Thursday, April 15, 2010

Who sings better than the Robin?

...Omonoba...
Anyone who urinates in a stream should be warned because any of his relatives may drink from the water.-Nigerian proverb.
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Pure grape juice
will always be rich purple;
will always be rich purple-red
and never without the slight lime-like tang!

So when I met that one callous, foolish man
the way he sang was quite familiar
as distorted cymbals in rumpus
he befouled music

Okay, in fairness
He did have a bit of  rhyme
And of course, he struck a C once
But then he said his song was better than the birds'

Oh that accident. That profane desecration of music
I laughed, then I pondered for about two
Which, the nightingale or the Robin?
Thrush or Canary?

Since when has
the clay taught the potter
or has cider become close to wine?
Learn from me. I learned to sing from the birds.

Pure grape juice will always be rich purple
And pure grape wine; always red
don't ask where the tang's from
Sip, relax and learn.





7 comments:

  1. So i never asked, do u sing, as in publicly??

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  2. Nicely said....and i love the proverb...

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  3. True talk all round o... I love that proverb... The poem was really cool as well... People feeling like they are more than they are... ***hiss*** Learn from the best! ;)

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