Ode to Elephants (Poem)

The largest living mammal

Highly underappreciated this fascinating animal.

Big grey ears, flapping in the breeze,

Strong thick trunk, ripping bark from trees.

When he starts to trumpet, you’ll hear his mighty call,

Striking fear into the hearts of all.


These mighty animals are sadly threatened,

Being killed by deadly weapons.

Their bodies are mutilated,

The ivory tusks are taken,

All the rest of it is wasted.

The tusks are turned into jewelry or furniture,

But I have one word for it, it’s called murder!

Almost 30,000 elephants are killed every year,

The end of their species may be drawing near.


To save the elephants, don’t buy ivory,

Read more about them at your public library.

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