Burton sat upon the coop
to get a better view
the chickens
down below him
were all he ever knew
he felt that there was
more to life
than scratching
on the ground
he wanted to go west
you see
and take a look around
he didn't mind the heckling
his friends were tried and true
they simply all
called out to him
to see what he would do
he flapped his wings
and took the leap
then fell straight down
without a peep
his friends
they gathered
around him
to see if he
was dead
then a chicken
walked out from
the crowd and shook
his pure white head
he stared
right into
Burton's face
and let out
quite a sigh
it's time
to tell you Burton
that chickens



Peer pressure most fowl
flock of dumb clucks
spurring him on little chicken shits

Alektrophobia it was not
But he was about to chicken out
he was more likely to lay an egg
than fly the coop

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15 Responses to Chicken

  1. Cubby says:

    LOL I’m loving these chicken series. Excellent poems. Your drawings really are whimsically wonderful.

  2. Thank you…feel free to join in. It’s chickens for awhile, that’s for sure. I’m trying to learn how to cut and past and it’s taking forever but…eventually I’ll get it. Send a poem if you want to get in on it:)

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  4. Oh, Gigi! Burton’s story is adorable 🙂

  5. bgbowers says:

    I love chickens 🙂 Awesome art and poems! Keep them coming 🙂

  6. That would be excellent:) I need to retake the photographs. My flash was off and the pictures are too dark. Send me your poem… the next chapter of Nightlife sucks is on line.

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