Elephants are lovely guys,
They’re good and true and tell no lies.
They don’t take more than they can eat,
And always watch where they put their feet.
They don’t play with electric wires;
I never have heard of them starting fires.
They live healthily, they don’t smoke
An Elephant is a kindly bloke.
Elephants take care of their young,
And rarely speak with angry tongue.
When in school, they do not cheat,
They walk in lines which are quite neat.
They don’t beat up on smaller folks,
Don’t care if they’re the butt of jokes.
They don’t fret, what wear today,
Look simply splendid all in gray.
Super strong yet very nice,
They’re really not afraid of mice.
I’ve tried and tried but I just can’t
Find anything better than the Elephant.
by Wayne Hepburn
Wayne Ballard Hepburn was born in September 1937 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America. He became a graphic artist. In 1988, he and his wife Kathleen founded Mission Media, Incorporated. In 1996, he started Elephant Appreciation Day, observed on 22 September of each year. He owned an art and framing business called The Frame Shop in Sarasota, Florida. He is the author of “The Elephant Poem,” which he placed in the public domain on 11 September 1997. Wayne Ballard Hepburn passed on at about 76 years of age on 2 February 2013 in Boynton Beach, Florida, United States of America.
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