Friday, September 16, 2011

Short Story Slam Week 10




The day is young,
The air is fresh with a rainbow in the sky,
Duck is alone,
and he decides to learn how to fly.
He has wings,
and feathers, the way birds do,
“I’m ready to change things.”
Duck decides to have his dream come true.
But, no matter how hard he tries,
He couldn’t lift himself up to the air.
Thus, frustrations gives him blue,
and he begins to envy anything that ends with flies,
dragonflies, fireflies, butterflies, …name a few...
“Life is unfair.”
Duck thinks, frowning at everything, old or new.
“Cheer up!”
The cow moos, loudly;
“What’s up?”
The butterfly speaks, timidly;
Bothered by the curious squirrel,
Duck decides not to start a quarrel,
Feeling like screaming,
He takes off his clothes,
and jumps into the pond next to where he is standing,
Duck is swimming,
With his animal friends remain close,
All smiling…
The water is cold,
Yet it feels perfect for him,
“Life is gold!”
Duck tells himself, breathing a sigh of relief.

20 comments:

patcegan said...

Fun and charming. How often we take for granted the blessing we have while feeling envious of others. Thanks for this reminder and for your
visit to me. Hugs, pat

kweschn said...

Awesome! Metaphoric and fun to read! :) Thanks for sharing!

charleslmashburn said...

Very entertaining! Nice one!
http://charleslmashburn.wordpress.com/2011/09/14/what-about-the-cow-2/

Teresa Marie said...

Too Cute! Well done. Blessings, Terrii

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Fun, and excellent to read, thanks for sharing.

Yvonne.

Mama Zen said...

This is really cute!

kaykuala said...

Very well said. Improvise and be happy. The duck just did!

Hank

Shanna Dodd said...

Charming.

inaweblogisback said...

:) Lovely, I enjoyed reading this.

Mary said...

Beautiful! I could see this being published and illustrated. Kids would love it.

MISH said...

This is cute , fresh and perfect for little kiddies ...

Lena said...

A splendid story! You captured the essence of childhood beautifully here!

bendedspoon said...

lovely. swimming with glee on how special we all are :)

Shauna said...

Ah, what seems to be a betrayal opens the way to a gift.
Love this.

JamieDedes said...

Completely charming ... and I do love ducks and Daffy! ... Happy Sunday evening, Monday! :-)

Teresa Marie said...

Okay, this comment is from Gooseberry Garden visit and you already know what I think of this - I enjoyed it as much the second visit! Blessings, Terri

Kay said...

Frustration turned to joy! I love it. :)

Jeanie McBain said...

charming, enjoyable and very cute. loved it :)

Ann LeFlore said...

very charming and enjoyable
http://gatelesspassage.com/2011/09/19/my-world/#comment-925

e.a.s. demers said...

Aw, very nice :-)