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Another Chicken Story

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Another Chicken Story

A determined chicken collector and her obliging spouse
Reside in a small town, inside a quaint sort-of HEN house
High upon a mountain top covered with melting snow
Displays of ceramic chickens, last count was ninety or so

A colorful brood of biddies, bantam silks and pompous hens
Perched on sills and everywhere between the Rhode Island Reds
The black cast-iron weather vane sits on the roof outside
The rooster that is welded on, quite a windy ride

A hoard arranged on counters, gently placed in rows
Silent as they cluck and strut in every kind of chicken pose
All styles and breeds imaginable from ceiling to the floor
Each room parades a show of cock-a-doodles galore

I’m not taking any chances when I wander through this coop
When chickens start cluckin’, ceramic feathers I’ll be pluckin’
While I’m cooking chicken soup 




*Dedicated to my sister who collects ceramic chickens 

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  1. Date: 4/20/2014 3:46:00 PM
    Adorable, I wondered with the title what you would write, and you sure did not disappoint!!!!

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 4/20/2014 10:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    arthur ...thank you very much !
  1. Date: 1/2/2014 10:13:00 AM
    Karen- this is a delightful poem! I loved the entire poem, but that last line got me really smiling..terrific! Barbara Boyd

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 1/2/2014 11:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Barbara, thank you for the lovely comment.
  1. Date: 1/1/2014 9:45:00 PM
    This is very entertaining. It reminds me of my grandmother, who had a rather large collection of poultry knick-knacks herself!

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 1/1/2014 9:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    The chicken theme seems to be very popular. Thank you for commenting !
  1. Date: 11/10/2013 1:13:00 PM
    :) even tho im a vegetarian...I find this very funny, almost in a Stephen King short story kind of way~ all the ceramics come to life, and its a fight to the death lol...amusing!

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 11/10/2013 1:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Gina, very much appreciate you sharing your perspective :)
  1. Date: 11/4/2013 10:47:00 AM
    Ha, I'm sure she got a kick out of this one! What an imagination on you Karen. Very nice! MC

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 11/10/2013 1:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi MC, thank you for enjoying my attempt at chickens in sci-fi :)
  1. Date: 11/1/2013 12:40:00 PM
    OH! I AM SO IN THERE.GL

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 11/1/2013 12:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    GL, thank you :)
  1. Date: 10/31/2013 7:17:00 AM
    This is absolutely delightful Miss Karen! I know all about collectors... members of my family collect frogs, bells, and miscellaneous other stuff! I was a collector of baseball cards have over 200 thousand until I sold the whole collection! Lovely write, Karen... hugs xoxox

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 10/31/2013 7:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Jack, thank you for sharing. I'm glad you enjoyed the poem and that all those chickens could be a source of inspiration :)
  1. Date: 10/30/2013 7:32:00 PM
    Nice poem... nice rhyme... Terry (& funny)

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 10/31/2013 7:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Terry, thanks again :)
  1. Date: 10/21/2013 5:24:00 PM
    Oh Karen...glad I came by...I have chickens...ceremac. and real!!! Clucking all over the yard....my turkey platter even has a chicken not a turkey...awesome poem.....:-)

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 10/22/2013 12:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Donna, I secretly like my sister's roost of ceramic chickens. I tease her about them all the time. Thank you for commenting
  1. Date: 10/17/2013 11:54:00 PM
    There's a smile on my face. Good job and well done. I just knew it had to end with eating a bird. I have some in the fridge ready for supper tomorrow. Thanks again for making me smile. Rockman :-)

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 10/18/2013 12:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thank you :)
  1. Date: 10/14/2013 8:32:00 PM
    ha ha I love it Karen, it was nice reading your comment the other day... glad i spotted this one, makes me want chicken soup right now.... hugs...Linda

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 10/14/2013 10:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It''s the time of year for chicken soup !
  1. Date: 10/13/2013 5:55:00 PM
    Well done! A great rhyme, Karen :)

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 10/13/2013 5:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for all of the nice comments today. Much appreciated :)
  1. Date: 10/13/2013 8:22:00 AM
    Excellent. Well penned. Enjoyed. Tfs

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 10/13/2013 10:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ravi, thank you for the visit :)
  1. Date: 10/12/2013 12:59:00 PM
    It was so much fun reading this one again. I hope my greeting finds you well and enjoying the sunshine.

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 10/13/2013 10:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Richard, thank you for stopping by to say hello !
  1. Date: 10/12/2013 6:16:00 AM
    Love the humour running through this Karen Rhode island reds my favouriite hen much enjoyed reading well penned Shadow x smile

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 10/13/2013 10:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Shadow, thanks for stopping by. Your comments are appreciated :)
  1. Date: 10/11/2013 5:52:00 PM
    Karen---Enjoyed the wit and humor in this one! Great job, Julie :-)

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 10/13/2013 10:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the appreciative words :)
  1. Date: 10/11/2013 5:47:00 PM
    This makes me smile, we all have a wee bit of eccentricity in us, so hers is chickens, does she have a wide assortment of ceramic eggs to go along with them? lol Thanks Karen for the chuckle xxx

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 10/12/2013 4:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for commenting. I believe she does have a ceramic egg or two :)
  1. Date: 10/10/2013 10:18:00 PM
    I was wondering if this was a place that sold them as well, but if it is your sister, I take it she keeps them all. It's great to have a collection so extensive that you can display and be this proud of them. I enjoyed this read.

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 10/12/2013 11:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    She collects chickens from everywhere she visits and has for years. :)
  1. Date: 10/3/2013 3:22:00 PM
    What a wonderful write and well penned my dear friend and do visit some of works if you care. Love chicken soup....deliciuso. Here is a site you can use to generate income,its real and I guarantee you will love it just click on the link,when u hv registered,you go to the other one. Its business link. http://Fun4Days.Com/?share=199457. http://Fun4Days.com/sms/sms.php?share=199457. Have a lovely venture. Love, Bob.

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 10/12/2013 11:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for commenting :)
  1. Date: 10/1/2013 6:03:00 AM
    That's so funny. Nothing like a little satire...and cooking chicken soup is such a great ending! Ever have a ceramic egg sandwhich?

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 10/1/2013 8:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi David, thank you for the imaginative comment. Don't think I've ever seen/or hear of a Ceramic Chicken sandwich, until now :)
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