There’s a goose in my yard

Hi everyone,


There’s a goose in my yard.

Now there are two.

Now there are three.
Dear me.

More keep coming —
Twelve, thirteen.
The grass is slick.
The walk is too.

What should I do?

More geese in my yard.
They brought their young.
They brought young dung.
They’re all passing
More than gas.
It smells like poo.

What should I do?

My yard is covered
With dozens of geese.
The grass is slick
With greenish grease.
Each time they walk
A step or two,
More poo.

What should I do?

Anybody want a goose,
Or five or ten or twenty?
I have plenty.

21 comments on “There’s a goose in my yard

  1. I think this is for our book. Hahahaha!
    xxxJane

    Goosey goosey gander,
    where do you wander,
    All around my front yard.
    I’m not growing fonder.

    Mama says we compost,
    Daddy says “Shoo!”
    Grandma says, “What a smell!”
    I say “Poo!”

    ©2018Jane Yolen all rights reserved

  2. I love animals and birds but I do know what is happening here as it happens by lakes, on golf courses, school yards, etc. They have to be chased. Some places get dogs to do the dirty deed. Connie Currie

    On Wed, May 16, 2018 at 01:01 AM, Children’s Author David L. Harrison’s Blog wrote:

    davidlharrison posted: “Hi everyone,

    There’s a goose in my yard.

    Now there are two.

    Now there are three. Dear me.

    More keep coming — Twelve, thirteen. The grass is slick. The walk is too.

    What should I do?

    More geese in my yard. They brought their yo”

    • So true, Connie. I don’t like to think about the floor of Goose Lake! The good news is that their droppings disintegrate rather quickly. They’re mostly water and plant fiber.

  3. Goose Lake?

    Goose poop on the landing,
    Goose poop in the yard.
    Goose poop makes spring walking,
    Mighty gross and hard!

    Perhaps this place was misnamed,
    some kind of sad mistake.
    Seems like it needs some changing…
    Now calling it “Poop Lake!”

    • Ha ha, Su! I fear you’re right! Still, from a public relations point of view, I think I’ll stick with the original. (:>

  4. Ducks are less messy! You could trade out 1 goose for 2 ducks, then you’d live at Duck-Duck-Goose lake! 😉

    • That might do it, Bryn! Sadly, they now think of me as the man with the garden hose in his hand so I fear I’ve created a bit of a reputation problem.

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