A Little Baby Elephant

A little baby elephant lies asleep on the grass.
Hoping that his mother’s death is nothing but a farce.

Has no clue that she’s been killed just for game.
He surely knows that the killers and we look the same.

The little baby elephant lies dreaming of his mom.
He doesn’t know that when he wakes, she will long be gone.

The little baby elephant is waking from his sleep.
Mommy’s not there; baby will weep.

He’ll grow up someday to become a threatening beast.
An animal that could decimate, that is to say the least.

The little baby elephant has no one in the world.
He has no one to cuddle up, whenever he feels cold.

Varun Rajagopalan.

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