Hide and seek, but why mum ?

Ruby the rhino, had given birth to a strong son, whom she named nohorn, as time passed nohorn was growing up to be a little nosy rhino. His mum, ruby always would talk about how curious her son was to the other animals, at their daily meet at the waterhole. One day as they where approaching the waterhole, nohorn was looking far ahead into the green land, and asked his mother

mum why are u always hiding me away from my friends?

ruby : oh son its a game called hide and seek, when ever i tell you to hide you must, and then I’ll seek you out.

nohorn : seek ? what is that mum

ruby : nohorn, to seek is when i will count the black stripes on the a zebra, and then come find you, but you must always be still and silent so that i cant find you, so that you will win that game.

nohorn: soo mum if you don’t find me then i win ?but mum what if you don’t ever find me ?

ruby : oh no no, nohorn that’s impossible, i shall always find you. but if you get lost just find Mrs Lowah the Queen lioness, and she will find me as quick as an eagle’s eye.

nohorn: but where will she be mmmmum ?

ruby : you will always find her close to the waterhole.

nohorn: okay mommumy

ruby: nohorn, don’t talk and eat at the same time.

nohorn; ohh mum mum stop scolding meeee.

so as the winter passed, spring sprung up with tall sunflowers amidst thick green grass that attracted all the  different animals, including a tall  funny looking animal, which had only two feet.

It was in the early in the morning when, ruby slowly work up nohorn, and told him to be silent so that he wont wake up the wise owl, who was above them in a tall tree. Ruby told nohorn, “come son lets play hide and seek”  excited to play the game, the little rhino went on to hide between the tall green grass, as his mother pretended to look for a zebra.

while nohorn was inside the tall grass  he heard a loud noise that sounded like a jumping elephant, that scared him and made him cry out for his mum. He walked out of the green grass trembling, calling “moom mum, mummmy where are you”, and then he saw the some of the tall two feet animals. Nohorn was getting scared and sad, he wanted his mummy so he was going to ask the tall two feet  one’s , if they had seen his mum, but as he walked closer and closer, he saw his mum sleeping on the sand, and one of the 2-feet animal was pulling his mum’s white crown. confused nohorn, was getting very scared so he slowed down, as he saw the two feet animals where going away and as soon as they were gone he ran towards his mother.

The horror in his little eye’s was too much for him to understand, he tugged and called his mum, running around her in circles pushing his head on her still body. Poor nohorn, started to tell his mum “mum im here wake up, stop seeking mooom moummm”, pushing her again, with his face saying “please wake up mummy”

Nohorn got tired, and went close to his mum, pushing him self as close to her as possible, slowly falling of to sleep close to his mum.

One of the saddest acts on earth is forceful separation of mother and child, however only when man(2-feet animal) feels this pain he causes on other forms of life will he think beyond money. Daily there are poor baby rhinos orphaned by pouches, whom murder the adult rhinoceroses for their horns.

The world is a joyful place, if you chose to close your eyes.

Peace is always the option.

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2 thoughts on “Hide and seek, but why mum ?

  1. Teju says:

    Beautifully rendered and immensely touching! This story broke my heart, but the strong message in it was powerfully delivered! Splendid piece of work, Prega, keep them coming, you’re truly gifted, my friend! 🙂

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