Riding Elephants

Riding Elephants

A Chapter by Dave Brown

Balladeer begone


While walking through the woods

Last Monday, it was a holiday

I felt the ground shake and rumble

With that disturbance coming my way


Then a huge tree trunk moved

A tree? No it was grey

And in spite of there being no wind

Back and forth it continued to sway


A crashing crunching sound all round

Trees uprooted, then thrown aside

Then an Elephant, and on its huge back

Ana Papaya was out for a ride


Both an unleashed Eddie and she together

Riding way up high, sitting abreast

And they were heading straight for me

Just now, over the near hill’s crest


I felt a great thing wrap round my neck

And just before I blacked out

I heard a voice criticize my singing

More! It was a blood curdling shout


I now sing no more as a Balladeer

Because of that unwarranted attack

And every night now, I have nightmarish sleeps

That those critical three would come back



© 2020 Dave Brown

Author's Note

Dave Brown
No trees were destroyed in this forest activity

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Ok. You win Dave! Please do sing to your heart's delight.
(I've got ear plugs around here somewhere).
P.S. very happy no trees were harmed in the making of this poem.

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Added on August 16, 2020
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Mostly light Hearted


Dave Brown
Dave Brown

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