Ever to Forget the Elephant – Olivia Whyte

By July 23, 2012 2012 runner up

Ever to Forget the Elephant
You must never lose sight of what is important
revenge can be sought
love lost.
A thud of large, grey footsteps
A huff of dry earth
His shadow casts a warm darkness
His memory is the world’s tallest library
Around him
the trees sway in unison
branches hold the future
His ears are sweet butterflies in the wind
He sounds his constant trumpet
Sunshine rains down
Only to live
As the great Elephant

by Olivia Whyte
Yr 12, St Andrew’s College

One Comment

  • Donna Smith says:

    What a wonderful poem. I taught this lovely girl as a Year 8 student, so I am exceptionally proud to see her work here. Well done Olivia. Mrs Smith (8S 2008)

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