a winters tale


tHerE onCE wAS a QuiEt aRGenTiniAn

wIth FEathERS aLL fLUffY anD WhitE

AnD hE wAS onE oF thE BirDS,

whO In All Of His WordS SaiD


Get Out Of TOwn

Get ouT,  gEt oUT,  gEt oUt oF tOwn

JosẼ Go – wItH a QuACk aNd a wADDlE aNd thE saCK?

In A fLurrY oF eIderDOwn?

ThaT ‘pooR’ liTTle ugLy ducKling

wHo wEnt WanderIng fAr And NEar

But At eveRy plAce sOMe hAd saId tO hiS face

Now Get oUt, gEt ouT, gEt oUT oF herE

But NO he nEveR weNt wIth tHE saCk anD a WADDle And A qUaCK

anD a vERy unHappy TEaR 

aLL thRougH this wINteRtIme, He hiD hiMSElF aWay

In MilaN & In MadRiD he ListEned TO whAt otHers migHt saY

All ThroUGH our WintEr LEarNnG to Be diScrEEt?

TiLL a fLOck Of ‘BlueS’ fanS spieD hIm aNd vERY sOOn AgrEEd

YouR juSt thE maNagER we NEEd


AnD tHey SaiD, Yes YouR a ‘BlUe’ thRu an ThrU

TakE a lOOk at YOurseLf iN thE ManZaraNes aNd yOu’LL sEE

aNd hE looKEd … anD he SAw … aNd JoSẼ saId

I aM a BLUe! … Whoopeeeeeeee!

I’m not such an ugly duckling 

No feathers all stubby and WhiTe

For in fact these CheLseA fANs in so many words said 

(click click)

The best in town, the best, the best 

The best in town 

Not tHe sACk, not a quack, not a RaFA or a ScoLArI?

But a glide and a whistle and a snowy BlUe back 

And a head so noble and high

Say who’s an ugly duckling? 

Not I! 

Not I!

仝    仝    仝    仝

JOSẼ ~ We waNt yOu bACk


About edenbray

I am a writer ... a beat poet who began writing poetry way back in 1966 ... 'edenbray is born ugly, wet, covered in blood, mucous & bodily functions, the effluence of my short life' ... I recently published my 1st solo Anthology - the best of 60 years writing - previously I ran my own Art Supplies Store for 40 yrs before I became a full-time writer I am a Blogger who has posted 1,000 poems - available in 24 themed booklets ... please ask for details + leave a 'like' or a comment for my encouragement, thank you so much for listening - I truly value your opinion on my work ~ in fact I literally survive on your creative input ~ edenbray
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