The Elephant Poem
The elephant walks with the world on his back
He is tired and weary and worn
He thinks of the things that he has tried to change
And everything that has gone wrong.
He remembers the seas and the land and the hope
Back at the beginning of time
The air and the sun and the first signs of life
And the loud arrival of man.
Now all he has is the weight of the world
And a heart that is full of regrets
And the knowledge that through to the end of time
The elephant never forgets.