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THE HOME ADVANTAGE

THE HOME ADVANTAGE

Goose family won’t stay

With transients who’ll fly away…

Transients eat grassy

Morsels that taste nasty,

The family waddles away!

Home advantage is knowing

Where tastier grass is growing…

Near the back gate

Is grass they ate,

Keeps their stomachs from groaning!

Transients do fly away,

Finding less anti-goose spray…

The family’s secure

And will endure

Despite being chased away.

–Jonathan Caswell

DOWN TO ONE LEFT.

DOWN TO ONE LEFT

The goose family ambled by,

It’s a wonder Momma didn’t cry…

She’s fledged all her young

Excepting one,

Emptying the season’s supply!

A literal empty nest

Puts parent love to the test…

If geese do fine

We shouldn’t malign

Challenges faced by the rest.

–Jonathan Caswell

FAR AFIELD

FAR AFIELD

The regular Postal guy

Asked me if the young geese could fly…

I couldn’t see

Them hiding from me,

Goose Management probably was why.

While closing gates I spotted

The goose family out-trotted…

Their plumage was there

To soon take to air,

Exactly as Management plotted!

Soon all will be chased away,

Momma with a broken wing may stay…

Perhaps picked up

By a rent-a-goose truck,

And given a breeding okay?

–Jonathan Caswell

TAKE A GANDER OF GEESE

TAKE A GANDER OF GEESE

Our goose family split,

The Postman observed…

An adult with four youngsters in Upper Lot

And the other with two tikes to serve.

Each adult circled their group

Around to our walkway grass….

United once again,

The family walked fast.

To the Back Gate they went

And easily ducked beneath…

Headed for the “back forty”

And more delicacies to eat.

–Jonathan Caswell

WHAT A PITY!

WHAT A PITY!

One goose family has six

Little darlings marching betwixt….

Their Mom and Dad,

For some it is sad

Knowing that soon they’ll be nixed.

Atlantic Goose Management here,

Will drive off our flocks with fear….

They’re siccing dogs*

To clear bogs,

Some of us will be shedding tears!

–Jonathan Caswell

* Or…”sicking the dogs”…either spelling is used.