“Talking Geese” Madness

“Geese are friends to no one, they bad mouth everybody and everything. But they are companionable once you get used to their ingratitude and false accusations”
( E.B.White )

In springtime, an impressive number of avian/reptilian species migrate to our neighborhood pond in winter- warmed Fort Lauderdale. Notably, in pre-dawn hours, a pair of Egyptian geese” waddle” regularly toward our 2nd floor, condo bedroom window to noisily squawk in tandem, seemingly oblivious to our restful splendor. The more I study the dominant nature of their very vocal behavior, in relation to other birds living here, they seem strangely human. In the following poem, I thus imagine what habitual honking means to our not so “loving”, yet highly intelligent couple as they aggressively scavenge for scarce food in their surrounding habitat.

Fight For Morn Bite – Give Ear To Goose
Honk Honk Honk
Battle Cry Breaks – Dawn Shrilled Blast Of
Honk Honk Honk

Be Watchful Of Mate- She’s Hunger Raged
Honk Honk Honk
So Stronger Together – Let’s Give Them Some
Honk Honk Honk

Move On Ugly Lizard – We’re Fearful Not
Honk Honk Honk
Eat Mouthwatering Morsel -In Swift Swoop Seize
Honk Honk Honk

Poop Bombs Splash Stains – Squished Shoes Stink Up
Honk Honk Honk
Such Sunken Slop Signals – Unsettled Mess
Honk Honk Honk

Hear Me Out Human – Crazed Geese Bargains
Honk Honk Honk
Now Toss Us Some Seeds – Then We’ll Stop Shrieking
Honk Honk Honk


You’re Surrounded By Visions Of Nightmarish Honkers
So Feed Us Today Before You Go “Bonkers”

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  1. Geese are most interesting! When I lived in Jscksonville, FL, mother goose laid eggs in one of the grassy islands in the parking lot where I worked. Well, mom and pop wouldn’t let anyone near those eggs and would honk and squawk at anyone and everyone. Finally my employer cordoned off the area until the event was over. It was fun to watch all the goings on and the goslings were adorable. Where I live now, we get several fly overs during the day.

    Great post!


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