AnElephantCant explain why he loves some things
Which don’t bring a smile to most faces
What can he say
It is simply his way
AnElephant just adores his boot laces
Now you might think that he finds it awkward
Because he obviously does have mammoth foots
Perhaps that is why
There is a gleam in his eye
When he bends down to tie up his boots
When he spends some time in Vancouver
In British Columbia just two months ago
He breaks an old lace
Looks for a cool place
In a big store he gets directed below
They have laces of myriad hues here
But no signs saying Colour Blind Beware
And thousands of lengths
None of which make much sense
So he takes off one boot to compare
He finds laces which might suit his purpose
The lady says please pay over there
So he has to hop
Across this busy shop
The customers all laugh point and stare
Now his tootsies are adorned in different colours
Those who know him will find this no shock
Because Jack is his friend
Who starts a new trend*
Each foot always has a quite different sock
*AnElephant is given many pairs of socks as a gift from his best friend.
Rather than show preference he always wears one of each.
The photograph shows that today on his hind legs he sports two American heroes, Elvis and Homer Simpson!
it’s always dangerous to get emotionally tied to laces. I think your idea on socks makes perfect sense.
I am often gifted socks, some with frogs, one of the ‘things’ I collect. Though in winter to keep my tootsies warmer I wear warmer stuff. I think if spring ever arrives I might decide to contrive to wear a mixed matched pair!
Thanks for your verse and visit. I actually have still from childhood one of my favorite stuffed toys…one well loved Ellie the Elephant. (So many, many moons from childhood, but still very young at heart.)
AnElephantcant hide his wee soft spot
For a cute little heffelump called Ellie
He is kinda daft
And she makes him laugh
So his belly just wobbles like jelly
🙂 Thank you.
I do love this one. I can almost sing it to the song as well! 🙂
AnElephantCant believe it
Did he do something wrong
We all agree
It is time to flee
Before Penny bursts into song
I love the kindness here. 🙂
He is a sweet and caring friend to a grumpy old grandpa
AnElephant impresses Emmy
With his magnanimity
It is therefore the feet
And not the chest,
The seat of such a feat
Please tell C.S. Lewis
AnElephant knows best
Rock on Elvis! 🙂
He snapped his feet
Being quite discreet
It is quite offbeat
But they are not petite
Nothing about those socks surprise me my friend…. they are perfect and I love them and eccentric pachyderm who wears them ((((HUGS))))
AnElephant is grateful that Roxi is so tactful!
meaning they are ‘perfect’ for you. tact not needed, as you are a beloved pachyderm and human being and I don’t care what kind of socks you wear 🙂
Too, too sweet, thank you.
How like the bulldog the anelephantcant is… I often have different socks or laces in my foot attire… but I’m not colour blind just too lazy to search for the correct sock…
Well, the thing is, it is more of a problem for us as we have four legs apiece!
I just love the socks!
My little chum has great taste and a wicked sense of humour!
lol – yes!
I didn’t realise you were colour blind
Who said that?
Sorry. I thought because of your line you meant you were colour blind
Yes AnElephant is, he just did not see you there!