Geese! — a poem

No longer are they passing through

Geese!

Every Day, a vee shaped flight

They are smart, don’t fly at night.

We see them here all winter long,

Many flocks, hundreds strong.

In fields, playgrounds, golf courses too,

They leave their calling cards of poo.

No longer are they passing through,

Leaving just some stragglers, few.

They used to fly to south of here,

But that has changed a lot I fear.

Our noisy feathered guests,

Are now just dreaded pests.

Maurice Drew

Duncan

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