* I Am An Elephant!

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It’s true, I am an elephant!
In fact, I’ve always been!
I’ve got this trunk way up in front,
Stuck here, right in-between…
I’ve got two tusks that weigh a ton
That press and push and poke
And it’s like God was having fun
And thinks it’s all a joke…

I’ve got these massive ears as well,
Like pizzas piping hot
And four feet that are bound to swell,
So thankful I am not…
I’ve got a teeny-weeny tail
That I’m too fat to see,
That swirls around when there’s a gale
And keeps on swatting me…

Now, is this fair? Now, is this right?
Just munching all day long…
To end up bloated through the night,
Like something’s really wrong?
With pesky flies upon my hide
And birds upon my back,
My word, the times I’ve sighed and sighed
I can’t give them a whack…

And when I run, it’s hard to stop,
Fair warning, please stand clear,
‘Cos if you don’t, you’re sure to drop,
Squashed flat when I come near…
And must the sun be oh so bright?
It really hurts my eyes…
But no-one listens to my plight,
Again, that’s no surprise…

No wonder, then, I’ve had enough!
I’d rather be a cat!
If not, I’d rather be a dove,
A pigeon or a bat!
If not, I’d rather be a cow,
A horse, that’s what I want!
Just anything, because right now,
I am an elephant!

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  1. Most of my poems were meant to be shared on the poemhunter.com website. Sometimes they appear on other websites, too. Google search finds a lot of these and I found the poemfull.com website this way. The poemhunter.com website lets us add a photo underneath the poem so it helps if we can create a picture and resize a copy to about 520 pixels in width to fit into the web page for the poem display. I get free photos and sometimes edit these for the poemhunter.com website and also for the quora.com website. I get free photos from unsplash.com and pixabay.com. Visitors to denismartindale.co.uk see the poemhunter.com poem titles A to Z list and the search option as well. That is my poemhunter.com collection of over 3,000 poems which can be downloaded as a free PDF file. Other poetry websites are useful when they don’t show several adverts or add videos, too, so I’m accepting that these websites help to promote several poets and the poets listed here may wish to recommend this website to others and to link to their poem web pages. It’s possible that fellow poemhunter.com poets could notify other poets about poemfull.com.

    So these poetry website links could help: denismartindale.co.uk and poemfull.com/denis-martindale

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