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Duck tales at the Pond

Cheryl is a published poet who has won awards for her work. She enjoys writing poetry about nature

Ducks at the pond

Ducks at the pond


The ducks were all peacefully

in the duck pond one day

But at the sight of food they ceased

to swim and play

They gathered towards the child

who was the closest to the feeder

They flapped their wings one almost bit her

They squawked and they quacked

Some even climbed on top

of the other ducks backs

They fought for the food

and bit each other

One baby duck was sticking

So close to its mother

A few of the fowl walked

on the sidewalk near us

They showed no fear

And made no fuss

The children enjoyed the ducks

As they frolicked in the pond that day

As they swam and fought for food

Walked around and played


Cheryl E Preston (author) from Roanoke on September 14, 2019:

Thanks Lorna Lamor

Lorna Lamon on September 14, 2019:

I can imagine this scene as feeding the ducks is still something I enjoy doing. Great writing.

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