Happy birthday Duane!

I don’t know why, but this poem just seems to have Duane written all over it. Happy birthday Duane!

(I also don’t know why it wouldn’t save with the stanzas separated. That’s why the dashed lines are there.)

Ducks In A Row


Get your ducks in a row, the boss yelled

You best get your stuff in one sack

Get your act together, he screamed

Or tomorrow we won’t need you back


Well, I had no idea what he meant

So I started to pace and fret

I don’t own any ducks, I thought

My predicament caused me to sweat


Noon came around and away I flew

Drove fast to the nearest mall

Purchased a book of duck tricks

And a quite expensive duck call


Raced out of town to the lake

Used the duck call that cost twenty bucks

Was worth it, for out of the reeds

Came a waddling, six little ducks


I’m quacking up, I thought to myself

For there wasn’t another soul there

I got out the book of duck tricks

And a duck act I began to prepare


I tried everything in the trick book

But them ducks seemed none too bright

Then the answer came suddenly to me

Above my head shone a bulb of light


Drove back to the office post haste

The monkey was near off my back

Told the boss, they’re not in a row, but

Would you settle for six ducks in a sack

Copyright © 1998 C. Mashburn



  1. SUP!! Nobody’s gonna check out the poem I dedicated to Duane, our favorite mail carrier??

  2. Sherry Mashburn said

    I’ve checked it out, and I LIKE it!!!

  3. Joy Rawle said

    Sounds like my son but that would be a six pack of beer for him! We just got back from Dumas and he was on his way to his hangout “the Keyhole”

  4. Kathy said

    Love the new site u have….keep up the great work.

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