Natural End

Little ducklings swim behind,
In a single file line,
Little mother mallard duck,
But they’re running out of luck.
There were six and then just five.
Must be hard to stay alive.
For with every passing day,
One more duckling goes away.
There were five and then just four.
The other ones are seen no more.
So then in a shorter line,
Swim the ducklings from behind.
There were four and then just three.
But no trace that one could see.
Not a whisper of their song.
They’ve just vanished, simply gone.
There were three and then just two.
What’s a mother duck to do?
Mother Nature is so cruel,
Knows no right, nor wrong, nor rule.
There were two and then just one.
But they never can outrun,
Mother Nature, who’s so kind,
She left one duckling behind.

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2 thoughts on “Natural End

  1. YEAS CAN RELATE TO THIS ONE, as i see geese and swans have chicks , that follow them , an every week there is one less follower, an by the end of the season maybe 1 of one is lucky, kinna sad in a way, yeah how ruthless nature really is, so yes “the natural” end,,, alone sumtimez jest is what it is,,,,,, ,,in a way. take care, Q

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting! This was inspired by a particularly pitiful little mother duck who, every single day, had one fewer duckling than the day before. Poor thing. But that’s nature for you.

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