A poem commemorating the loss of Humpty the Hippo ❤
A few days ago I found out about the sad news of a beautiful creature who sadly died. In care of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, a wonderful charity that rescues and raises orphaned elephants and other animals in Africa before returning them to a free and natural life in the wild, a beautiful baby hippo called ‘Humpty’ captured everyone’s hearts. Humpty was rescued after being found alone stuck in a drying mud pool. Alone and without her mother she would have died had it not been for the wonderful people at the Trust who rescued her and then tried to raise her. It was the first baby hippo they had every tried to raise and she was doing very well until she became suddenly ill and died shortly after. As a deep animal lover I was touched by Humpty’s rescue and have felt so saddened by her sudden death. She did, however, have several beautiful months of happiness which she wouldn’t have without being rescued.
Humpty’s death, like the death of so many of our beloved creatures and loved ones can be very hard to cope with, but we must focus on the happy times and the love we have for them. I’ve written a poem which I hope many may relate to. It was my poem for Humpty, but it’s also what I felt when a close individual died.
Goodbye Dear Soul
A beautiful soul, now have passed,
You left this world, all too fast.
A void now where you did depart,
An empty space in my heart.
Your time was not meant so soon,
If only you, I could cocoon.
Protect and save from life askew,
Now empty space, I have in lieu.
Your stay was not meant to be, Tether to world, now set free.
Your beauty, light, will shine always,
Love in heart, a burning blaze.
Remember you for evermore,
Your soul now free, at peace to soar.
To read more about what happened please click here. This is a video commemorating beautiful Humpty:
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A short but dark poem inspired by the daily prompt.
I had a bit of a bad day yesterday (depressive thoughts and feelings) and turned to writing as an outlet. The result is this dark poem. The good news is that it lifted my mood to post this, as if the writing of my dark thoughts leave me when I write. I hope it is well received despite the darkness of it.
How Many Times?
How many times did I, let you inside?
Spent life afraid, wanting to hide.
Why did I let you, say those things to me?
Blinded by love, expecting you to see.
How could you take, control of my life?
Forgot who I was, more than just a wife.
Why didn’t I see, that I could simply leave?
Made me think no-one, would want to ever grieve.
How many times did I, let you get inside?
Too late to count now, I’ve already died.
Poem inspired by the daily prompt word Total (as in ‘total number of times…’)
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A quick word of warning for all who are new to following me. Although I do have a happy demeanor, I also write a lot of darker poetry. It’s a good outlet for my mind and thoughts as I’ve suffered through some tough times. This is one of those darker poems.
The Real You
The truth of your heart was plain to see,
To all outside but never to me.
I was blinded by your words, your trust,
Never believing they’d turn to rust.
I consumed the lies every time you said,
Things would change, stop the dread.
My head would scream, my heart deny,
Believe the secret, tears I’d cry.
Let myself ignore what’s true,
The love I wished came not from you.
Deaf to all who tried to show,
What truth was real, what I should know.
Now too late no time to mend,
But got their wish, for this to end.
Only regret I have in my soul, You ended it, my life you stole.