Below is the poem entitled The Singing Wine-O Bird which was written by poet
Ellison. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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I looked out my window and what did I see?
A pretty little bird smiling back at me
I said, “Hello little friend, how are you?”
“Not bad,” he said, “but I've got the flu!”
Told him I've got this great remedy
Although it might make some birds unsteady
It should get rid of those nasty old sniffles
Here's all you do, it's easy, piffle-piffle
Sing that old favourite, “My Darling Clementine”
Then dunk your head in a vat of red wine
When you come back up, all gasping and stuff
Check to make sure you stayed down long enough
Still got the sniffles? Well dive down again
Till the sniffles are gone and then, my friend
You'll need to lie down, don't try to fly
You'll run into things and get poked in the eye
After a good sleep, you'll be good as new
But you'll need red wine whatever you do
I'm afraid you'll be known as the “Wine-O Bird!”
With the prettiest voice the world's ever heard!
© Jack Ellison 2013