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Men Are As Stupid As A Truck

Updated on November 15, 2014

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!

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      bluebird 5 years ago

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

      Really liked this! Thanks!

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      b. Malin 6 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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      arb 6 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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      Genna East 6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

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

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      arb 6 years ago from oregon

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

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      Yuck yuck! God bless you arb!

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      Nellieanna Hay 6 years ago from TEXAS

      Lost. . . Reflecting. . .

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      arb 6 years ago from oregon

      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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      arb 6 years ago from oregon

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

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      Edlira 6 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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      Nellieanna Hay 6 years ago from TEXAS

      Um - watching where one steps is wise.

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      arb 6 years ago from oregon

      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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      Jillian Barclay 6 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 6 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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      QudsiaP1 6 years ago

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

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      arb 6 years ago from oregon

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

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      Nellieanna Hay 6 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 6 years ago from oregon

      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 Hay 6 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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      BenWritings 6 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      likewise, sir!

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      arb 6 years ago from oregon

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

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      BenWritings 6 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

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

      thank you

      up/awesome

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      arb 6 years ago from oregon

      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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      ichibanarky 6 years ago

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