Echo’s Echo


You commanded the silver screen
With your distinctive silhouette
Criss-crossed tusks
Elegant swaying gait

Your great gentleness
Touched my  heart
Formidable matriarch
From Amboseli

Kindness, wisdom and experience
Rolled up in the same flesh
Your undisputed valour
In keeping your family alive

Without a mother
They would be rudderless
And old age
Took its toll of you

Echo….Echo….
You reverberate
In people’s memories
Mingled with other elephant voices
 
By Stardust Raven