Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose (The Adventures of Father Pigaloptus and Sister Mary Duckalou)

Father Pigaloptus and Sister Mary Duckalou had known
each other for a long time-
As soon as they met each other, it was like they had
belonged together, as in a rhyme.
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They had both decided to devote their lives to God, and
to help people that were in need-
And, throughout the years, they helped many people,
together, indeed.
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The paths that they had taken had enriched both each in
their own world-
And, when they got together, well, the blessings continued
to swirl.
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Sister Mary Duckalou was not too large, but she could take
care of things, with her strong yellow beak-
She could help out with many things, those that she did
seek, and those that happened, upon her without seek.
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She was white in color and wore a French hat, which looked
large, on her head-
But, it was easy to keep on, is what she always had said.
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Her rosary was black, and she kept it polished to a shine-
She always took a hold of it, when or when she was not in
a bind.
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Saying the rosary was the thing that she most loved to do-
She would get it started, and follow it the whole way through.
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Sister Mary Duckalou knew that the beads would protect her
through prayer-
So, of them, she always took extra special care.
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Father Pigaloptus, on the other hand was as strong, as he
could be-
With his favorite hobby in life, eating as everyone who knew
him could see.
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A hearty appetite is what he carried with him, as he worked along-
He did lot of good things, but with a good meal, he just couldn’t
go wrong.
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Of course, even though, he was strong, he also took care-
To spend much of his free time in much thought, in much
prayer.
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As in the style of pig, in which he was born, he was highlighted
in brown and black-
Always wearing a black suit, with a large hat, and of course on
his neck, a white spot he did not lack.
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Father Pigaloptus was in his homeland of Vietnam, while
Sister Mary Duckalou, was visiting from France-
And, how they met each other, was simply by chance.
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Sister Mary Duckalou had been swimming in a pond, that was
beautiful and clear-
While Father Pigaloptus was admiring the scenery, that was
near.
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The day was nice and everyone was amused at play-
And then an awful yell came across the park, out of
nowhere, it came full way.
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Father Pigaloptus and Sister Mary Duckalou heard the big cry-
And, they both stopped what they were doing, and ran to the
sound that was pitched high.
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Sister Mary Duckalou first had to get out of the pond, as quick
as she could-
While Father Pigaloptus up and skipped over to the site as fast
as any priest could.
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There was a crowd and as they both looked to see-
Someone was stuck in a hole, and was in quite a bit, of misery.
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They learned that it was a bunny named Spring who was stuck,
and in shock-
Whoever was going to save her would have to hurry, for there
was not much time on the clock.
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Although, it had been a beautiful day, there were now
black clouds, looming in the sky-
A sudden difference, thanks to Mother Nature, is the reason
why.
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In this part of the country when it rains it usually pours and
before too long-
Not only would it get muddy, but the flooding would also
come along.
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It flooded when rain it did-
And, would wash away Spring, of her, it would get rid.
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Sister Mary Duckalou stuck her beak in-
And, tried to retrieve Spring, over and over again.
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The crowd that had gathered around began to pray-
They prayed that Spring would eventually see the
light of day.
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They also prayed that Sister Mary Duckalou could figure
this all out-
They prayed that all this would be taken care of without
having to suffer any doubt.
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They prayed that Father Pigaloptus would be able to
figure out his part-
For they all knew that he was smart and had a good heart.
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They prayed that the rain would go away-
And, of course come back another day.
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They prayed that all would have a happy endng-
That this situation would be solved and would quickly
turn to mending.
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They all got out their rosaries and began to pray some more-
They got on their knees, and hoped that Jesus would open up
the door.
.
But, it did no good for Sister Mary Duckalou’s beak was not
long enough-
The hole was so deep and the dirt around it was so rough.
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Suddenly Father Pigaloptus began to dig, into the earth-
His snout became like a drill, he gave it all his worth.
