Poem by Mark Massey
If I were an elephant I’d fly a kite.
I’d send it up high to capture the light
and hang in the air, oh what a sight…
but everyone knows they can’t fly a kite.
If I were an elephant I’d drive a car.
I’d fill it with gas and drive it afar.
People may say, “that’s very bizarre”,
‘cause everyone knows they can’t drive a car.
If I were an elephant I’d fly a plane...
the fun I would have I could never explain.
People may say, “that’s really insane”,
‘cause everyone knows they can’t fly a plane.
If I were an elephant I’d go into space...
oh, just imagine that wonderful place.
Imagine the smile it would put on my face...
everyone knows they can’t go into space.
So I'll go through life doing elephant good,
expressing my girth as all elephants should
and I'll live my life as an elephant would
but... I’d do all those things if an elephant could.
The "Blog" section of this site is mostly thoughts about books. A new Poetry Section of original poetry has just been added.
This poem and author were a surprise to find. The more you learn about Elephants the more you "feel" for their lives. "Gentle Giants" with feelings, families, and culture. The poem just jumped out at me asking to be posted.
I have another book overview I am working on and will post this week. The "What Matters" sections is another area of this blog and it needs updating. You don't really update "Core Values" but you find new ways to express or add to them.
I may redo the book section soon. If I do I will add a "complete" list of books read in the last 15 years rather than this shortened list now posted in the "Book Section".
Some folks come to this Blog from daily posts inviting on Twitter & Pinterest. (Thanks for coming) The Twitter account focuses on literature, writing and "things that matter". The Pinterest site is large and covers a lot of subjects of some interest.
I hear a lot "that blogs are not as popular now" and then everyone who tells me that gives me two or three blog addresses that they go to often.
I hope I can keep improving this one and make some more of those lists.
Thanks for reading.