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  • Crossroads


    When all of life was in the yard

    why did the chickens cross the road?

    Rhode Island Red and Wyandotte,

    "A chance," the whole coop said, "Why not?"

    as from the field across the way

    their eyes lit on the sheen of gold,

    sheaves that spelled out a tale of old;

    rustling ears, Centeotl ‘s sigh.

    "Sisters, sisters; here come and try

    Sweet Corn. Peck by peck bury me

    and I will come again, reborn

    from earth as in Tenochtitlan

    in an Indian Corn Sunami."

    Bold strut met tarmacadam way

    when round the bend a truck unbound

    pounced on poultry flailing to fly

    now finding out what was to pay

    for the Maize God's golden glory.

    "Dumb Clucks seeking a crock of gold.

    That's why chickens cain't cross the road!"

    A trucker's perk adds to the load.

    Case closed.

    Last edited by Johntee; 11-26-2018, 08:09 AM. Reason: Thumbnail added

  • #2
    Enjoyable musing here JT - artfully done!


    • Johntee
      Johntee commented
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      I was responding to a writing challenge
      "Why did the chicken cross the road"
      (a hoary old joke)
      and that's the second path it took.
      I think I'm seeing below freezing temperatures
      for you so I guess your expectations of Bob's
      "Reflections" have been fulfilled and worse.

    • RhymeLovingWriter
      RhymeLovingWriter commented
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      It is cold here (winter is nearing), but we only had about 1.5 inches of snow (as opposed to his 5 inches). The other photos I've been posting were from a snow a few weeks ago out at the farm - about 3-4 inches. It melted almost as quickly as it arrived then. Now, it's staying colder and will likely hang around.

  • #3
    The vultures feast on carrion

    A foolish leap of fate

    To prod and poke and carry on

    Of single minded paths retraced

    A tarred and feathered marathon

    Using greed to make the case

    To the older chickens looking on

    They feel a bit disgraced

    They’ve learned to look both ways


    • Johntee
      Johntee commented
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      Now you've outdone me
      my chagrin is plain to see

    • RhymeLovingWriter
      RhymeLovingWriter commented
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      Bravo divot!

  • #4
    (The double space and automatic central line positioning push me away from reading).