Bill Simmons

Yokomo Bird - Poem by Bill Simmons

Far across the waters
Is an island within the seas
That few have ever been to
Only those who have believe

The forest of this tiny isle
Are the greenest of emerald green
The only home of the yokomo
The only bird that lives in it's trees

The thing about the yokomo
It is a bird that has learned to love
From the first day it falls in love
It will never love enough

They will stay at each others side
And defend with their lives
But the saddest song one will ever hear
Is the song when one it has died

The other will begin to sing
For abandoned is love in it's life
And it can be heard from far out to sea
By ships that pass through the night

Sailors have heard their song from the sea
And thought mermaids of the deep
How could they know it be one small bird
In sadness it sings, it weeps

They will sing their song til their last breath of life
Then lay quiet as the other too dies
Not the songs of mermaids from the deep
But the lost will of a small birds life.

copyright 2005 Bill Simmons

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 18, 2005

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