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He digged deep around the hole as to not touch Spring-
He dug up as much dirt as his snout could bring.
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As he dug, it made it a shorter distance to retrieve Spring-
And, then once again, Sister Mary Duckalou, did her thing.
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She stuck her beak way deep own inside the hole-
As Father Pigaloptus grabbed her webbed feet and took hold.
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It was a sight to see with Sister MaryDuckalou being upside
down-
But, with all the action going on, no one really noticed, that
was standing around.
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For all the eyes were on that hold and everyone was in prayer-
That Spring would be spared and brought back up with care.
.
As it began to rain, more and more time was running out-
The moment was tense, there was mounting doubt.
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Sister Mary Duckalou stretched further and further until
her neck could stretch no more-
While Father Pigaloptus held on tighter and tighter, with
no more thought of what was in store.
.
All they could do is stretch and hold on as tight as they ever
did in life-
So that they would have a good outcome and put an end
to this strife.
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Suddenly, out of nowhere, Sister Mary Duckalou had Spring’s
ears in her beak-
They had finally come to the point that they had prayed so hard
to seek.
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Father Pigaloptus looked around and knew that the park would
be flooded real soon-
The monsoon season was like that, it was never out of tune.
.
That hole would be filled but, now there was no more hurry-
Spring, was about out, there would be no more worry.
.
They pulled and pulled until both Father Pigaloptus and Sister
Mary Duckalou were on the ground-
With Spring still in the clasp of Sister Mary Duckalou’s beak,
which was celebrated all around.
.
The huge crowd clapped and joy was the sound-
It was noisy, and could be heard for miles all around.
.
And just about the time they got Spring out of that hole-
The flood came and the filling of that hole began to unfold.
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It was perfect timing for Spring would not have survived the
water in the hole-
What a great story, if only it could be retold.
.
By coincidence, just about that time a reporter just happened
to pass by-
And, to get most of the story, he did try.
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He was from Animal World News and as he listened to each detail-
He knew that this would make front page news without fail.
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This was a story that would travel around the world-
For heroes, such as this are newsworthy bound.
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To take the time to save someone you do not know-
Yes, this story was going to be big and continue to grow.
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Father Pigaloptus and Sister Mary Duckalou, and Spring,
all posed for their pictures with a smile-
For not to be rude was their natural style.
.
But, as far as publicity went, well they could do without-
For helping others for nothing, is what their lives were all
about.
.
Helping others who are in need was the reason why Father
Pigaloptus and Sister Mary Duckalou becamce a Priest and
a Nun-
For they had decided between the two of them they could
get a lot of work done.
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Whether they had a story written about them or not they
could not care-
Because saving and taking care of people was their
regular fare.
.
But, the reporter from ANW insisted, so they did as they were
told-
Giving no thought as to whether or not fame or fortune would
unfold.
.
The crowd gathered around and they were all so amazed too-
Of how Father Pigaloptus and Sister Mary Duckalou had helped
Spring to get through.
.
A special dinner would be in store for heroes such as this-
Of course, now that is something that Father Pigaloptus would
not want to miss.
.
After this special dinner Father Pigaloptus and Sister Mary Duckalou
took a long walk-
And, during this walk, they had a serious talk.
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Sister Mary Duckalou did not know the country quite well-
She had just been visiting, and only planned to stay for a
spell.
.
But, while having this walk and talk with Father Pigaloptus, she
decided to stay a little longer-
For the work they they could do together, would certainly
make the life in Vietnam a whole lot stronger.
.
She loved the people and their way of life-
She wanted to do what she could to end any type of strife.
.
Sister Mary Duckalou was the one who always knew what to
do-
But, on some occasions, she needed Father Pigaloptus to
help her get through.
.
Such as the case was when they saved Spring in that great big
hole-
Without that dig, and that holding on, that miracle was not
possible to unfold.
.
Together, they did their best-
And, surely God did the rest.
.
Father Pigaloptus agreed but although he did help and make
things right-
Without Sister Mary Duckalou’s determination and beak, the
situation would not have come to light.
.
Her beak alone could not reach deep-
But, together, much results they did reap.
.
Now some might think it strange for a pig and a duck to
work together-
But, as time went on, the situation, appeared to be for
so much the better.
.
A new team had been formed that would last a lifetime
to make for a better day-
Father Pigaloptus and Sister Mary Duckalou became
best friends, who met in the month of May.
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“IF SOMEONE IS HURT HELP MUST ALWAYS BE FOUND-
CALL 911 IF AN ADULT HAPPENS NOT TO BE AROUND.”
-2011-

