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Ode to Willy

Ode to Willy

Of seven children I have one
Whose brand new sport is chickens.
She raises them like children
She even makes them listen.
A mother hen herself
She has a coop and light
In hopes these hens will lay
She leaves it on all night.
She’s named them all, and sings to them
And they all start to sway
The hens all plucked the rooster
So he would stay away.
With all his feathers bare
No meds could save this brewster
The only choice to shoot him
This helpless naked rooster.
And with the rifle shot him
He stood there nice and calm
He didn’t move a muscle
He watched and looked forlorn.
They missed him twice
And could not believe
The rooster still
Stood on his feet.
By now they’re getting silly
Did not want to kill him really
Took one more shot
And knocked him out
And that was the end of Willy.

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  1. Date: 3/22/2010 1:37:00 PM
    sings to them And they all start to sway- very good story Congrats

  1. Date: 3/21/2010 8:04:00 PM
    Jeralynn, Congratulations on this awesome poem. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 3/20/2010 11:01:00 AM
    Hey, this almost sounds like it is true, the way you mention your children and one loves chickens! anyway, you did really well and I am glad you placed in the contest. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 3/20/2010 8:03:00 AM
    I like this one a lot, Jeralynn! Congrats on your success in the contest. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/20/2010 6:49:00 AM

  1. Date: 3/20/2010 5:30:00 AM
    Congratulations on your success in my contest, Jeralynn. Poor Willy...too much rooster-ing for his own good. Thank you for entering. Smiles, Dane Ann Poor

  1. Date: 3/13/2010 5:02:00 PM
    well, gosh, that poor poor willy. Good luck with this enjoyable chicken poem, Jeralynn, and thanks for your congratulations to me, LUv, andrea

  1. Date: 3/13/2010 3:51:00 PM
    funny!! poor willy--guess he figured life wasn;t worth it being hen pecked/plucked and all!! LOL ("v")

  1. Date: 3/13/2010 11:17:00 AM
    FREE WILLY !!! Youre finally free little buddy! No more damned hen pecking!! congrats to you! This to me is actually a sad write but at least poor Willy suffers no more.Getting pretty soft hearted in my old age, I guess. Very well written Jeralynn...- Robert

  1. Date: 3/13/2010 7:03:00 AM
    Oh, Jeralynn, this is so cute! Just wish they hadn't shot Willy. What a fun activity for your daughter to pursue. Dane Ann will love this one too. She has chickens and really seems to "love" each of them. Nice work! Love, Carolyn