The Duck Poem by R. G. Bell

The Duck

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The Duck

There came into my yard a duck,
And he and I, being both in luck,
Found me absorbed in a favorite book
When he came by to take a look.

I went inside to get some bread.
Returning to my guest I said,
“You look like you could use a meal.
If so, we might can make a deal.

If you will eat, then I will feed,
And both may gain a thing we need,
You the gift, and I the giving,
The better we may go on living.”

On my third throw he realized that
I was throwing to, instead of at.
And he, walking on pigeon toes,
Consumed all those and future throws.

We played the Priest and Supplicant.
Wherever I threw was where he went.
And when we both had had our fill
He flew away until, until.


R. G. Bell (Circ.1985)

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Dr Antony Theodore 04 December 2018

We played the Priest and Supplicant. Wherever I threw was where he went. And when we both had had our fill He flew away until, until. a very fine story..... one of the best of its kind. thank u dear poet for the story.. tony

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Bri Edwards 08 August 2013

R.G. i could have copied the comment below, but i try not to plagiarize. this is a super story, well-told, and well-enjoyed. there, i did not COPY the other comment (word for word) . might can make a deal.....might can is a bit foreign to me, but i think i have heard such a link of words sometime in the distant past. i would simply write might or can, not both. but perhaps your way is the usual for you, and it does allow the poem to flow better, both of which i totally respect! ok, i just did some syllable-counting and count 8 or 9 syllables in that and surrounding lines. well done. i used to be more particular while composing my poems and counted syllables as best as i could. but a good friend, not a poet, suggested my method, at times at least, detracted from the poem(s) . he probably would not find fault with The Duck. thanks for sharing. bri

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Smoky Hoss 05 June 2012

Very good! Enjoyed this one tremendously!

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