To Love AnElephant

The Wanderer by Phil Burns

The Wanderer by Phil Burns

It isn’t easy to love AnElephant
When he thinks he’s a butterfly
He goes where he pleases
As if carried on breezes
He is more likely to laugh than to cry

He wanders the globe like a trade wind
He doesn’t stay long in one place
He calls no place home
He is content to roam
Loving everyone not ever one face

AnElephant was settled a long time ago
In what seems like a previous life
The lines round his eyes
Tell it is no surprise
But he had children and a quite perfect wife

But times change and he changes faster
He moves and they do not go with him
The past is long gone
He travels alone
He dances to his own unique rhythm

A pretty lady may feed him fresh peanuts
She may even tickle his ear
He gives her fair warning
By tomorrow morning
It is certain he will not be here

It isn’t easy to love AnElephant
When he thinks he’s a butterfly
He goes where he pleases
As if carried on breezes
But in the darkness you may soft hear him cry

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11 Responses to To Love AnElephant

  1. emmylgant says:

    AnElephant-butterfly is quite whimsical
    An image, perhaps mythical,
    definitely magical.
    Aimer UnElephant c’est facile
    Mais c’est plus difficile
    D’adorer le papillon
    Qui pourtant est aussi brillant.


  2. nightlake says:

    sad.. but an elephant is a tough animal and he would always stay in the memories of his friends


  3. Lady Lovely says:

    Beautiful. Wonderful. I love this. Keep flying. xo


  4. Penny L Howe says:

    It’s easy to love an elephant! xo


  5. Alastair says:

    A sad poem. AnElephant will bounce back. Elephants are made of sturdy stuff. And I’ve met this one. I know what he’s like. He’s great and fun.


  6. julespaige says:

    Hope you are settling in a bit. Oh do ‘believe’ , while we may have to age, we most definately do not have to grow up!


  7. It’s easy to love an elephant… for me anyway! Never grow up Brian, your boyish charm and heart is what makes you so special 😉 huggs


  8. RoSy says:

    Beautiful & sad. Flows nicely – as all your writings do.
    My frown is upsidedown that an elephant cries softly in darkness.


  9. Ches says:

    Mibbees AnElephant thinks he is Peter Pan because he has big ears?


  10. Willow says:

    Beautiful but sad poem. Butterflies will fade and die, if not left to flutter by.


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