A youth sat by a jungle trail bored and needing relief.
Then he heard an astounding sound. What appeared defied belief.
A man with a great elephant came crashing down the trail.
The man smiled and spoke to the youth. (thus, starts our modest tale…)
The youth said, “What a wondrous beast so large and of such height,
it must be very rare indeed an elephant all white.”
The man said, “Yes, it’s very rare a pleasure to behold.
But alas, I must travel far my treasure must be sold.”
The youth said, “If I had the funds I’d buy it for my own”.
The man said, “If you’ll care for it we could work out a loan”.
Shaking hands the man danced away. The youth smiled at his prize,
then strode it to his village home where all stared at its size.
Everyone came from leagues around to view the mighty beast.
The youth achieved his instant fame but his pleasure slowly ceased.
Elephant care is arduous, with grooming land and hay.
Excitement waned our youth wore out the elephant couldn’t stay.
Our youth now grown, his beast in tow, trod down the jungle trail.
Beyond a bend sat a callow youth. (thus, starts our modest tale…)