Elephants

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Wherever you go I will follow.
Whatever you do I will provide.
Whenever beasts of the wild, savage and fierce,
terrorize the dignity within,
stand firm.
Through the rising of the sun,
a ball of gold valiantly against the dark,
march confidently and surely, head held high
and make known you are royalty.
Through the rising of the moon,
an orb of silver bringing out the stars,
march with stamina and pride, wisdom and strength,
only do not let anger win.
As with a herd of elephants connected,
a lone is a lonely.
As with a herd of elephants compassionate,
lingering about I will wait.
Wherever you go I will follow.
Whatever you do I will provide.
Whenever loneliness on moonless nights,
a velvet cloak of misery, arise,
little by little will I carry in your stead.

Created: Feb 26, 2014

Tags: elephants, free-verse, mary oliver, poetry

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