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Friday, June 24, 2022

THE GOOD SAMARITAN

 
            THE LITTLE OLD LADY APPEARED
            AS I PULLED INTO THE PARKING LOT
            HEADING FOR HER CAR SHE WAS
            A MEDIAN WAS AS FAR AS SHE GOT
    
            A CANADIAN GOOSE FLEW UP
            AND ON HER SHOULDERS IT DID LAND
            FLOGGING, HISSING, PECKING HER HEAD
            TREMBLING, SHE TRIED TO STAND

            NINETY POUNDS SHE MIGHT WEIGH
            HOLDING A GOOSE OF TWENTY POUNDS
            DROPPING HER BAGS, KEYS IN FEAR
            WEIGHT FORCING HER TO THE GROUND

            OUT OF THE TRUCK I RACED TO HELP
            SHOUTING AND WAVING MY HAT
            STARTLED, THE GOOSE BACKED OFF
            ME WISHING I HAD A BASEBALL BAT!

            I HELPED THE LADY INTO HER CAR
            A LOOK OF GRATITUDE I RECEIVED
            THE GOOSE WATCHED AND WAITED
            FOR A CHANCE TO GET ME, I BELIEVE

            OF GETTING “GOOSED” I HAD HEARD
            AND OF HOW PAINFUL IT CAN BE
            NOW MY CONCERNS BECAME VERY REAL
            AS THAT GOOSE SET IT’S SIGHTS ON ME

            UP IT ROSE, FLUTTERING OVER MY HEAD
            LOOKING FOR A GOOD PLACE TO LAND
            SELF PRESERVATION CAME TO MY MIND
            I PREPARED TO DEFEND THIS OLD MAN

            SUDDENLY PEOPLE CAME RUNNING
            TO HELP ME FIGHT OFF THAT NASTY BIRD
            SAYING I WAS THE  SECOND THAT DAY
            TO BE ATTACKED, CAUSING QUITE A STIR


            INQUIRING, I WAS TOLD A WEEK LATER
            IT WAS PROTECTING IT’S NESTING MATE
            AUTHORITIES HAD REMOVED THE PAIR
            RELOCATION WAS TO BE THEIR FATE

            NOW FEDERALLY PROTECTED THEY MAY BE
            AND RETALIATION MUST BE KEPT IN CHECK
            BUT ONE THING I KNOW FOR CERTAIN
            I WOULD HAVE WRUNG THAT GOOSE’S NECK!!!

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