An elephant has a very long nose
That’s sometimes used like a powerful hose
And once that trunk has been exerted,
Anyone close may well be squirted.
Note this elementary fact:
Eggshells won’t remain intact
If an elephant’s massive legs
Place his feet on a poor bird’s eggs.
It’s OK if you feel hesitant
Every time you’re near an elephant.
Watch that trunk – you could be washed!
Mind those feet – you may be squashed!
Submitted in response to Poetry Prompt #26
Monty says: “I didn’t get far with rhymes for the key words, but eventually was able to compose a couple of verses which included all the words and then added a final verse to tie it all together.”