Marilyn Lott

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3 White Ducks - Poem by Marilyn Lott


Three ducks pecked around
In a garden one warm day
They wore beautiful coats
Of white feathers to display

They primped and they pampered
These coats of pure white
Their strutting and flapping
Created quite a sight

It was a lovely summer day
And they adored the warm sun
Just three little ducks
Searching for a bit of fun

But it grew hotter and hotter
Oh dear, it was warm
If they didn't find water
Could it do them some harm?

They might find a stream
Or a small pond would do
But when they could find none
They started to stew

Finally they came across
A child's small pool
They plopped in immediately
Their mom raised no fool

So my friend, please remember
If you feel something's amok
At your child's wading pool
You may find 3 white ducks!

Topic(s) of this poem: nature

Comments about 3 White Ducks by Marilyn Lott

  • (8/16/2015 10:08:00 PM)

    This is a beautiful poem. It starts well and finishes well, too. Any child reading this will have a lot of fun. I am an old adult, and I enjoyed this good poem so much that I read it three times.

    You used your words quite well here; all is simple and yet powerfully tell a good story that ends well. All is well that ends well.

    Keep writing like this and lots of people will read you.

    Luis Estable
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  • Kim Barney (8/16/2015 12:46:00 PM)

    Congratulations, Marilyn!
    I left two comments on this poem back in May. It was nice to read it once again. Poem Hunter has finally recognized it as being worthy of Poem of the Day status!
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    Marilyn Lott Marilyn Lott (8/16/2015 3:48:00 PM)

    Oh, thank you so much, Kim! I appreciate the time you spent reading my little poem!

  • (8/16/2015 8:57:00 AM)

    Read this poem long time back. Loved it then, loved it now. The pleasant ending suggests how joy can be found in observing simple things. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (8/16/2015 6:38:00 AM)

    It was a lovely summer day! With the muse of the ducks in the garden. Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (8/16/2015 6:33:00 AM)

    Amazing piece of poetry. It will go down well with grown ups as well as with young children alike. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh T A (8/16/2015 1:14:00 AM)

    Nice poem on three white ducks meant for children to enjoy! (Report) Reply

  • Melvina Germain (8/14/2015 8:13:00 AM)

    This poem made me smile large and the imagery is vivid, one can see those three white ducks. I think this ought to be in a children's book Marilyn..... (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (5/3/2015 1:21:00 PM)

    P.S. Bears have also been seen in the area. I haven't seen one, but found what appeared to be bear scat on the hill above the lot. (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (5/3/2015 1:17:00 PM)

    Loved this poem, Marilyn.
    Brings back great memories of what happened years ago. We have some property in the mountains above Huntsville, Utah. One day someone brought a children's wading pool up to the lot where a bunch of the family had gathered. They filled the pool with water and three or four small girls were splashing in the pool and having a good time. It was a hot day, probably July or August. Suddenly there was a loud crashing noise and a large cow moose came charging out of the woods and headed straight for the water in that pool. You should have seen those kids scream and scatter.
    After that I bought a water tank, then another and another. We now enjoy daily seeing deer and moose, chipmunks and squirrels, and all kinds of birds come to drink the water out of those tanks. The people in the cabin on the lot above ours saw a mountain lion one day, but we weren't there that day to see it. I have seen a bobcat in the road on the way up to the lot.
    I love poems about nature. Keep it up.
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  • (4/12/2015 3:31:00 AM)

    I enjoyed this piece of fun. (Report) Reply

  • (3/26/2015 3:28:00 AM)

    Delightful little duck poem making me thankful I have the little ducks in the canal at the bottom of my garden...your love for animals is apparent...regards (Report) Reply

  • (8/16/2014 2:14:00 PM)

    cute poem i can really see the ducks and what a surprise when the wild ones land in a pool..good poem lovely rhyme... (Report) Reply

  • Wahab Abdul (5/1/2013 8:02:00 AM)

    very lovely, sweet and nice.. love are a nice poetess, (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (4/5/2013 5:57:00 AM)

    I really enjoy poems about nature this is a nice poem (Report) Reply

  • (11/17/2012 6:17:00 PM)

    Yes this is out in the sticks poem to me lol. (Report) Reply

  • Ashraful Musaddeq (8/16/2012 1:35:00 AM)

    wonderful creation (Report) Reply

  • (8/15/2012 1:08:00 AM)

    What a lovely poem. Such fun reading it. I loved the ending with the cool off in the child's wading pool. (Report) Reply

  • (10/26/2009 1:19:00 PM)

    lovely piece this is. i enjoyed it. it made me smile. (Report) Reply

  • Moonbee Canady (9/30/2009 9:35:00 PM)

    Got a Chuckle out of me for this one... Nice Write... and I can see those three little ducklings waddling along (smile)
    Oh... and thank you for welcoming me to The Hunter
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  • Prince Obed de la Cruz (7/31/2009 12:02:00 PM)

    Nice choice of words. Nice ryhme (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, December 13, 2014

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