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose (If Only We Could Educate The Pets About Thunderstorms)

 
I remember being woke up, in the middle, of a deep sleep, by loud thunder.
It felk like it went straight through my body.

It scared me seriously, but I quickly regained my senses, as I had the knowledge,
to know what it was, and where it came from.

This is not the case, of our pets. They hear something coming at them, in a
dangerous tone, and don’t have the comprehension, to know what it is all about.
The fear in many of them are sad.

One dog I know begins to shake even before the storm gets going. He can feel some
type of pressure, and he immediately begins to shake from fear. His owner has a heads
up, in regards, to any rain beginning to drop.

Another dog I know paces back and forth, looking for an out, or a way to battle that
crashing noise. This goes on until the storm takes its course. There is a final relaxation,
until the next episode.

Obviously it doesn’t matter what size the dog is as the fear remains the same.

Luna, my granddaughter’s dog is huge. Gentle, at heart, but carries a big body, and has
a big head. She doesn’t like thunder either.

So when I saw a selfie of them together during the last thunderstorm, I could see how
they handled the situation.

They were both in the bed, all covered and snuggled, with only their heads sticking out,
comforting each other during every boom.

“If only we could all hideaway-

On the very next thunderstorm day.”

-2016-
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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose (Saboux)

Saboux wasn’t just a regular pigeon-

For he liked to get his daily tasks done.

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He would first open up his eyes-

To see what was going on, to see if there was a surprise.

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For where he lived there were several folks walking around-

And in the mornings, he didn’t know which ones would first be found.

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The first thing that he would do is to jump off of his stick-

To land at the bottom of his cage, which was an easy trick.

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And then he would head on over to his water bowl-

That would be freshly changed daily, and was always cold.

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His food bowl was next in line-

Filled with treats, he would always find.

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And then he would flutter his wings-

This was one of Saboux’s favorite things.

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And then he would jump back up on his stick to wait-

For every morning, he would have a special date.

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With his human Mother that would always get him out-

To love and hold him, for a long time, without a doubt.

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He then got to run around for quite a while-

He would strut in the kitchen, in grand style.

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And if his human Mother was at the computer, it was always a treat-

For he would walk on over to her, and fly, to land on her feet.

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And then she would pick him up, once again-

With more time, together, for them to spend.

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A good head rub and a body one too-

Everything was going well and usual, as far as Saboux could tell.

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Saboux wasn’t just a regular pigeon-

For he liked to get his daily tasks done.

-2016-

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose ( Howie and Lily)

Howie and Lily were two baby ducks loved much by their human mother-

Who cared for them, in special ways, like no other.

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For she would hold them, and let them play outside-

They would swim in a pool, and walk together side by side.

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She protected them as best as she could-

To ensure their safety, she went the length, as she should.

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But on one sunny day, a strange thing occurred-

That would cause havoc, and all their lives would be stirred.

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Howie and Lily were playing outside, and their human mother stepped inside for a sec-

And immediately, she heard a call for help, an emergency, she could detect.

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As she stepped back out, she saw the fluttering of huge wings, as the vulture flew away-

She only saw its back, and became hysterical is about all that one could say.

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For as she looked for Howie and Lily, Howie was nowhere to be seen-

The vulture must have taken him, directly from the scene.

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Lily stood alone, and her human mother did not know what to do-

Howie must have been taken away, for these ducks always stood two by two.

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Cries were heard from this human mother, for her baby was gone-

And as she cried, she held Lily, as she checked the vicinity of the lawn.

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She wished she had not stepped inside, for anything at all, and watched her babies outside-

Her emotions and anxiety, were now in full ride.

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                  She looked to the skies, and knew that Howie would never come back-

Poor Lily, her life would have a hole, that would never be intact.

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And just as she got ready to go inside, with her one baby duck-

A miracle happened, this human mother had a second chance at luck.

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For Howie made a noise, and was suddenly found-

He had gone under the front porch steps, finally coming around.

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He must have been so scared that he headed quickly that way-

And didn’t make a noise, until he thought, maybe, that the danger had gone away.

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Lucky for them all, the vulture only had his eye, on the one-

And didn’t pursue Lily, who just stood still, and didn’t get much running for cover done.

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Now the three spend their days outside together, with no other tasks to be had-

As they enjoy their good moments, and put away the bad.

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Howie and Lily were two baby ducks loved much by their human mother-

Who cared for them, in special ways, like no other.

-2016-

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose (Not A Single Wash Rag)

There was a time, for the old woman, when she had been poor-

Going through a hard time, things were simply hard to endure.

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She remembered not being able to afford a single wash rag-

Had she gone, into the department store, she would have come out with an empty bag.

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And as time went on, she began to see better days-

She worked hard, and continued to scrimp and save in many ways.

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She never expected to be rich, but to simply get along-

To pay what had to be paid, with a bit leftover, was her theme song.

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And then there came a day when she rewarded herself, with a special gift-

She bought herself a DOZEN bath towels, with matching wash rags, what a lift!

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There was a time, for the old woman, when she had been poor-

Going through a hard time, things were simply hard to endure.

-2016-

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose (Just For A Little While)

I was going to write for just a little while-

Of course, in my very own style.

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And as I continued to write, the time flew by-

To wrap it up, I’d give it my best try.

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But at this moment I just couldn’t stop-

The ideas kept coming, they would not drop.

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So I kept on writing, until I was no longer inspired-

I wrote until I became unbearably tired.

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I was going to write for just a little while-

Of course, in my very own style.

-2016-

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose (Never Thought I’d See It Again)

I can remember when-

I thought that I’d never see it again.

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For when it went away-

It was a long ago day.

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And as time went on-

It was even further, in time, that it had been gone.

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I had almost forgotten about it, a natural thing to do-

Until that tiny sprout happened to peep through.

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A cherished plant that I never dreamed would come back-

Must have gotten some kind of signal and was back on track.

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I wasn’t expecting this, and it was a surprise-

Now I had the chance to watch it grow again, full size.

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I can remember when-

I thought that I’d never see it again.

-2016-

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