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Bantam "Babe"

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Bantam "Babe"

Babe, she was a Bantam,
And lots of eggs she laid.
While others ruled the henhouse 
It was in the yard she stayed.

Harvey loved his favorite
And when he drank iced tea,
The hen hopped on the table 
And drank enough for three!

It was an odd activity,
After all she was a chicken.
But, Harvey loved her more than us.
Their friendship was a thick 'un.

If you wanted to visit Harvey,
In the backyard where he'd rather,
I'd suggest you learn to drink iced tea
And maybe grow some feathers!

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  1. Date: 5/30/2013 9:40:00 PM
    Ray, wow! I can't believe I forgot to thank you for the nice and silly poem you entered in my contest. A late late late CONGRATULATIONS. Thank you for the smirks and smiles your poem gave me while reading it. Hope you can forgive me, it is not like me to stoop low and diss all who support me or my contest. Even if I get no response, everyone still matters, and I try my best... Love love LINDA...

  1. Date: 5/25/2013 5:21:00 PM
    Now that's one phrase that won't come up in the rhyming dictionary if you look up "chicken"! Love it! Of course we have invited many chickens to our table also, but not for iced tea!

  1. Date: 5/23/2013 7:50:00 PM
    Big heartfelt congrats on your fabulous win my dear friend! This is really great and funny! Thanks for sharing and the smiles! love/hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 5/23/2013 10:16:00 AM
    yours is wonderful. Congrats on the win.

  1. Date: 3/21/2013 12:19:00 PM
    Loved this one! Congrats on the win.

  1. Date: 3/20/2013 4:53:00 PM
    Congrats, Ray. Well done. Nice going. Ralph

  1. Date: 3/19/2013 11:12:00 AM
    Love it Ray! Congrats

  1. Date: 3/19/2013 6:18:00 AM
    Congrats with your great win!

  1. Date: 3/19/2013 12:56:00 AM
    Many congrats for this babey write and win.

  1. Date: 3/18/2013 6:34:00 PM
    Ray, thanks for the chuckle and awesome poem.. always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 3/21/2010 7:40:00 PM
    Congratulations on #2 Ray. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 3/21/2010 4:40:00 PM
    Congratulations on your 2nd place in Dane Ann's contest, Ray!! Ruben.

  1. Date: 3/21/2010 8:52:00 AM
    Congrats Ray on another big win ..and 2nd place too..enjoy this wonderful victory win as I have enjoyed your write.. congrats ..again and again..luv.. "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 3/21/2010 12:52:00 AM
    Very clever, I think children would like this. congratulations on your success....cheers Margaret

  1. Date: 3/20/2010 10:35:00 AM
    This was very delightful. No wonder Dane Ann liked it so much Congatulations.Andrea

  1. Date: 3/20/2010 7:44:00 AM
    Very cute poem, Ray! Congratulations on taking second place in Dane Ann's contest. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/20/2010 6:40:00 AM
    Congrats on your placement.....Larry

  1. Date: 3/20/2010 5:51:00 AM
    Nice picture of friendship Congrats to you

  1. Date: 3/20/2010 5:42:00 AM
    Congratulaions Ray, A superb verse!!! Best Jeralynn

  1. Date: 3/20/2010 5:05:00 AM
    Ray, Congratulations on your success in my contest. I really love this one. I know what it feels like to love a chicken that much! Excellent emotion capture. Smiles, Dane Ann