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The Singing Wine-O Bird

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The Singing Wine-O Bird



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

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  1. Date: 8/6/2013 10:55:00 PM
    Ha ha, lol, you have surprised me yet again with an outstanding and hilarious write my friend! I really enjoyed reading this incredible poem with awesome humor spaced all throughout this enlightening piece! What a lovely poem here Jack, Great Work!! Keep up with these funny works of yours!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/7/2013 6:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hope your family problems are being resolved my friend! Thanks for your kind words about my absurd bird! LOL
  1. Date: 8/6/2013 9:14:00 PM
    Great one! I have written a poem recently about a bird! Though she was a bit naughtier than this sweet one here. This is seriously funny! I love your humor and wit. Always, Laura

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/6/2013 9:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    A great big huge thank you, Laura, my sweet! Just read yours... two birds of a feather eh! LOL Love and big hugs, Jack xoxox
  1. Date: 8/6/2013 8:17:00 PM
    Good advice gave to the bird not to fly...It would surly get pulled over for drunk flying...Another hilarious gem Jack! - Tim

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/6/2013 8:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    "drunk flying" LOL Thanks a bunch Tim for dropping by!Cheers, Jack
  1. Date: 8/6/2013 6:31:00 PM
    I must say--very clever. Bird flu is a serious malady these days. Very, very clever. Wine does cure a host of ills.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/6/2013 6:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am overwhelmed by your review of many of my poems... very much appreciated my good friend! Cheers!
  1. Date: 8/6/2013 3:22:00 PM
    I'm sure it flew past its nest! Passaro molhado!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/6/2013 4:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for reading my silly poem! LOL Cheers!
  1. Date: 8/6/2013 2:59:00 PM
    hahaha, wino bird. that is so CUTE!!!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/6/2013 4:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for dropping by Andrea! Love and big hugs, Jack xoxox
  1. Date: 8/6/2013 12:53:00 PM
    OH Kenny! This one rocks! ;) GOOD ONE!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/6/2013 2:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    No... you rock Miss Orchid! Love ya a bunch! Muuuuuaaaa! That's a smackeroonie! xoxoxox
  1. Date: 8/6/2013 11:59:00 AM
    BRAVO! "Stories are Us' is looking for you today... Dragon wants to know what happens if he falls in... Jack will pull him out... Silly Dragon...Right Jack? ... LOL

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/6/2013 2:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Captain Jack is here to save the day!!! Tell Dragon to worry not! Hugs to you my dear Carol lady! xoxox
  1. Date: 8/6/2013 9:25:00 AM
    a fine dosage of terrific lines so perfectly written in a most amusing way... grreat job, jack; so creative!..:) huggs

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/6/2013 9:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Good morning Nette! Thanks for your very sweet comments... great big hugs, Jack xoxox
  1. Date: 8/6/2013 8:28:00 AM
    Can you write me a prescription as well Dr. Jack

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/6/2013 8:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    LLBO doesn't cover B.C. but I've used my influence and you'll soon be receiving your first dose!!!
  1. Date: 8/6/2013 7:39:00 AM
    I think Ill try this remedy..not sure about Clementine. lol. BG

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/6/2013 8:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Let me know how that works out... I'll understand if some of your words are are a little confusing! LOL Big hugs, Jack xoxox