Robert Edgar Burns

Rookie - 1 Points (02/14/1953 / Dunedin, Florida)

Duck! - Poem by Robert Edgar Burns

I used to drive a school bus,
Driving children home from school.
I’d laugh and sing along with them.
They thought I was “way cool.”

While driving highway 19,
Adjacent to a lake,
On a hot and humid Florida day,
Windows opened was a big mistake.

While joking with the children,
I felt a sudden “Whack.”
A duck flew in my window,
Sticking to my neck and back.

I heard the children screaming,
As my face was filled with blood.
I had to somehow stop the bus,
As trickling blood became a flood.

My doctor did extract the duck,
And handed me the bill.
I handed it right back to him,
And asked for more pain pills!

I’ve told this story many times.
No one has believed me yet.
But I swear it really happened.
Those thirty students will never forget.

Moral Of The Story: If you see a bird
flying straight for your head, “DUCK! ”
Then, don’t be a quack. Send IT the bill!

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Poem Submitted: Monday, December 5, 2011



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