Wandering free, to the dangers encircling us,
Together happily playing and romping in the dark delicious mud.
No worries of fear for us elephant calves
Only frolics and fun.
From the depths of the jungle
Came the haunting low rustling of branches
Announcing the imminent approach of the blood-thirsty men,
Sneaking silently through the trees seeking their prize.
Racing to join our herd we stand fearful together
United in our dread and dismay
Hoping our silence will keep us safe.
Fearful for our lives.
Alas the stillness is broken,
The loud shot pierces the air.
Elephants fall like autumn leaves
Freedom is stolen and captivity begins.