Dog Helps Elephant

Dog and Elephant at Country Nights

Dog Helps Elephant

Poor baby elephant
taken from mama;
gotta get away
from the circus drama.

Elephants need
a social surrounding,
not where crowds
are loudly resounding.

Baby is scared
to be away so long.
The circus crowd
is a great big throng.

So puppy comes ‘round.
He can find the way,
to get baby back
to baby’s herd far away.

They wander together,
over land and sea,
to get to the spot
where they’ll find mommy.

The trunk holds the tail,
which therefore can’t wag.
But the Doggie moves on.
Neither friend can lag.

They finally come upon,
a low rumbling sound.
It the herd’s way of talking,
so they can be found.

Then baby looks high.
And baby looks low
‘til finally mama’s face
begins to glow.

They are reunited,
thanks to canine friend,
who stays with the herd
for days on end.


This was posted for  for:

Short Story Slam Week 6-Children’s Literature

You were supposed to write a story or poem based on the picture above.

Even though you aren’t supposed to write these if you are a serious writer or poet, I really have fun writing these. They are totally stress free and fun.

The coolest thing about this poem is that I got to write and post an Animal Rights poem, my first one.  Yay!!!

About zongrik

For those of you who do not know the handle "zongrik," that would be Bat-Ami Gordin. Most people call me "Tammy." Bat-Ami means "daughter of my nation" in Hebrew. It's a heavy name to carry around. I answer to either name. I also answer to "mama." Some Basic Things about me: Animal lover, mom, poet/writer, dramatic soprano, photographer, teacher/tutor, CERT/Technician and, oh yeah, aerospace engineer. I consider myself "The Astro-Poet." To learn more about the origins of the word "zongrik" see whats-a-zongrik?

Posted on July 20, 2011, in Animal, Dogs, elephant,, Poetry and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 30 Comments.

  1. Very sweet, very sad…

    • Yes, it’s sad that baby elephants are taken away from their mamas just so people can enjoy and laugh at them at the circus. Thanks for reading. Thanks for your comment. And thanks for taking awareness for the elephants’ plight.

  2. I thought your write was very sweet and kid friendly.

    I would have to respectively disagree about serious writers not writing for children. Children are a smart bunch and won’t be fooled. It isn’t easy to let go of the adult in us and think as and for a child. : )

    • For me it isn’t easy letting go of the child side and writing the adult side. So after all the writing classes, and English classes, and film and art, and acting and and and…of getting yelled at for being silly and whatever…’s hard to be the real me, i guess.

  3. Love it! The little dog from the picture looks like my little Nanners! I wish little Nanners could go and take all the elephants from the circus to their mommies:(

  4. That’s such a sweet poem. You’ve really tapped into the emotions of the elephants. I can see this as a young children’s book.

  5. This speaks so wonderfully to the way animals are kind and wonderful…a beautiful example to humans.

    ☮ ♥ Siggi in Downeast Maine

  6. Very nice poetry Zongrik 🙂
    Though begins with the sad elephant’s plight
    All ends well and ends right
    Thanks to puppy playing the beacon light.

    Enjoyed reading a beautiful story depicted wonderfully!

    • In reality, the baby elephant would never get back to his mother. But this was supposed to be a children’s poem, so you can’t get children all depressed. Things have to end happy.

  7. My goodness!! This is awesome, sweet and cool!!

    Liked the way, you created the story based on picture!

    with warm regards
    Another Author

  8. creative, brilliant, and beautiful.
    love it.


  9. This is such a sweet and charming story

  10. Wonderful! Bouncy and cute. Great story on the prompt!

  11. A wonderful poem with so much love

  12. A very good childern’s story

  13. alejandra Gentil

    A beautiful and charming story!

  14. A fun story. If the writer doesn’t have fun writing the story or poem the reader will feel the lost joy. Have fun, especially if it’s stress free.

  15. My dear friend, children are creative angels. If we let the child in us stay with us for life, we stay creative for life! I love your poems when you rhyme them, it’s my favourite style and seeing someone reach the edge of perfection fills me with joy. I look forward to working closely with you in future dear Bet-Ami… Good work!

  16. Love this poem so sweet and sad at the same time

  17. Sweet little story in your poem, I loved it! Thanks for sharing, Terri

  18. This is a beautiful kids story

  19. Very cool write, the story had that tinge of sadness mixed with happiness.

  20. Nice write–reminded me of Dumbo and The Incredible Journey. 🙂

  21. Very sweet! You touch the full gamut of emotions in this one 🙂

  22. i find this very sweet. It reminds me of a gental giant story in a way, but i must say that it would be a wonderful childes story.

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