Wednesday, April 8, 2009

April 4

Click on Ned's Picture to read his Diary.

April 4

For today's prompt, I want you to pick an animal; make that animal the title of your poem; then, write a poem. You could be very general with your animal title ("Bees" or "Lion") or specific ("Flipper" or "Lassie"). You could even be very silly with something like "Tony, the Tiger," I guess (that tiger on the cereal box).

Ned stood in the door of his Semi-trailer
An elephant
You would not think that he would be timid
But he had lived a horrible life
An elephant
Nature’s most majestic animal
He should be living large
Proud with a gentle bearing
But not Ned
Ned is frightened
He sways from side to side
peering out timidly.
He has been a long time in a bad place
That would frighten even the bravest animal
Ned doesn’t like to eat.
He is skin and bones
Slowly, slowly he moves forward
Swaying from side to side.
gaining a little confidence with each step.
Soon he is inside his new “place”
People help and love him
They want him to recover from what others have done to him.
I found him on the Internets
I pray for him
I want him to live a long life
in love
with friends
gaining each day
Blessing the earth with his presence
Go Ned!

1 comment:

Nessa said...

You captured the plight of the circus elephant so well.