elephant eyes

Elephant Eyes
copyright Karin Taylor 2013

Maybe as they say
it is the end of days
we’re walking through
a haze, a maze, unfazed
by the uncertainty
and
illogical persuasion
of strangers
on the telly
with their diet of ridiculous
and propensity for absurdity
who knows
what the future holds
life’s uncertainty
unfolds
with
another
forced
sigh
we hold onto
what we know
and fall
under the spell of
Kilimanjaro
an Attenborough vine
is all I need
I’ll be fine
I’ll be fine
an Attenborough vine
is all I need
this time
And I saw
the elephants cry
at the diamond mine
and wondered why
he had more compassion
for his kin, than I
wondered why
his empathy
brought a tear
to my eye
and I sighed
for neither rhyme
nor reason
can position
the seasons
according to our time
our decisions are feeble
when elephants cry
we see our reflection
in their grief stricken eyes
and our transience is welcome
as are our goodbyes
for the earth is alive
with a million eyes
and our deeds
they are watched
by a billion spies
and all that we’ve done
and all that we’ve said
is what they’ll remember
once
we
are
dead
So make
every word
full of heart
realise
every action and breath
paint them generously wise
so that mirrors of goodness
and kindness and love
are reflected as trust
in the elephants’ heart
and when every creature
on earth can relax
because humans are wiser
and kinder as such
the elephants’ tears
will only be cried
over natural losses
of partner or child
….let us not be
the reason they sigh
….let us not be
the reason they die

elephant eyes

© Karin Taylor

Joined February 2008

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