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A Mother's Love

The Tale of an Elephant

Creator: Diana Robinson

Copyright: © 2012 Diana Robinson

The day you were born, you shook the earth.  The moment, I saw you my eyes lit up with joy. I know from that moment, I'd do anything to keep you safe. 

I loved teaching you the ways of our kind. I loved watching you grow stronger, and become smarter each and every day. 

I built such a strong emotional connection to you. I couldn't wait to spend the rest of my life being your mother. 

I was so happy, to have you. You completed me. My little family was whole.

I loved watching you grow. Seeing how long your pearly white tusk had become.

I tried to shield you away from the dangers that we faced.  But you were too smart. You knew too much.  

I was bathing in the water when they came. I took my eyes off of you for one second.

I panicked as the poachers viciously and mercilessly slaughtered my child, for his tusks. They turned all that was left of my most prized possession, into piano keys. 

I will mourn for you the rest of my life. I just hope you knew how much a mother can love. 

The day you were born, You shook the earth.

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