Swim, bird, swim

Swim, bird, swim they said
so the bird dived into the sea
Swim, bird, swim they repeated 
and it drowned in misery 
What's wrong with you, dear bird? 
Why can't you do anything right?
I want to fly said the bird
Then fly in the water they said
Is that possible? thought the bird 
Swim, bird, swim they insisted
So the bird flapped its wings underwater
swimming deeper and deeper into the sea
Very good they said
How are you now? they asked
But the bird was cold and quiet
Are you still there? they asked
and no one answered
Swim, bird, swim they whispered
Swim, bird, swim.