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Howard The Mallard

One for the kids at heart... Howard the mallard A handsome young duck Flew into a tree Got his quacker stuck Try as he might He couldn't break free His quacks for help Were muffled you see He flapped his wings And thrashed his feet A blackbird came by With a worm in his beak “Sure like to help” He mumbled quite low “But having my dinner I'm sure it must show!” Next came a rabbit Wandering by Something up high In the tree caught his eye “What's going on?” He queried the duck Who struggled to answer Of course with no luck “I'd help you, dear mallard but rabbits don't climb!” Then a stork appeared “I'll help you!” he chimed His legs were long He reached up to Howard Gave him a whack He wasn't a coward Howard came free And noticed the stork Had been carrying something A wee thing of sorts Suddenly he realized What storky was carrying A pleasant surprise A baby duck in a sling It was Howard's new baby A duckling named Herbert After seeing this treasure Forgot about his hurt! © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 3/16/2013 11:17:00 PM
    This was quite adorable and I could easily see this in big letters, in some children's book. Here's a new idea for your next children's poem... Jack the Quack! LOL!

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 3/17/2013 10:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Wow how awesome! Wish you the best of luck in your new endeavor :D
    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 3/17/2013 6:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Have recently put a kiddies book together in the form of a picture book and submitted my proposal to a number of publishers! No results yet... wish me luck, Tim! I'm already thinking of your "Jack the Quack" or "Jackers is Quackers! LOL
  1. Date: 3/14/2013 2:09:00 PM
    I must be a kid at heart because I love those stories. Well done for sure!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 3/14/2013 8:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Absolutely best way to be... why grow up! Thank you my friend!
  1. Date: 3/14/2013 10:05:00 AM
    Your stories are getting as crazy as mine... Or mine are getting as crazy as yours... LOL... I really loved this one... That rabbit coulda flown if he was the bun... LOL... Sorry, can't seem to help myself... But at this age I'm not asking no stork for help! Uhh Uhh... No Way... LOL

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 3/14/2013 11:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Methinks we're both happy in our delusional states eh! Keeps us smiling through the day! LOL Just talked to that stork, he's heading your way so ya better make yourself scarce! haha hugs xoxox