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A Poem for Baby Rhino Kabelo

November 23, 2015

Our current volunteer, Monique from The Netherlands, wrote this poem inspired on Kabelo, our youngest baby orphan at the moment.


Baby Rhino
Three months old we first met
Your mom lost her unfair fight
In loving hands now
Caring day and night
Earning your trust

Baby Rhino, I have hope for you
Your witty runs through the bush
Galloping as fast as you can
Leaving us out of breath
Cooling off after in a perfect wallow
Makes us touch, your cute muddy bum

Baby Rhino
Full of naughtiness
Eating sand, chasing wildebeest
Oh my god, leave that wheelbarrow alone
We need to stand our firm ground

Baby Rhino
Hmm scratching that´s all so fine
Trees beware
He´s not done yet after number nine
Leaves us with patience
And talks from the grapevine

Baby Rhino
Your wide soft lips
Nibbling on grass
Sucking on teats
That enjoyable smacking sound
Makes us smile even more

Baby Rhino
Alone at full moon night
Hush don´t cry no more
We´ve got milk and time for you
Come and lay
Your weary head near mine
Relax, all is now fine

Baby Rhino, I have hope for you

Your name in Tswana means ´gift´
A gift to love and set free
One day you´ll roam the African fields
Wild and in peace
Leaving us proud

Baby Rhino
I pray for you