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Little Duck

Little duck, little duck.

Have a lovely day.

Waiting for your food to eat

as children come and play.

Passing dogs with walkers bark

The ducks remain unscathed.

Quacking out their nature’s song

while girl on phone in language unknown.

Their prayer, the ducks sing brightly

An adult shouts close by.

Going past a cemetery

in Orpington Priory Gardens.

The man with crane in hand

as the dogs bark and the swans flutter

like graceful ballerinas.

In this small swan lake where ducks and geese drink and eat

From nature’s wondrous wine

From the lake’s tranquil blanket

where neither duck nor swan pines.

Never wanting, always given by

God who generously delivers all the time.

About Geraldine Ward

Geraldine Ward has been writing and performing various forms of poetry and prose from an early age, and is a regular contributor at the London Farrago Poetry Slam nights. She has published a number of books including the "Now" collection, and has featured in other publications including Katie Metcalfe's "Beautiful Scruffiness" series of magazines.


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