Sunday, October 16, 2011

No Lucky Ducks












The young girl breaks
from the working line
looks into my camera
with a thoughtful stare

a bit perplexed
... or so she seems.

I ask her what's wrong
read her red heart lips
exaggerating each syllable,

"These ducks aren't lucky!"

and we roll over in laughter
to mask the sadness we feel.

@laurie kolp

Picture prompt inspiration: Magpie Tales

24 comments:

anthonynorth said...

Great words. Enjoyed that.

Mama Zen said...

What a great piece!

Mary said...

This picture is a stumper! You framed it into a good poem!

Barbara said...

Good take. Tess can come up with some amazing stuff, can't she?

christopher said...

Imagination is precious. Thanks for yours.

robkistner said...

Great response to the image Laurie -- and no, they most certainly are not...

Tess Kincaid said...

"...red heart lips"...really nice...

Eva Gallant said...

Great take on the photo!

Kay L. Davies said...

You took this in an unexpected (to me) direction. Way to go, Laurie.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

Laurie,

Absolutely different and original.
Great creativity!

Thank you for visiting my Blog. I have been on holiday recently and slow to make Blog visits!

Eileen

Fireblossom said...

No joy in Duckville.

Isabel Doyle said...

Dear Laurie, Tasty - and luck is very important to ducks!

And as a fellow Tree-Hugger (maybe?)
Thanks for commenting on my Sunday Tree last week. I’ve posted a new ‘Tree’ and would like to invite you to write something in response to it – or to one of the earlier tress. The post can be found here:
http://writteninexile.blogspot.com/2011/10/sunday-trees-experimental-tree.html
Best wishes, Isabel

Martin said...

Most of us will have laughed to cover that same sadness.

Helen said...

Bcause of you I saw those red lips!

Brian Miller said...

ha...ok i am laughing in sadness as well...smiles.

Susie Clevenger said...

humor and sadness...but I must admit I did giggle...lol

Tumblewords: said...

A laugh and a chill. Great job!

Margaret said...

Yes, not all ducks are "lucky". LOL (I'm a wimp... I buy my chicken already cut up and de-boned.)

Morning said...

love this,

you truly captured the photo image well,
added your creative wit and humor.

Morning said...

love this,

you truly captured the photo image well,
added your creative wit and humor.

Arnab Majumdar said...

I laughed too. Are you sure the hanging ducks aren't going to judge? :D

Cheers,
Arnab Majumdar on SribbleFest.com

Nanka said...

Beautiful Laurie especially the last two lines ~
"and we roll over in laughter
to mask the sadness we feel."

I like the sensitive influence this poem has!! Good one!!

Trellissimo said...

Being sorry for the ducks - great idea.

Jinksy said...

Now there's a thought! LOL