APW Group Poem
Completed 20 August 2001
Thank You Readers!
Thickset pure beast
of truncated lineage from long lost lives of circus dumbos.
New Brunswick, nj USA - Sun Feb 25 21:14:20 2001
Loud thunder came walking by, for he was heavy
Toronto, Canada - Sun Mar 4 11:09:31 2001
enough to breathe new breath into the silent throats. He fills
Frederick, MD USA - Mon Mar 5 07:48:38 2001
the happy hearts. He thrills with his imitation rage
USA - Wed Mar 7 04:36:09 2001
run from its inexplicable intricacy.
Harpers Ferry, WV USA - Fri Mar 16 21:29:35 2001
He surveys his territory:
New delhi, India - Mon Mar 19 08:32:47 2001
ivory dreams filled with drunken rage
USA - Fri Mar 23 09:44:58 2001
and stampedes through the jungle fighting against our will.
Mex. - Fri Mar 23 18:43:35 2001
He feels that at last his time has come,
New Delhi, India - Fri Apr 13 19:22:14 2001
the silence has become perfection.
Kelso, WA USA - Mon Apr 16 19:50:31 2001
He stands alone in the dusk, surveying his kingdom
St. Paul, MN USA - Wed Apr 18 12:04:11 2001
where the lion avoids this placid king
portsmouth, hants U.K. - Thu Apr 19 04:27:24 2001
and his dreams sleep standing up
Dallas, TX USA - Sun May 6 16:37:34 2001
with pachyderm thoughts of little depth.
gold coast, qld australia - Mon May 7 05:11:29 2001
He draws with his lungs an almighty breath
essex, north uk - Mon May 7 05:50:00 2001
reading the ground with his trunk
Port Edwards, WI USA - Tue May 8 13:27:17 2001
while his heart reads memories of the past.
chicago, il USA - Tue May 15 14:50:14 2001
Dust-crusted hide, gnarled as would-be boots
Mark W. Ballard
USA - Sun May 20 00:06:04 2001
guard the majestic beast through the ages,
Wappingers Falls , N.Y. USA - Fri May 25 14:19:19 2001
while his own bone and blood is his greatest enemy.
USA - Wed May 30 11:51:11 2001
Distanced by lazily flapping ears and indifferent, vacant eyes
Hsinchu, Taiwan - Fri Jun 29 07:42:18 2001
his life's journey is encrusted between the folds of his neck, a gray brown soul
Brooklyn, NY USA - Sat Jul 7 11:47:51 2001
like a great grey cumulus cloud, the sahara is the sky.
BROOKLYN, NY USA - Sat Jul 7 12:42:01 2001
Pale faced children, once skipping and dandy, stare up in awe, clenching their cotton candy.
memphis, tn USA - Mon Jul 9 19:42:17 2001
Daddy has come home!
USA - Wed Jul 11 07:40:55 2001
Their cotton candy drips unnoticed from their grey trunks
USA - Thu Jul 12 08:16:29 2001
while no-one realizes his heart desire: FREEDOM!!!
Pretoria, South Africa - Sat Jul 21 12:20:10 2001
Trunk swaying, he travels faster now,
punta gorda, fl USA - Sun Jul 22 12:57:26 2001
and in his mind's eye a picture of Elysium --
- Wed Jul 25 06:11:22 2001
Elysium -- his beloved who left him for another
USA - Thu Aug 2 11:23:33 2001
life amid roaring crowds of thunder.
chicago, IL USA - Wed Aug 8 19:06:37 2001
Remembering the rainy-green tropical hush,
Fremont , CA USA - Sat Aug 11 14:55:53 2001
he nods, he observes, he never forgets.
Manchester, England - Thu Aug 16 14:24:47 2001