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Apr 22, 2021 - 6:26:06 PM
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47 posts since 4/13/2021

I wrote this poem for my granddaughter when she was born. I turned it into a song that I've sung to her for several years now. I've yet to pick it out on my banjo ... someday I hope.

The elephant said to the turtle,
“There’s no need to hide from me.
I'm not about to hurt you,
for we're alike you see"

The turtle said to the elephant,
“How can that be true?
Maybe you need glasses,
I'm small compared to you"

The turtle went on saying,
"I've no trunk with which to smell,
big ears like yours to hear with,
and you don't have a shell"

The turtle finally asked him,
"You think that you're like me?
Explain to me dear elephant,
just what it is you see"

The elephant said to the turtle,
"It's not the outer parts.
The secret to our brotherhood ...
We both have gentle hearts"

Edited by - Carter Canyon on 04/25/2021 05:38:42

Apr 22, 2021 - 9:50:46 PM

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Apr 23, 2021 - 1:03:27 AM



2617 posts since 11/8/2010

Very nice, it reminds me of the childrens book "Something Else" by Kathryn Cave beautifully illustrated by Chris Riddell. That might be a book to read to your granddaughter, my children love it.

Apr 23, 2021 - 5:06:22 AM
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Apr 23, 2021 - 5:09:19 AM

57150 posts since 12/14/2005

Might we have an MP3 of the TUNE?

if possible, a duet with you and the grandbaby together?

This joy should be shared.

Apr 23, 2021 - 5:23:08 AM
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13941 posts since 8/30/2006

That's why I do handmade music.

Apr 23, 2021 - 5:48:16 AM



33146 posts since 3/5/2008

Good Grampa....

Dang ...GOOD GRAMPA....! :0)

Apr 23, 2021 - 5:52:43 AM



33146 posts since 3/5/2008


They both had differ thought processes...

N I thought...that was a ...
Human trait....

Seems to me they were both right......
One by sight... n one by ...Heart... ;0)

Apr 23, 2021 - 7:46:34 AM



5484 posts since 3/3/2005

Tom Waits.... " Fish and Bird" kinda comes to mind

Apr 23, 2021 - 5:07:31 PM
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47 posts since 4/13/2021

How could I 'not' write a song for her ...

Apr 23, 2021 - 6:45:10 PM
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57150 posts since 12/14/2005

Indeed, how could you not??
Such a darling.

And which of her fingers has she wrapped you around?

Does she need a one-stringed starter banjo?
I'll mail you one, if you PM me your address.

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