Page: Profile: Poetry
||Total Views: 12,391,170
VxPoem ID: 42469
Posted: April 26th. 2012 7:27:04 PM
Don't Look at the Elephants
by Ted MacGillivray
Age Group: Adult
Don't Look at the Elephants
Don't look at the elephants. Just ignore them.
Turn your head away. Pretend you can't smell them
Or feel the weight of their body heat.
There's no problem -- you can move freely
By peeking carefully before you take a step.
Oh, and don't lift your arms too high
Because you might touch their wrinkled skin
And that sparse, course hair.
And if you keep your breathing really shallow
You won't take more than your share of the oxygen.
That wouldn't be fair, and besides, someone might notice.
And don't ever, ever, mention them. Even in a joke,
‘Cause people in white coats will come and lock you away
In a tiny pastel room with no one to talk to
And nothing to read and give you medicine
And electricity till the elephants
And everything else are just
Shadows on the walls.
Author's Notes: An elephant in the room? Hell no!, there's a herd of them.
Author's Location: Gabriola Island, British Columbia
More Poems: Ted MacGillivray has posted 37 additional poems- View them?
Author's Profile: To learn more about Ted MacGillivray - Click HERE
Contact Me Via Email...
Email Invites Note: No, I have not opted to receive Pagan Invites! Please don't send me anonymous invites to groups, sales and events.
Disclaimer: The Witches' Voice inc does not verify the accuracy of the details stated in this listing, nor do we vouch for the value of the goods or services presented here... As with all contacts and financial dealings in cyberspace, we encourage you to use caution and wisdom in your dealings with strangers.
Political Statements: Any and all personal political opinions expressed in the public listing sections (including, but not restricted to, personals, events, groups, shops, Wren's Nest, etc.) are solely those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinion of The Witches' Voice, Inc. TWV is a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization.
State/Country flags created by 3dflags.com and are used with permission
Web Site Content (including: text - graphics - html - look & feel)
Copyright 1997-2016 The Witches' Voice Inc. All rights reserved
Note: Authors & Artists retain the copyright for their work(s) on this website.
Unauthorized reproduction without prior permission is a violation of copyright laws.
Website structure, evolution and php coding by Fritz Jung on a Macintosh G5.
Any and all personal political opinions expressed in the public listing sections (including, but not restricted to, personals, events, groups, shops, Wrenâ€™s Nest, etc.) are solely those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinion of The Witchesâ€™ Voice, Inc. TWV is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization.
Sponsorship: Visit the Witches' Voice Sponsor Page for info on how you
can help support this Community Resource. Donations ARE Tax Deductible.
The Witches' Voice carries a 501(c)(3) certificate and a Federal Tax ID.
Mail Us: The Witches' Voice Inc., P.O. Box 341018, Tampa, Florida 33694-1018 U.S.A.