Wednesday, September 29, 2010

There are geese near the building in which I work. I get to see some interesting behavior and sometimes wait for them to cross the street.

The March of the Geese

Geese cross the street
in a long line
taking whatever time
is needed for the group
to get to the other side.
Cars sit on the street
in long lines
halted by the birds,
who continue at their own pace
oblivious to the anger and frustration
that simmers around them.
Perhaps, we should take a lesson
from the geese.

11 comments:

  1. Oblivious to the frustation and the conclusion, so true! Love it. TALU

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    1. Thanks, Kenya. One day, the wait seemed to be longer than usual and I just had to write about it.

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  2. Reminds me of trying to get to a wedding reception once. I got off the highway exit and headed for the hotel but had to stop for a duck ... and a bazillion ducklings. The Mom kept going back and forth across the highway leading the babies across. It was sooooo cute, but definitely frustrating, between the wait and all the angry people behind me beeping at me to go. :)

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    1. That's a great story, Chris. Thanks for sharing it!TALU

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  4. we have deer in our neighborhood that must be related to your geese! lol. but the message is well said and i like your the touch of rhyme you've got in there, too! TALU :)

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    1. Thanks, Bolton. Deer can be a serious roadblock!

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  5. I like that you turned a nasty thing like frustration into a wonderful thing like poetry. Well done, Michelle!

    Thanks for linking this up with the TALU!

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    1. Thanks, Anne. Nothing is going to make those critters go faster!

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  6. People actually wait for geese to cross? Around here, we just drive on through, and the geese always move. I always see them as being less oblivious and more completely aware and going slow on purpose. I like your idea better. Perhaps when they walk in front of me tomorrow, I'll let them take their time. TALU

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