Duck Quack Reprimand

Where is our bread?
You brought a camera instead?
How thoughtless is that!
Have you anything to say
in your own defense
before we quack you away?
Yes, actually
I do have something to say.
You don’t need more bread.
Living in a pond
behind a nice restaurant,
the leftover food
must have affected your head.
So, I’ll take a stand…
I refuse to accept your
duck quack reprimand!
You see….
All of the birds here
are getting a little fat.
You’re not hungry, not starving,
so don’t be upset
because I’ve no bread
and be happy I’m holding
my camera instead.      ~ms

About Mary Strong-Spaid

You can find me any time wandering around in my own mind gathering thoughts.
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45 Responses to Duck Quack Reprimand

  1. kiwiskan says:

    Great fun – liked the pictures and the poem

  2. Made me laugh, I do love a duck 🙂

  3. Apna Thacker says:

    Love fat ducks!

  4. Cute little story and pictures…….. nice job!

  5. Ducks do seem to be awfully opinionated and demanding, something about the way they waddle and that head tilt and of course the grumpy comments. Your story, poem and photos did make me chuckle too.

  6. Walt Disney did a great job when he captured all of those behaviors in his lovable character “Donald Duck,” who does tend to get annoyed (ruffled feathers) rather easily. Guess that’s why Donald
    is so loved….there is a little duck in all of us. 🙂

  7. WabiSabi says:

    I love the light heartedness of this poem. Those ducks can be very outspoken, can’t they!

  8. Way to quack back! Lovely post…

  9. Be Well And Happy says:

    Gorgeous post! thankyou! and Happy New Year.

  10. Be Well and Happy.
    New Year wishes to you too!

  11. Great pictures and clever duck “comments”–a real day brightener!

  12. Thanks Marylin….and Happy almost New Year!

  13. That’s prime real estate in the bird world. I’m sure those lucky little ducks never go hungry.

  14. Love this ! So wonderful and so very true..silly ducks.

  15. Thanks! Love the photos of your little ducklings!

  16. Jas Baku says:

    Wonderful! The thought of the ducks telling me off made me smile 🙂

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  20. Yahobahne says:

    Very creative story. Great photos! I really admire your uniqueness. Thank you for posting your gift.

  21. parth893 says:

    WoWww This is So Awesome , So Pretty Photos 😀

  22. Thank you. These ducks are used to people feeding them, so I was able to get some good photos because they were not afraid of me at all.

  23. Lynda says:

    Adorable photographs and your dialogue was perfect!

  24. Thanks Lynda! I read the info on your gravatar (profile), and I see you raise chickens and geese for fun? Aha! You probably speak and understand their language by now, I’m sure!

  25. elleturner4 says:

    Great photos and duck personalities 🙂

  26. Thanks Elle….those ducks had a thing or two to say to me, no doubt about that!

  27. ajaytao2010 says:

    somehow you turn ordinary things into beautiful things
    the simple photos with an extraordinary conversation


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