Upside Down Emu Love

Written on a bet that I couldn’t write a poem about emus that also was a love story.  The person betting this hadn’t the poem about the goats in love, did they? 😉

Upside Down Emu Love
by Michael Romani

Flightless at roughly six foot tall
Australian as known by his drawl
Lonely in the trees along roadside
There in the Outback where he does abide

As tough as this ancient desert land
Where only dreamers truly understand
Obsidian eyes transfix on the ground
Up ahead where his challenge will be found

She was the girl for his peculiar delusion
Just as tall, strong and without confusion
An emu is, they say, as an emu happily does
It was love at first sight just because

She was the girl for his peculiar delusion
Just as tall, strong and without confusion
An emu is, they say, as an emu happily does
It was love at first sight just because

He scratched her name slowly in the sand
Out there on this dry, arid patch of land
The found comfort until the bushland dawning
But with first light, he left her that morning

Wild as the breeze is ever warmly blowing
Her belly swelled with its urgent growing
Half forgotten secrets she'll never tell
But her eyes speak of love, she'll never reveal

(c) January 9, 2019   Michael Romani
All Rights Reserved


 

About alohapromisesforever

Writer, poet, musician, surfer, father of two princesses.
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