Men Are As Stupid As A Truck

A cold day, a morning walk, bench not far away

Promised rest to travelers, come to spend a day

Ducks march two abreast with promises to stay

side by side in loyalty forever on display

side by side promises chatter through the night

they are paired forever in waddle and in flight

A duck keeps promises of eternal bond with mate

but man begins to waddle after a single date

I can't begin to measure the intellect of a duck

but men are a simple story, they are as stupid as a truck!

Comments 24 comments

ichibanarky 5 years ago

This was absolutely delightful to read...I love how it starts out with a dramatic flare and ends in comedy :)


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arb 5 years ago from oregon Author

Good Morning and thank for the gracious comment. I find myself in between the serious me and the funny me and do not know where to go with it. Obviously, it took a road of it's own. BTW thanks for the follow.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

loved it , arb! you speak truth, humorously and gracefully.

thank you

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arb 5 years ago from oregon Author

Hey Ben! Thanks for your comment and faithfullness in reading my ramblings.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

likewise, sir!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

Smiling big, Alan! You pulled it off! Idyllic pastoral scene with its delightful twist of serious humor!


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arb 5 years ago from oregon Author

Thank you nellieanna! I am flirting with the world of humor and it seems to be putting an end to my nagging cold. You know how much I enjoy making you smile! Be well


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

Ah - That is so good! As they say, laughter is the best medicine! It's having a positive effect on me, too. I'm even making headway in my house cleaning chores where it had looked insurmountable! :-) How wonderfully good vibes resonate like joyously expanding concentric circles in the water!

By the way - I realized that ducks are Oregon State's football mascots! Go, Oregon! :-) Your picture of the pair is really darling. They're such fascinating birds.


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arb 5 years ago from oregon Author

I love seeing them, I love hearing them. I hate walking where they've been! :)


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QudsiaP1 5 years ago

Wonderful, I love it how you can add humour even in your poems. :)


arb 5 years ago

So nice to hear from you Qudsia! I have missed you and your writing.I hope that you are well.


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Jillian Barclay 5 years ago from California, USA

Dear Arb,

As always, I loved it! Please do not let this go to your head, but your writing always reminds me of Mark Twain and how he might write if he lived in this century.


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arb 5 years ago from oregon Author

Thank you Jillian, I appreciate the compliment. Not to worry about anything getting into my head. I haven't been able to find it in some time.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

Um - watching where one steps is wise.


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Edlira 5 years ago

Beautiful poem, arb, as always. Just one observation ;), I thought it was swans who mate for life, not ducks. Actually, mallard males are pretty promiscuous :-)I have read :-). But maybe other kind of ducks are loyal :-). Love the pic as well. My best, Edlira.


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arb 5 years ago from oregon Author

Nellieanna, um! are you lost in reflections today? I hope so, then we will reap the benefit soon.


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arb 5 years ago from oregon Author

Edlira, You are mostly right. Geese and swans do indeed mate forever, there are some duck species that do the same such as the Mandarin ducks pictured here. There are others, I probably should have used geese, especially since we are overun with them in our parks. Thank you for the very gracious comments. Be well.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

Lost. . . Reflecting. . .


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

Yuck yuck! God bless you arb!


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arb 5 years ago from oregon Author

You honor me with your visits today mick! Thank you.


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

I love this...especially the last line. Perfect!


arb 5 years ago

Hi Genna! Just returned from 2 weeks in sunny California and have a lot of catching up to do. Thanks for the read and as always, for a comment. Be well


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b. Malin 5 years ago

How simple and Beautiful, don't know how I missed this one Arb...but glad I found it. Swans also mate for life. Hey great Last Line, but don't be too hard on Men, women have that JOB!


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bluebird 4 years ago

Very well put! If only humans could be as faithful as the ducks!

Really liked this! Thanks!

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