Get Your Ducks In A Row!

Here’s another poem I’ve posted before, some of you might have seen it, but I know most of you probably missed it. It’s one of those silly things that just popped into my head when I heard the title one day. We’ve all been there, and done this, in one way or another. I hope you get a chuckle out of it. It was a natural for the Poetry Potluck this week.

Ducks In A Row

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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

20 Comments »

  1. Sherry Mashburn said

    This quacks me up!

  2. ~L said

    Love it!!!! You made me Laugh:)

  3. “Then the answer came suddenly to me

    Above my head shone a bulb of light”

    Funny! Damn funny!

    Happy Potluck! 🙂

  4. Olivia said

    lolsss..!

    This serves him well.. 🙂
    Loved the pun.. I mean fun.. hahahaha

    hugs xox

  5. HA HA…. CAN’T STOP .. Six in a sack or get the sack.. Thanks for lightening up today’s heavy topc.

  6. Jingle said

    a story wittingly told.
    Cheers.

  7. Lyn said

    It pays to be literal minded if things turn out this well…now where did the monkey go?To someone elses back??

  8. harhar! another ducktator 😉

  9. This is adorable lol

  10. Love it! So did he settle for them? Bet they messed up his office.

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