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Man’s Inhumanity to Man Makes Countless Thousands Mourn*

I have seen them in many parts of the world. From Scotland to Canada and the USA. From France to Australia. Each one rips at my soul. But the saddest thing about War Memorials, strangely enough, is not the heart-breaking … Continue reading

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Isle Be Loving You Always

AnElephantCant stay away from interesting islands He is so happy to be surrounded by sea You have to go on a boat Or a plane please take note When he disembarks he knows he is free An island can be … Continue reading

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AnElephantCant Dance with the Devil

AnElephantCant always be politely cheerful Sometimes he finds it a struggle to be even civil He writes no more of angels But warns of the dangers Because AnElephant now speaks of the Devil He is head dude in that hot … Continue reading

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A Wonderful Blunder Down Under

AnElephantCant poke fun at Australians Although some of them clearly lack any common sense Like SummersTommy2 You ask SummersTommy who This great blogger is one of AnElephant’s best antipodean friends AnElephant occasionally visits Down Under His magnificent number one son … Continue reading

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Man’s Inhumanity to Man Makes Countless Thousands Mourn*

I have seen them in many parts of the world. From Scotland to Canada and the USA. From France to Australia. Each one rips at my soul. But the saddest thing about War Memorials, strangely enough, is not the heart-breaking … Continue reading

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The Phone-Billed Platypus

AnElephantCant be sure about anything Regarding this most bizarre of all nature’s creatures Odder than a golf-mad giraffe Or a heffelump who is daft He discusses the famously incomprehensible duck-billed platypus He knows that the plural is obviously platypuseresses And … Continue reading

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The Docks – Alastair’s Photo Fiction

AnElephantCant hide his pleasure He hopes you all agree He is happiest afloat On a big sturdy boat Although on the docks he can be all at sea  This is a weekly invitation to write a short piece of fiction … Continue reading

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