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There is an elephant king
lying flat out on the ground,
wasted.
His life was giving rides.

I know exactly how he feels,
that's the crazy part . . .
To be used I mean,
by those with tiny dreams.

(Elephants actually walk on their toes!
They barely make a sound
because the pads of their feet
surround what they step on.)

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This old one is done tip-toeing,
is lying in the dust,
imprisoned by the scale
of what used to be his eminence!

His trumpeting voice
reduced to a mere
fluting in his brain;
whatever he once wanted to trumpet.

He used to dream of rampaging
through the village,
bulldozing huts,
scattering the tiny people.

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How hard it is sometimes
to remember
to be proud
of what we are.

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Gary Lindorff is a poet, writer, blogger  and author of several books, the latest: 13 Seeds: Health, Karma and Initiation. Over the last few years he has begun calling himself an activist poet, channeling his activism through poetic (more...)
 

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