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National Poetry Day Message Poem by Mimi Blockley, Ardingly College Prep.

A message from an elephant


To the humans that destroyed me,

Here I am in a cage

With all these children

Watching me.


Once I was in the wild

once upon a time I could

Stand by my mother knowing

I was safe

But I was wrong.


You took my tusks

you took my friends

You took my family

And you took my heart

But left me all on my own.


Why would you do that?

Why would you think it’s ok

to go around killing elephants

Even all animals.

That was my family.

That was my life.

Well I guess not anymore.


From your

Old friend

African elephant


© Mimi Blockley  (12)

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