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Poetic Musings of Michael Hislop


Why do the elephants dance
Carefree and Wild
Under the wide expanses
Endless miles
And countless stars

Why do the elephants dance
Trumpeting their Praise
Swaying in the rain
Amen, The Creator

Why do the elephants dance
Wearing long years
Counting the seasons
Knowing the forests and the plains
Growing memories

Why do the elephants dance
Playing in delight
Having a bath
Water sprays streaming
Having fun

Why do the elephants dance
Trunks reaching
Trumpeting sounds
Booming echoes
Natures Song

Why do the elephants dance
Flapping ears, grazing trees
Imperious, statuesque Imperial
Goring tusks
A wriggling baby

Why do the elephants dance
Alive and Grateful
Bonding for Life
Loving and Mourning too
Appreciating the Essentials

Why do the Elephants dance
Well you see
They were Made to
And would you forbid
The Elephants to Dance



I awaken...raw
Scattering shells
Disturbing pasts
Ash clouds sparking
His Spirit still hovers above

Fledging wings I spread
Man torso aches
Under lion's head
Talons flex as I call out
In echoes, I roar

Inside flames fire
Constrained, I strain
Heat, Hot
Light, Bright
Dying my garments golden
And carving my mouth
A blazing fountain

Youth becomes Me
Signs of heritage
Cultures surround
Priests and Priestesses attend
The Dead teaching Me

Outside nestled around
Fragments of History
The inexorable passage of Man
Intent on nothing
Producing studied ignorance
Fortresses, Temples, Schools
In succession...Here then Gone

Sounds swarm too
Overwhelming Me
Pain and Death define a Human
Cries and screams
Lies and claims
Signposts of civility
Behold the Brotherhood of Man

All this I saw
All this I learnt
All of it, I felt
Consuming it, My Nourishment
I, society's child
The essence of You
Becoming Me

So I bide
Knowing the day will come
To end forever this charade
To gift the flaming fires
New Life through Rebirth

Writer and Executive Editor of Kavya Kishor Born in India, and widely travelled throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, Michael is now based in Newcastle, Australia. He is well-versed in Our World's societies and cultures, and their beautiful diversity. He has an abiding love for Humanity and Our History and traditions and stories. University educated too, he holds Degrees in Politics, International Relations, and African Decolonization, as well as holding a Doctor of Law.

Currently 45 years of age, Michael devotes his time to his love of writing, literature, plays, science, and poetry. His current writing interests include: Humanity and History, Humanism and Sovereignty, Metaphysics and The Soul, Religion and Divinity Consciousness and Reality, plus many others...He is also the founder of 'The MetaPhysical School' and is the Author of their Manifesto - "We Are The MetaPhysicals.'

You can read and learn more about this fascinating poet on his Website: MICHAEL HISLOP Writer and Poet

Poetic Musings of Michael Hislop
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