Followed Me Home
A poor kid just can't get an elephant to stop following them home!
‘It’s not my fault,” I tried to say,
“I told her she should go away.”
That’s what I said that fateful day
When an elephant followed me home.
My mom was really, really mad
And, of course, so was my dad.
They both said it was really bad
That an elephant followed me home.
But I was not to blame—no, no!
I swear I told her she should go.
I was quite clear. But, even so,
An elephant followed me home.
I wonder if you people know
What it would take to make her go?
If you do, please tell me so,
Cuz that elephant who followed me home?
She’s still here.
© Templeton Moss 2020
Illustrations by Pixabay, with thanks.
1. What do you think would be the best way to ask an elephant not to follow you home?