The origin of no see, no hear, no speak
The tailless monkeys all soaked in the springs
No place to go; they had no wings
The water was hot; the snow was so cold
The elders would sit and stories were told
The youngsters would listen but try as they may
They’d much rather play then learn what to say.
They covered their eyes and covered their ears
They covered their mouths and cared not to speak
But this ended up with them tired and weak.
A legend began, a lesson was taught
This picture was the inspiration for my poem
2011 Bruce Kittess