lucky ducks

lucky ducks

A Chapter by Lyn Anderson
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This is actually awful, but it just gets me, the whole thing

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in an instant the right choice
became wrong
to save the life of
a family of
lucky ducks ...
she destroyed
three x infinity --
two on the motorcycle
who crashed into her
stopped car,
and her own
staring down
life in prison
Lord Love a Duck.



© 2016 Lyn Anderson


Author's Note

Lyn Anderson
In Montreal in 2010, a woman stopped a car on a busy high way to rescue ducks. A motorcycle ran into her, and two people were killed. She now faces life in prison. So, yes, this is a sad tale.
http://ca.autoblog.com/2014/06/23/montreal-woman-found-guilty-of-two-motorists-deaths-after-stopp/?icid=maing-grid7|canada|dl6|sec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D492191

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Lord Love a Duck.

No good deed as they say. Great wry end to this, KL.

Posted 7 Years Ago


God, I remember is story. I would love to rant and rave about this but it would not be appropriate.
It's just sad all around.

Damn you, KL for making is think and feel with your poetry. :(
That's an off handed compliment. I guess.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

7 Years Ago

Yes, I know. No one wins in this situation, do they? And thanks for the back handed compliment:)
Matching Socks

7 Years Ago

Anytime darlin'. :)
Yeah, it's a lose/lose.
Except for the ducks as you have cleverly p.. read more
Holy butternuggets! Now that is some interesting bit of news. I'm completely shocked and in awe. You did a brilliant job writing this! But that penalty is set way too high!

Posted 7 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

7 Years Ago

Yes. It is. Living with their deaths is quite the punishment already.
That's absurd, life? I don't think one should put human life in jeopardy for a duck, but that's pushing it....

Posted 7 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

7 Years Ago

Well, yes, life in Canada is 20 years, but still, pretty harsh.
A tragedy born from an act of kindliness!

A well conveyed poignant poem!

Posted 7 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

7 Years Ago

Thank you very much.
Wow!! I knew nothing of this at all. I mean, even drunk drivers don't get a few years when they kill someone here and she is about to face life? WTF!!!

Something isn't right about this, IMO.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

7 Years Ago

I know. The penalty is way too extreme. She will have to live with killing two people, her punishmen.. read more
Well I can understand her wanting to save animals but she neglected the safety of humans, yes very said, you tole the tale well in your verse.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

7 Years Ago

Thank you. I don't know how many times I have stopped to do this. With turtles, and ducks. But I alw.. read more
The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

7 Years Ago

You are welcome… believe me I would stop too if I knew the situation was safe.

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Added on June 24, 2014
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada



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