Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Walking With Duck Feet


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We enter this world
like a duck with its feet on backwards,
tumbling and falling
as we learn to make our way.

We leave this world
in much the same manner,
hobbling on our walkers,
(if we're lucky).
What we learn in the years in between
is resilience,
and how to cackle.



25 comments:

  1. Hahaha. Odd how it takes pain and companionship to learn exactly that, my friend.

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  2. "What we learn in the years in between
    is resilience,
    and how to cackle."...a very difficult job, yet we do...Kudos to the resilient humanity :)

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  3. So true! The last 3 lines will stay with me. Such a lovely poem, Sherry :)

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  4. Oh, I do love and appreciate this. Wisdom that comes with years.

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  5. Beautifully wise poem, Sherry.

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  6. From the back to front duck feet to the cackle you made smile - thank you xo

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  7. I was reminded of learning to walk backwards with flippers - "quack"

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  8. "What we learn in the years in between
    is resilience,
    and how to cackle."
    Yes, better to re-frame things in positive terms and cluck clack! Smiles..
    Lovely poem, Sherry!

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  9. Cackle on, my dear duck. This is how you make a life. the Fugly Duckling Moskowitz

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  10. It's often in those states that we find ourselves being the most gentle and enduring. It would an honor to do the duck walk for a long life lived. :)

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  11. And how to cackle... well said!!! Such a fantastic analogy!

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  12. Well, there is truth in those words - wobbling into the world and out. Interesting perspective my friend.

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  13. This 'quacks' me up as I stumble about feeling that my feet have been put on backwards.

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  14. Yes, better to cackle than bark~ I love this one-so, true~

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  15. And how to cackle. Love that last line. Brilliant. Thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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  16. I better learn how to cackle! Love this

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  17. Love this Sherry. Smiling and cackling back at you.

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  18. love ducks Sherry and will never be able to see them again without thinking of your poem - feet on backwards still but resilient to the rains

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  19. Learning how to cackle is one of the important learnings of life.

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  20. I love that Sherry, "and how to cackle." I shall cackle on!

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  21. Oh...haha...learning how to cackle along the way is so very important!

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  22. Love this toddling and waddling reminder. And sometimes we become swans.

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