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Chicken Little's Sad Demise

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Chicken Little's Sad Demise

(7/5 Trochee Poem)

Chicken  Little, thinking that
sky was soon to fall,
saw a mortuary and
crawled beneath a pall.

He was in a strange dark box
where a dead man lay.
Then before he knew it, they
hauled that box away!

He was moved, but that poor bird
couldn’t get a look,
for they’d closed the wooden lid,
Chicken Little shook.

When the casket got dropped down
in the ground so deep,
Chicken Little, very scared,
still made not one peep!

He was sure the sky fell down
when he heard the dirt
being shoveled over him.
This was gonna hurt!

Nothing happened, but he could
barely take in air.
Am I dying? Little thought:
Is the sky still there?

No more would the animals
hear poor “Little’s” call
warning them of tragedy
if the sky should fall.

Chicken Little never guessed
he was murdered by
that same earth he‘d walked upon, 
and not by the sky!

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  1. Date: 1/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
    lol.... now i know what to read to my kids tomorrow night... LOL... pd

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 10:47:00 PM
    Poor chicken little. You know now how I love poems about animals. My favorite animal to write about is the chicken. So of course I loved this poem.

  1. Date: 1/19/2011 6:10:00 AM
    Really a sad demise!---kashinath

  1. Date: 3/12/2010 4:14:00 PM
    Delightful amusing piece Andrea >> James

  1. Date: 3/10/2010 1:33:00 AM
    oh youchy!! Irony to the nth power with your write here, Andrea! Better not let the kids know of this version though ;) but I enjoyed this poem of yours, of course :) best of luck in the contest :) btw will check out your blog after this :)

  1. Date: 3/8/2010 7:27:00 PM
    7/5 Trochee...Wow! - Sad yet beautiful at the same time, Andrea...You are on a roll!! ...keep um' coming, my friend! - Tim

  1. Date: 3/7/2010 1:21:00 AM
    Hilarious! Amusing! Poor little chicken! : ) It smells like a winner! My best wishes. Ruben.

  1. Date: 3/6/2010 8:44:00 PM
    Very funny and very sad...enjoyed...Good luck in the contest...Marty

  1. Date: 3/5/2010 5:50:00 AM
    Lots of humor and pathos too. Love your sense of humor, kind of tongue in cheek. BIG LOVE, daver

  1. Date: 3/4/2010 4:52:00 PM
    Poor little chook. always worried about the sky falling in when other more pressing dangers are at hand. nicely done... In my Man Flu-furze is what we call Gorse or whin. gorse being a jaggy wild plant. thanks for reading Margaret

  1. Date: 3/4/2010 2:17:00 PM
    The end of Chicken Little!.....I always loved the cute but silly story of C. Little and you have penned it well Andrea. Love, Connie

  1. Date: 3/3/2010 2:22:00 PM
    Goodness poor baby! Light & Love from Henny Penny!

  1. Date: 3/3/2010 1:45:00 PM
    Flamboyant ..its right at the top after Archangels and Balance... OK?

  1. Date: 3/3/2010 11:16:00 AM
    So , it's dust to dust ??? KFC would not approve !!! . Clever piece , that will do well ..

  1. Date: 3/3/2010 11:11:00 AM
    On facebook just type in my name. Jimmy

  1. Date: 3/3/2010 10:16:00 AM
    wow. murdered by the same earth he walks on. not the sky. is that supposed to mean something. and this is cute, but scary with if the sky fell everything would be wet. -Always&Forever Lynette

  1. Date: 3/3/2010 7:25:00 AM
    Another amazing piece to enter in the contest .. I also like this one too.. good luck no matter which u enter.. will soup mail u soon... put together nicely ...luv.. Linda-Marie

  1. Date: 3/3/2010 5:54:00 AM
    funny take on a classic!

  1. Date: 3/3/2010 3:50:00 AM
    Too scary!! Buried alive in false belief...Keep the creative pen flowing. Good luck in the contest. Sara

  1. Date: 3/3/2010 2:09:00 AM
    Nice one, not familiar with this style, but works well with this type of story content poetry... Lovely writing again! Kindest thoughts, Anna-Marie.