybe he needs to hire a shorthand court recorder

His scribbles look like hieroglyphics
His output resembles a plate of spaghetti
With olives adorning
So come the next morning
They sadly don’t prevent AnElephant forgetting

Now this rhyme is a result of such happening
You see AnElephant has not forgot
Do you hazard a guess
Is your answer yes
Or do you think he can’t read last night’s note?

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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8 Responses to My Terrific Hieroglyphics

  1. mandibelle16 says:

    Haha this is funny Elephant. I can imagine you trying to figure out what your notes say — phone or handwriting. But at the same time, I feel bad because you hurt your hand before and I know that it must be frustrating not to be able to handwrite as you once could. I’m glad you have your laptop, and you are not the only one who would be “iin a lurch” without their technology. Last nights note, well I’m told, “An Elephant Never Forgets,” so I think your memory will work 🙂 I like Alistair’s little poem as well lol.

    Hugs

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  2. That was so apt! I write in the night and then can’t read the marvellous thoughts that came to me in the dark! 🙂

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  3. pennycoho says:

    It’s okay some of the most famous people who every lived had trouble reading their own writing. So that puts you in very good company my friend! 🙂

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  4. Clanmother says:

    You make sense to me!!! And you are definitely organized!!!

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  5. Alastair says:

    I think AnElephant may find
    he has an inky hider
    For inside him lurks
    a drunk Arabic writing Spider

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  6. Very clever writing! I worried for a moment that you were having a 70’s flashback. Glad everything is okay 🙂

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