Treasure Island

Denis Martindale


Big Daddy!


The elephant stood mighty tall,
He really made me stare!
Against that giant, I'd feel small,
Believe me, I'd take care!
I'm not the sort to take a chance
Or follow some new whim
And so, when he chose to advance,
I didn't run to him!

In fact, I turned, then ran off fast,
Then ran on faster still,
I didn't know how long I'd last,
I ran till I felt ill...
Then I looked back and there he was,
A few yards off, no more!
'Big Daddy' didn't look that cross,
No way could I be sure...

And so I prayed, just like a child,
Please God, I'm not that brave,
That elephant seems mighty wild,
Please God, just keep me safe!
The elephant then turned around
And gently walked away...
Though I was trembling on the ground,
That really made my day!


Denis Martindale, copyright, March 2014.


The poem is based on the magnificent painting by
Stephen Gayford, nb Google search gayfordgallery.

Find more wildlife poems using Google search
for the search phrase Stephen Gayford poetry.

Submitted: Friday, March 14, 2014
Edited: Thursday, March 20, 2014

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Topic(s): animals

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Big Daddy! by Denis Martindale )

Enter the verification code :

  • V P Mahur (3/14/2014 3:46:00 PM)

    Dear sir,
    A true prayer can make us safe from our fears. Nicely Written.
    If you wish, you can read my poems and send your comments. (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Do Failure Analysis, Seema Chowdhury
  2. Why I Am Being Misunderstood?, Geetha Jayakumar
  3. Stand on the Deck of Life, Seema Chowdhury
  4. Immortality, Hardik Vaidya
  5. Juggling Act, Seema Chowdhury
  6. Garden of Love -Mother, Seema Chowdhury
  7. I May Be The Culprit?, Geetha Jayakumar
  8. Internal Inferno, Nalini Chaturvedi
  9. A Prayer to Start my Day, Seema Chowdhury
  10. We Need Your Miracle God, Seema Chowdhury

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Burns

When biting Boreas, fell and doure,
Sharp shivers thro' the leafless bow'r;
When Phoebus gies a short-liv'd glow'r,
Far south the lift,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Jessie Pope

 
[Hata Bildir]