A Poem by Judy Ponceby

God, love a duck.....


Traveling by plane across the main,
Sitting in coach waiting for peanuts,
I was thinking about layovers.

Drifting to sleep on that square of a pillow,
Knees to my chest and arms folded tight,
Dreaming of home but stuck on this flight.

Turbulence seesawing our plane up and down,
Waking me abruptly, my vision still blurred,
I glance out the window over the wing.

Mother of god! It's a duck of all things.
Staring at me like a new zoo exhibit,
Quacking at me to say what an idiot.

Stuck in a can hurtling across the sky,
At the mercy of gravity because I can't fly.
This duck makes a point as he leaps in the air.
Spreading his wings, gone without a care.

Oct 24, 2010

© 2011 Judy Ponceby

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Judy, you are too funny! This is great!

Posted 9 Years Ago

Thanks for the laugh and the smile, I loved this! I love your humor, and great pic! BTW, in regards to your latest review, I'm not Schizophrenic, and not completely mad, but I do have OCD that I struggle with daily. Anyways, I would be honored if you would accept my friend request?

Posted 9 Years Ago

"Oh, my duck can do a wonderful trick...She can lay an egg!" What's so WONDERFUL about that?..."Well...can YOU lay an egg?" Shirley Temple

Funny and fun, love it.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Humorous, yet realistic. This is too strange not to be believed.

Good write.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Well after the nasty flights and delay issues I just went through I can sooo relate lol.. I love it Judy...xx

Posted 9 Years Ago

Very funny! The poem is great and the picture just complimented it so well :D Thanks for making me smile!

Posted 9 Years Ago

This is so funny but so true and I myself do not like to fly either.

Posted 10 Years Ago

I like it, you brought a smile to my day ; )

Posted 10 Years Ago

This poem is so very cute! I love how it has a light-hearted tone to it, but also has a way of showing definite depth. It boggles my mind on just what we view "freedom" as and how askew our perspective may be. Anyway, loved it! =]

Posted 10 Years Ago

And ducks .. They make it look so easy
... Lol " stuck in a can indeed "
You incidentally captured all the contorted
Motions of attempted " in-flight " sleep
This made me giggle

Posted 10 Years Ago

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Added on March 9, 2011
Last Updated on March 19, 2011
Tags: Flying, Ducks, Humor


Judy Ponceby
Judy Ponceby

Swanton, OH

I am me. Living life. Learning love. And laughing. A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom. – Robert Frost more..


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