The Elephant House

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There’s an elephant living in our house

That nobody wants to face.

He’s takin’ up too much room

and he’s stinkin’ up the place.

But let’s ignore the obvious.

Let’s pretend we’re unaware.

As long as we don’t think about it

The elephant isn’t there.


This little elephant living in our house

Gets bigger every year.

But nobody has to cook

Cuz the elephant feeds on fear.

But let’s ignore the obvious,

Let’s pretend we’re all alone.

As long as we don’t talk about it

The elephant isn’t home.


Don’t blame the elephant living in your house

When everything blows apart.

Why make such a fuss

When the elephant is only us?

But let’s ignore the obvious,

Let’s be quiet as a mouse.

As long as we are in denial

We live in the elephant house.


© copyright 2011 by Susan M. Berg

Susan is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, the professional stage actors’ union. She can be reached at susanmarieberg@aol.com

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