Ayo "The Baby Giraffe"
Ayo "The Baby Giraffe"4 mins 115 4 mins 115
In middle of the spring season in lush greenery, hopped and sprung a baby giraffe named Ayo with her mommy giraffe and daddy giraffe. Ayo the giraffe had recently made new friends Kumbayah the baby hippo girl and Bubba the baby zebra boy. Three young ones roamed and played in Savannah grasslands in watchful eye of their parents. One morning the three little ones went to drink water at a nearby river. While looking at her self reflection in water Ayo said to other two “Why do I have long neck, skinny legs and patches all over me?” “Why I look so different from you both?” and made a sad face in wonder. Kumbayah laughed while sitting in the river water and said “I wish I had a long neck and skinny legs like you and winked.” See Look at me. I look chubby, dark and I have neither patches nor stripes as you or Bubba.
Bubba rising his neck while questing the thirst said “Stripes!!” You want my black stripes in anger and added I am always confused whether I am white colored with black stripes or I am black coloured with white stripes. Moving right to left and vice versa. “Let's ask the question to Magoo the Scarface baboon who’s the eldest in our jungle” uttered Kumbayah in curious way. “Okay let's go” said the three year newbies and decided to go there. The three youngones headed in a small hill nearby were Magoo resided. Magoo the Scarface baboon was looking the clear bright sky on the small hill.
“Oh the elder one. We pay you visit today.” said the three young ones in a happy tune. “What is it my dear ones?” “Why do you come to visit the old time?” uttered Magoo.
“We were wondering why we three don't look the same. Why are we in a different shape size, color and pattern” uttered ayo curiously.
“Huh! If you all be the same then what would be different about each of you and if you all be different then what would be same about you. Appreciate yourself as you are as you are made. That’s all is needed” said Magoo the scarface baboon then tilted his head looking down at the three young ones and murmured “Go home to your parents. It's going to rain soon.”
“Oh look at the scar on his face” said Bubba in whispering voice. “No doubt he's the brave one around here to survive that scar” said Kumbayah turning back while ayo stood there staring at Magoo still finding meaning in what Magoo answered. “Come ayo, let us go home” said Kumbaya and Bubba. Now I'm even more confused on why and what Magoo The scar face baboon said to them. The three young ones went back to their parents and said all that had happened. That night suddenly it rained and Bubba surprisingly whispered “Oh Magoo was right. It's raining.”
Next morning the three young ones meet as usual. Ayo said “guys so what did the parents said about yesterday's encounter with Magoo.” “My parents said it's just not the color and the size that matters. Zebras can kick very hard, hear and smell far away danger like lions and hyenas” said bubba. Nodding to that answer. Kumbayah said my parents said the same thing. Hippos can swim better and can hold their breath underwater too long also protect themselves from the predators by big tooth in my mouth. Agreeing with Bubba and Kumbayah. Ayo said even my parents said “giraffe can eat green leaves which are high above the trees with that long neck also run faster than cheetah with this skinny legs and protect themselves with the hard horns on my head. So, finally, I got the answer to my question why worry about not looking the same or looking different. just accept our body as it is as a gift from the mother nature and enjoy play while we are still young” giggles then playfully the three little ones ran chasing each other in the wild large grassland of Savannah. Goodbye.