Random Elef-Act of Kind-Mouse

Dear Diana has a monthly prompt going on, using a picture. It is a speculative fiction prompt, so we can write whatever we want, and this photo has been popping up into my reader on such a regular basis… things started to form in my mind…

The stormy winds did blow
The house it teetered so
The mice called for help from friend or foe
Their voices carried, but where did they go?

The snowflakes made a different sound
The elephant felt it in the ground
She followed over hill and mound
And this was what old Ellie found

A family made of her biggest fear
As she approached they raised a cheer
Even the littlest appeared to peer
And Mummy Mouse, she wiped a tear

"Oh Elephant, so big and strong,
We've been stranded for so long.
To leave us now would be so wrong.
Restore us please, to where we belong."

Ellie's fears took second place
She hid them behind a smiling face
And with surprising elephantine grace
She set the home in it's rightful place
ย 
The mousey family were delighted
Their huge misfortunes had been righted
Into their lives, Ellie was invited
And a lifelong friendship, that night, ingnited

A random act of kindness, see
Can change the lives of you and me
Ellie and Mother Mouse in a tree
Share a lesson in humanity

Ritu 2019

49 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. mylilplace
    Feb 26, 2019 @ 15:28:39

    So delightful! Love the message too! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Bette A. Stevens
    Feb 24, 2019 @ 20:10:26

    Love it!

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  4. niasunset
    Feb 24, 2019 @ 14:03:17

    I love too dear Ritu, you are so nice, Thank you, Love, nia

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  5. dearanonymousfriend
    Feb 23, 2019 @ 22:14:30

    Oh, I absolutely love this! This should be in a book that is read nightly to children as they go to sleep. Need to share this with my niece who has had a lifelong love of elephants. I have one of her posts on my blog page today. Thanks for sharing this, really Ritu, this is awesome!

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  6. Erika Kind
    Feb 23, 2019 @ 21:26:23

    Very lovely, sis!

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  7. Jill Weatherholt
    Feb 23, 2019 @ 16:55:00

    I loved this one, Ritu!

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  8. OIKOSโ„ข-Publishing
    Feb 23, 2019 @ 15:55:06

    A tale with rhyme(s). Great, Sis! Love it! Michael

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  9. willowdot21
    Feb 23, 2019 @ 15:25:51

    Beautiful Ritu ๐Ÿ’œ

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  10. House of Heart
    Feb 23, 2019 @ 15:20:05

    A truly delightful tale and moral. ๐Ÿ’ž

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  11. D. Wallace Peach
    Feb 23, 2019 @ 13:48:39

    Reblogged this on Myths of the Mirror and commented:

    Sliding one more prompt-response in – a delightful rhyme from Ritu. There’s nothing quite like “elephantine grace.” Enjoy. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  12. balroop2013
    Feb 23, 2019 @ 05:27:32

    That was fun with so much rhyming!

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  13. syl65
    Feb 23, 2019 @ 04:57:58

    This is wonderful Sister โค

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  14. 3rdofthe3rd
    Feb 23, 2019 @ 01:35:24

    You are so amazing. This is such a beautiful piece of writing.

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  15. Dorinda Duclos
    Feb 23, 2019 @ 00:34:27

    Outstanding!!!! โค โค โค

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  16. Kelsey @ There's Something About KM
    Feb 23, 2019 @ 00:22:42

    This is GORGEOUS, Ritu!

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  17. macalder02
    Feb 23, 2019 @ 00:21:32

    Received the message A very fun and well-crafted style. I loved it.

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  18. Lance Greenfield
    Feb 22, 2019 @ 23:47:04

    Reblogged this on Write to Inspire.

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  19. D. Wallace Peach
    Feb 22, 2019 @ 23:21:06

    Awww. I’m so glad you took up the prompt, Ritu. And well done getting all those rhymes in. “Elephantine grace.” Ha ha. Perfect. And a lovely moral too. I’ll reblog tomorrow as today is just about done. ๐Ÿ™‚

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