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Moose Walks on By

*Moose walks on by in the bright morning sun.

No place to go and there’s no need to run.

Market is open and Moose often goes.

Shopping is easy with such a big nose.

Lifting it up he starts smelling the air,

Reading the menu of what will be there.

Moose smells the peas and the fresh summer beans,

Walking along he starts sniffing the greens.

Cherries look nice but he loves a fresh peach,

Maybe he’ll try just a little of each.

Juices are dripping around his big chin,

Moose walks on by with a satisfied grin.

Leaving them watching he walks up the hill,

Maybe he’ll visit his good friend named Bill.

Bill is just ten and he lives by the lake,

There with his mom and she’s holding a rake.

Moose loves the flowers she tends with such care,

But why is she waving the rake in the air?

Maybe she’s trying to blow a nice breeze,

Moose walks much closer and tucks in his knees.

Flowers feel soft and they make a nice bed,

Moose lies so still that Bill thinks he is dead.

Seeming to smile with the sun on his snout,

Moose gently snores as he breathes in and out.

Wind blows the grass and it tickles his nose,

Moose lifts his head as if smelling a rose.

Soon the sun hides and the rain clouds come out,

Causing Bill’s mom to start running about.

Gazing above Moose gets up on his feet,

Thanking the sun for the moment of heat.

Sun dances out and it winks with one eye,

Saying, “Good-Bye Moose.”

And Moose walks on by.*

Watercolor on 140lb paper


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Traditional, Digital & Photographic Artist
I am inspired by everything in life.
Nature, landscape, city life and more.
Over 25 years as a flight attendant has let me see life from every angle. On the road my camera and Mac are my constant companions. At home, it’s hard to find me with out a paint brush in hand.
No matter what, as long as I am creating I am content.
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  • Berns
    Bernsover 3 years ago

    Stunning work Elizabeth!

  • Thank you Berns:))))))))

    – Elizabeth Bravo

  • Elizabeth Bravo
    Elizabeth Bravoover 3 years ago

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottover 3 years ago

    This is wonderful – great painting & what a wonderful story! Love it. Sure made me smile. :)

  • Thank you Marsha……..He always gives me a smile when I see him.

    – Elizabeth Bravo

  • GittiArt
    GittiArtover 3 years ago

    Funny face indeed and such a lovely guy , too… did a great job here dear Elizabeth!!!!!

  • Thank you Brigitte……..I have had him for years, but never posted…..thought it was time for him to come out!!

    – Elizabeth Bravo

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 3 years ago

    Hahaaaa!!! Oh how GREAT your poem story! I LOVE IT SO MUCH!

    And your artwork is an adorable illustration of it. They are truly magnificent creatures.

  • YAY……..thank you for reading my story. I kept meaning to post it in my gallery as I have only had one comment on it and I posted it a long time ago, I guess it needed the moose……..yesterdays story just came to me and I wrote in a matter of an hour or so, but the Moose Poem, I worked on for weeks and weeks to get it just right.
    I really do want to publish is someday. THANKS FRAN for reading my moose story!!! hee hee

    – Elizabeth Bravo

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawover 3 years ago

    OH I LOVE IT so much. The poem is wonderful and little old moose has stolen my heart!! This would make a stunning Tee too. I am going to read the poem to my grandchildren. Wonderful, magical work Elizabeth.

  • Oh I hope you will Anna………I just loved this story and it did take quite an effort to make it just right. I hope to publish it some day!!

    – Elizabeth Bravo

  • Michael Scholl
    Michael Schollover 3 years ago


  • L J Fraser
    L J Fraserover 3 years ago

    Wow, Elizabeth— this moose is soo cool! Love the poem as well. The go together perfectly! Hope you get it published-

  • Thanks so much Linda…..I so appreciate it!!

    – Elizabeth Bravo

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 3 years ago

    Ahhhh Elizabeth such a heartwarming story/poem and an incredible illustration of Moose!

  • I couldn’t resist bringing out the moose…..thanks Joanne!!

    – Elizabeth Bravo

  • Richard G Witham
    Richard G Withamover 3 years ago

    Another fantastic story Elizabeth. The moose does look very content and fits the character of the rhyming story perfectly. I’m sure the children will find it delightful, although I do feel a little sorry for Bills mom and her flattened flower bed. Perhaps she’ll call it a moose bed from now on :D

  • :))))))thanks Richard….I just never felt like I could do the illustrations, but I had great fun writing the story…..your daughter was the only one to ever comment on the story……so I thought after the other story I would break it out with my painting of the moose…….lol… I like seeing Stephanie’s funny profile pick there

    – Elizabeth Bravo

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