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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: 1/3/2015 6:59:00 AM
    Oooh! How sad! I looovvveeedddd this poem! Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 1/3/2015 4:16:00 AM
    Congs andrea, you're winner with this poem Love Bryan.. xoxox

  1. Date: 1/3/2015 1:23:00 AM
    I love this Story Andrea and congrats on your worthy win...huggs

  1. Date: 1/2/2015 2:04:00 AM
    Humorous but speaks volumes...something deep. Happy on your win. Love---rajat

  1. Date: 1/2/2015 12:41:00 AM
    Andrea, if you weren't a poet you could be a comedian. You know how to perfectly measure a humorous delivery. Congrats on your fabulous win!

  1. Date: 1/1/2015 7:30:00 PM
    Such an amusing write Andrea - many congrats on your win:-) Hugs jan xx

  1. Date: 1/1/2015 6:55:00 PM
    ANDREA, thank you for supporting one of the many, contest I ran last year. Dropping by to say hi in hopes you are enjoying the first day of 2015 :) :) Stop by my latest blog "You Call This Poetry" if you'd like. Enjoy the win, I sure did. Love Linda

  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?