An Emigrant Elephant

UnElephant by Phil Burns

UnElephant by Phil Burns

AnElephantCant stay here forever
The time is right for his next crazy move
He is taking a chance
And heading for France
Although he doesn’t expect to visit Le Louvre

He knows it is hard to leave Scotland
But he won’t go as far as the moon
Both readers who know him
Can expect a poem
Which he plans to publish here very soon

 He plans to migrate south next Thursday
And point his trunk towards the Chunnel
He hopes to be seeing
His sweet buddy Leanne
And maybe pop into Dover for fun Al?

After crossing he will drift at his leisure
He is once again free and footloose
He will try to be funny
Describing petit dejeuner
Of frogs legs and croissants and orange juice

His goal is a zoo near the seaside
Way down there in sunny Provence
Where he can find peace
Get some sun on his knees
Write some tales and a few wee chansons

In the meantime he is temporarily homeless
So he seeks the kindness of un ami
He heads for the Med
In search of a bed
Do you have plenty of cacahuetes Emmy?

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29 Responses to An Emigrant Elephant

  1. Sarah Ann says:

    Good luck with the move and finding somewhere new to unpack your trunk.


  2. MicheleMariePoetry says:

    “…Fun al…” as in funnel cake (the hungry part of me is dreaming funnel cake as that is one think I associate with vacations…) have ‘fun’ al~


  3. Travel well my dear friend xxxx


  4. RoSy says:

    Sounds like AnE is gonna’ have loads of fun! Happy & safe travels to you 🙂


  5. high five and raspberries says:

    an elephant will fill his valise
    and move somewhere else that will please
    we don’t mind a bit
    we’re sure he will fit
    and make a whole lot of amis


  6. EagleAye says:

    Good luck to you, and safe travels!


  7. julespaige says:

    Safe travels –
    Do let us know when you are settled.
    Moving can be a pain in the trunk.
    So be careful, and enjoy your ‘new’ stomping grounds.


  8. An Elephant’s going to enhance
    His experiences over in France?
    Les poemes, they’ll still rhyme
    Though moving takes time
    And I’ll wish you a friendly “Bonne chance!”


  9. colonialist says:

    A meerkat is sad you are leaving
    The land of his Granddads with Greats –
    Enjoyed Scottish scenes thus receiving,
    But none had some Frenchmen as mates.


  10. yarnspinnerr says:

    All the best 🙂


  11. That sounds like quite a change. Hope it all goes well.


  12. emmylgant says:

    Tu arrives?Chouette!
    Bien sur j’ai des cacahuetes!
    Et meme des cajoux
    que tu appelles cashews
    La porte est ouverte en grand
    pour UnElephant


  13. Alastair says:

    This news has taken me quite by surprise
    That AnElephant is moving over to France?
    When you are down near the sea
    You can come and see me
    I really do hope that you get the chance


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