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The Rooster

He strutted ‘cross the barnyard tall and proud,
away from all the bustle of the crowd;
the other roosters in the yard felt cowed,
to him they meekly stepped aside and bowed.

Rhode Island Red to others he was known;
the yard’s top bird, to all he wanted shown.
One day a pullet walking on her own
approached red rooster standing all alone.

     “Dear sir you’re quite the standout in this room
      all smartly clad and dressed in bright red plume
      and standing by yourself may I assume
      you’re unattached and lonely, I presume.”

              Replied the rooster, “Dear cannot you see,
              that others always step aside for me,
              and I’m the one, I think you would agree
              that any hen I wanted, it would be.”

     “Oh, really,” she replied with snarky grin,
     “then why I ask your party seems quite thin,
      and I’m the only caller who’s within;
      perhaps it’s time that you and I begin.” 

             “My dear young hen you’re simply not my type;
              you’re far too ordinary is my gripe,
              and I prefer a hen who’s much more ripe
              for I must always live up to my hype.”

     “I see you standing proudly in your frock,
      and I can see you’ve been around the block;
      you’re nothing but an old conceited cock,
      and you deserve a nagging hen to rock.”


June 27, 2019

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Date: 1/10/2020 9:42:00 AM
Most entertaining. I had a Rhode Island Red Rooster when I was young and he was as mean as hell.
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John Gondolf
Date: 1/10/2020 10:33:00 AM
Thanks, Michael, I'm glad you enjoyed my little tale. Yes, roosters can be mean. John
Date: 1/10/2020 7:02:00 AM
John I really enjoyed this one! Congrats on your HM!;)
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John Gondolf
Date: 1/10/2020 10:33:00 AM
Thank you, Bren! Hugs
Date: 10/6/2019 11:01:00 AM
John, your personification is wonderful and delightful to read. Congratulations on your Podium Place in Brian's FFI Blog Series today.
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John Gondolf
Date: 10/6/2019 12:26:00 PM
Thank you, Constance! It seems like you and Wendy are dominating Brian's Blog FFI Series. Tania and I have had several selected, I wonder if anyone else is even participating? Poetry hugs my friend, John
Date: 7/21/2019 3:44:00 PM
This is so fun and entertaining John, congratulations on your first place win!
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John Gondolf
Date: 7/21/2019 3:53:00 PM
Thank you so much, Tania, I’m glad you enjoyed my story. John
Date: 7/20/2019 8:08:00 PM
The Rooster has Won!!! Yippee!!! You have too, my dear friend. :) Congratulations John. I am smiling. :) Brandy
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Date: 7/21/2019 7:11:00 AM
Thank you, Brandy, I always enjoy hearing from you. All my best. John
Date: 7/20/2019 12:18:00 PM
What a creative, entertaining poem you have written, John! I thoroughly enjoyed it! Congrats on your top win! :)
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Date: 7/20/2019 12:31:00 PM
Thank you so much, Laura, I'm glad you enjoyed my little story. John
Date: 7/20/2019 12:17:00 PM
back to say congrats on your win my friend! :) hugs
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Date: 7/20/2019 12:24:00 PM
Thank you, Sandy! Hugs
Date: 7/20/2019 11:23:00 AM
This is so fun. Great writing! Congrats on your win.
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John Gondolf
Date: 7/20/2019 11:38:00 AM
Thank you, Jeanne, I'm glad you enjoyed my little story. John
Date: 7/20/2019 11:02:00 AM
I absolutely loved this, John:-) So masterfully done! Great storytelling. Congrats on your top win in my contest!
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Date: 7/20/2019 11:36:00 AM
Thanks so much, Edward, I'm glad you enjoyed my little tale. Thanks for hosting this fun contest. John
Date: 7/4/2019 6:49:00 PM
Hello John Gondolf, I think she put him in his place. have a nice evening my friend.
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John Gondolf
Date: 7/4/2019 7:38:00 PM
Thank you so much, Darlene, I appreciate you. John
Date: 7/1/2019 7:47:00 PM
John, you are a great storyteller!
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John Gondolf
Date: 7/1/2019 9:02:00 PM
Thank you, Kim, I appreciate it. Your thoughts bring a smile. John
Date: 7/1/2019 3:07:00 PM
Beautiful poem, John! They say that pride goeth before the fall.
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John Gondolf
Date: 7/1/2019 8:56:00 PM
Thanks, Ralph, glad you enjoyed it. John
Date: 7/1/2019 1:42:00 AM
Oh my John, this was simply delightful. I love the way roosters strut their stuff. You have captured the spirit of this animal to a tee! I must put this gem in my Faves my friend! I hope Edward appreciates it as much as I do! I hope to see it a top winner! : ) xxoo
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John Gondolf
Date: 7/1/2019 4:28:00 AM
Thank you for the wonderful comments, Connie, I appreciate it. And thanks for putting it into your favorites. All the best my friend. John
Date: 6/30/2019 9:20:00 PM
A wonderful story, highlighted in bright fun words. Excellent poem. Ann
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John Gondolf
Date: 6/30/2019 9:30:00 PM
Thank for, Ann, I’m glad you had fun with my humorous tale. All the best. John
Date: 6/30/2019 1:55:00 PM
He certainly is full of himself! This was great personification, John.
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John Gondolf
Date: 6/30/2019 2:02:00 PM
Thank you, Andrea, I appreciate your comments and visit. John
Date: 6/29/2019 2:10:00 PM
LOL LOL - you made me laugh so much John - this poems is such fun and the last verse says it all - well penned - should be a win for sure! Hugs, Jennifer.
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John Gondolf
Date: 6/29/2019 2:21:00 PM
Thank you, Jenn, I'm glad I brought you some laughter today. Sometimes poetry should just be fun, right? All my best to you. Hugs, John
Date: 6/29/2019 12:33:00 PM
i must admit you made me laugh at the end....cute rooster story, best of luck to you in the contest although i think this one will do rather well! :) hugs
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John Gondolf
Date: 6/29/2019 12:50:00 PM
Thank you, Sandy, I've know a few pompous, conceited people like this in my life. I always enjoy seeing them get put in their place. John
Date: 6/27/2019 8:33:00 PM
:) I am softly giggling. This is soooo cute and soooo clever. Very Creative my dear friend. Love this HEN putting Him in His Place. The Rooster with Attitude!! I must save this to read again, when I need a good laugh. :) Brandy
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John Gondolf
Date: 6/27/2019 8:58:00 PM
Thank you for your thoughts, B, sometimes a pompous, conceited rooster needs to be put in his place. Glad you enjoyed my sense of humor. John
Date: 6/27/2019 2:15:00 PM
excellent entry, john! i enjoyed every verse! best of luck in the contest...
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John Gondolf
Date: 6/27/2019 2:21:00 PM
Thanks so much, Ilene, I'm glad you enjoyed it. All the best. John
Date: 6/27/2019 9:29:00 AM
Love the humour John, still a hint of romance in it though lol. Good luck. Tom
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John Gondolf
Date: 6/27/2019 9:46:00 AM
Thanks, Tom, I appreciate your comments. John
Date: 6/27/2019 7:55:00 AM
you had me laughing out loud with your humourous rhyme John, good luck in the contest:-) hugs Jan xx
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John Gondolf
Date: 6/27/2019 8:02:00 AM
Thanks, Jan, something a little different from my pen. I'm glad I brought some laughter to you this morning. All my best. John