Dr John Celes

(14-2-1957 / Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India)

A Mother Giraffe’s Baby-Kiss!


This is your mother’s kiss, my child!
Don’t you worry: things will be fine;
Just eat and sleep and play awhile.

You’ve had your birth on lovely earth;
You’ll take your time to grow up tall;
Soon you’ll become a long-necked beast!

Wait till your legs get strength to stand;
Wait till your bones can make you walk;
Wait till your mouth reaches tree-leaves!

And when you’re tall as your mother,
And children look at you in awe,
You will feel truly, very great!

This is your mother’s kiss of love;
This is your mother’s kiss of pride;
For when you match her neck and stride,
You must bend low too, from above!
Copyright by Dr John Celes 22-9-2005

Submitted: Thursday, September 22, 2005

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  • Raul Castelan (6/23/2007 8:42:00 PM)

    Awe, I've never thought of a poem like this one either. Animals are similar to us in every way. GREAT JOB! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Jasbir Chatterjee (5/20/2007 9:55:00 AM)

    It's a good poem and I liked the last 2 lines the most.
    'For when you match her neck and stride,
    You must bend low too, from above! ' (Report) Reply

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