The elephants have arrived

The elephants have arrived

A Chapter by Ana Papaya
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Please stand by 
the elephants have arrived  
but try to pretend that 
(despite their size) 
you cannot see them with your eyes
do not acknowledge they're even there 
for if you do they'll only stare 
the only option that I can see 
is to just ignore them 
and leave them be 
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there is an elephant in the room...more than one....we can try to ignore them...but the burdens are too heavy...the floor is shaking and breaking.
I am reminded of Heminway's "Hills like White Elephants"
and the girl looking out the window saying "the hills, they look like white elephants" and the man responding that they do...but his reply has no real meaning...he is just trying to appease...yet she is really wondering about the barrenness of life and why...and how to resolve it.
j.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

3 Months Ago

Thank you Jacob. I don't know that poem but it sounds like one I would like to read.
jacob erin-cilberto

3 Months Ago

It is a short story by him...I always taught it to my classes.



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When the okapis show up you can stare at those m******f*****s. Isn't it odd that the two things elephants are known for are memory and being ignored. It's like they're a living metaphor for not learning from your past. A fun right it reads very smoothly and is quite clever.

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

1 Week Ago

The okapi, yes... I can't decide if they're cute or not.
True what you say about the elephan.. read more
Good idea. Elephants are very sensitive, and self conscious.
And smarter than people think.
And they paint! It's pretty adorable.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

1 Month Ago

:) they're very gentle I hear
Dripping Chocolate Madness

1 Month Ago

They're actually my niece's favorite animal.
She admires them very much.
Ana Papaya

1 Month Ago

I like them too. And giraffes. They're cute.
This poem harkens to the way we used to let elephants hang around in the room without commenting on them . . . however, after 4 years of strife under a prez that says whatever he thinks in the most disrespectful ways ever (for a prez), now the entire country seems unwilling to let elephants stay in a room without fomenting or fighting. I wish I'd thought of "elephants in the room" as a topic to play with in poetry! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

3 Months Ago

It was entertaining to watch at first but your president is kinda scary. Wow. Thanks again Margie,.. read more

Just imagine they are naked and you will feel far less uncomfortable … whatever ya do dont get this the wrong way round... bloomin well penned my friend..

Neville :)

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

3 Months Ago

I don't need to imagine them naked to know how large their trunks are. My thanks to you Neville! :.. read more
Neville

3 Months Ago


:) welcome are you
I love this...the proverbial "elephant in the room." This is a very clever write.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

3 Months Ago

Thank you! :)
Light and Ashes

3 Months Ago

Welcome! :)
They are really hard to ignore, but I find looking at their feet instead of their eyes placates them. In reality though, I'm really just checking to see any evidence of the tv remote being stuck between their toes.
Now if you'll excuse me, I must google "Do elephants have toes?" 😀

Posted 3 Months Ago


Ana Papaya

3 Months Ago

I think they do :) I could be wrong. Thanks Lorry!
This poem is delightful, and despite only one rhyme in the first six lines, it flows beautifully, and the advice is nice.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

3 Months Ago

Thank you, Roland. :)
Love those magnificent creatures. Not likely to get up close enough to see them eye to eye though. Enjoyed this little write Ana.

Chris

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

3 Months Ago

Hi chris, thank you much! I hear they are quite gentle but so massive.
Christine Anne Shaw

3 Months Ago

I once saw a group of elephants on a wildlife programme grieving for a calf. They held a vigil all n.. read more
Ana Papaya

3 Months Ago

I might have watched the same programme. They're lovely creatures.
there is an elephant in the room...more than one....we can try to ignore them...but the burdens are too heavy...the floor is shaking and breaking.
I am reminded of Heminway's "Hills like White Elephants"
and the girl looking out the window saying "the hills, they look like white elephants" and the man responding that they do...but his reply has no real meaning...he is just trying to appease...yet she is really wondering about the barrenness of life and why...and how to resolve it.
j.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

3 Months Ago

Thank you Jacob. I don't know that poem but it sounds like one I would like to read.
jacob erin-cilberto

3 Months Ago

It is a short story by him...I always taught it to my classes.
But what if I want them to stare at me?

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Esteban Morfín

4 Months Ago

I'll refrain from it, then :)
Ana Papaya

4 Months Ago

A wise decision. :)
Esteban Morfín

4 Months Ago

I like the smiley faces at the end :)

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