Get Your Ducks In A Row!

Here’s another poem I’ve posted before, but I know some of you probably missed it, too. It’sone of those silly things that just popped into my head when I heard the title phrase said. We’ve all been there, and done this, in one way or another. I hope you get a chuckle out of it

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 Comment »

  1. Sherry Mashburn said

    Made me laugh all over again!

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