PAWS // Performing Animal Welfare Society 
November 1, 1982 to January 11, 2012
Giant Footsteps
by Brian Busta*


dark grey, towering tall.
a mountain walks, on a mountain
steady of pace,

persistent in your course.


every move determined,

every touch without recrimination.


from a life of anonymity,

to a life respected, admired.


with bamboo and trees to munch,

water to splash or float in.


turkeys to chase,

deer to face off to,

and boys to rumble with.


never having known your wild home,

i hope life on the mountain,

lived up to the dream.


silver on white on grey

a presence seen, felt,

and forever remembered.


giant footsteps left in the sand

and in my heart.





To view our video tribute to Sabu, click the video arrow below.  

Sabu: In Memoriam
Sabu: In Memoriam



 To donate to PAWS in Sabu's memory, click here.



*Brian Busta is PAWS' elephant supervisor.