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14 May 2000 Issue
Executioner Of Olde

by tapster@mindspring.com

Like executioner of olde

he leads the ragged, gentle giant

around and around and around

Medieval citizens echo hushed remarks

dead eyes roll in giant's head

elephant spirit crushed long ago

Birds chirp as waves slap nearby

giant calls to mother and mate

returns a sacred sound

Invisible call, invisible bond

never beaten with ankus

by Executioner of Olde

1999 By Diana Morton.

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