Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Horton the Elephant

As I sit on my bed and read to my parts,
Little and big, with all kinds of hearts,
I see a lesson we should all be hearing,
About how to care in a way that is caring.

In Whoville the Whos are so small and so tiny,
They're asking for help in a way that's not whiny.
Only Horton can hear them, he doesn't give in,
Though other animals find that their patience is thin.

Horton keeps at it, with this little saying,
The animals listen, their minds end up swaying,
"I'll just have to save him. Because, after all,
A person's a person, no matter how small."

Abuse can happen in any kind of place,
It doesn't discriminate based on religion or race.
Do we listen to the children, no matter how small?
Are we like Horton? Do we give it our all?

The children are crying, through voice and behavior,
Looking for a Horton to come be their savior.
Do we say "he is lying! He's just a big bum!"
"She's looking to place blame on someone!"

Or are we like Horton, who hears the little Who?
Do we say "I'm so sorry this happened to you!"
Do we find some way, however big or little,
Or do we blame them, for blowing the whistle?


  1. Wow, that is a beautiful poem.

    That's a great lesson you took from this simple child's book...and I love the way you expressed it.

    1. Hey...I know I wrote this ages ago, and you probably forgot all about reading it and commenting...but I think people need a boost in this area. Would you mind sharing? (Let me know if you see this...)

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