This poem comes from Autumn Leaves:
Momma Bear spoke so softly,
“You know, I’ve seen you around.
I’ve been waiting for someone just like you.
Please, don’t make a sound.”
“If you’ll just listen quietly,
I’ll tell you how I feel.
Just look down deep into my eyes.
You’ll see my feeling’s real.”
“I know you’re usually laughing,
But I see you’re sad inside.
Because I feel true vibrations,
Emotions you can’t hide.”
“Come stay with me for awhile,
And I’ll soothe your aches and pains.
I’ll brighten the spots on your face,
And really make you smile.”
The clown looked at Momma Bear,
His heart like pick-up sticks.
Caution weaved through his mind,
‘Cause bears and clowns don’t mix.
He gazed into her large brown eyes.
Her love came shining through.
He dwelled languorously there
In limpid pools of sunshine and skies of blue.
The end begins here with words,
Yet not a single sound.
Listen carefully to laughter’s merry peals.
Smile — it’s just Momma Bear and her Clown.