Treasure Island

Tom Higgins

(Egremont)

The Elephant In The Room


The ministers are meeting to discuss affairs of state,
And seated round the table they will all agree.
On how to wield the power to influence the fate
Of many millions, the likes of you and me.

And standing in the shadows at the far end of the room
The elephant stays un-noticed by them all.
It has always been present as it waits in the gloom
For the day they will invite it to the ball.

It grows bigger day by day as it waits there all alone
Just for once to hear it mentioned by its name.
It’s as if they are all too frightened to enter into the zone,
And the world over it seems to be the same.

Everywhere the ministers are meeting to discuss
The things they need to do to maintain their power.
Whilst hidden in the shadows and coming into must,
The elephants are getting more restless by the hour.

The elephants names are “Poverty, ” “Hunger ”, and “War”
World politics will keep ignoring them no doubt,
Until they bring on “Armageddon” to even up the score
Then perhaps they’ll give the pachyderms a shout.

Submitted: Thursday, January 09, 2014
Edited: Friday, January 10, 2014

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

What do you think this poem is about?



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?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Tom Higgins 09/01/2014

Comments about this poem (The Elephant In The Room by Tom Higgins )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

Poem of the Day

poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

When the hours of Day are numbered,
And the voices of the Night
Wake the better soul, that slumbered,
To a holy, calm delight;

Ere the evening lamps are lighted,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

 

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. A Woman's Last Word, Robert Browning
  4. Footsteps of Angels, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  7. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  8. Farewell, Anne Brontë
  9. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  10. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]