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Posted: June 20, 2014 - 12:01am
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Mother duck leads her ducklings through the calm waters of a Juneau pond in June.             Linda Shaw | For the Juneau Empire
Linda Shaw | For the Juneau Empire
Mother duck leads her ducklings through the calm waters of a Juneau pond in June.

Mother duck and her ducklings, three

Needed to cross the road, you see

To reach the pond with the bright clear water

And the tasty weeds, and the silly otter.


But a long black road stood in the way

With cars and trucks zooming, night and day

The cars were so big and the ducklings so small

How would they make it, one and all?


But mother duck knew just what to do

She looked to the right, and to the left too

When she saw no danger, she gave a loud “QUACK!”

And across the road they scurried, and they didn’t look back!


So into the pond they gleefully jumped

And snapped at bugs, and wiggled their rumps

Thanks to mother duck, the ducklings, we know,

Will sleep happy tonight, all in a row.

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