the rooster and the hen–dVerse Meeting the Bar

the rooster and the hen

the rooster was a cocky sort;
he loved to strut and preen
and flaunt his feathers so to court
a lowly, ugly hen.

his brilliant colors—orange and gold—
were truly to be noted,
but mrs. hen thought him too bold,
his ego, way too bloated.

but when she saw him walking fast
across the busy road,
she knew his vanity’d not last,
thanks to the semi’s load.

she felt regret when it went down
amidst a spray of feathers,
but still she caught one with her beak
and stuck it in his “nethers.”

I’m hosting today at dVerse Meeting the Bar and thought it may be time for a bit of humor, since autumn seems to have brought out the melancholic and spooky. Please drop by for a poem or ten, bring one of your own and enjoy some laughter. I have no idea where this one came from…unless it was the tin sculpture on our fireplace mantel.




16 thoughts on “the rooster and the hen–dVerse Meeting the Bar

  1. Baydreamer says:

    Loved the poem and the smiles, Victoria!


  2. Another victory for the female.


  3. kaykuala h says:

    Poor thing
    Such an ending!
    But still a lot of cheer
    in a serious matter



  4. amplewoman says:

    Thanks for the imagery and the laugh.


  5. Misky says:

    Excellent. LOL!


  6. lynn__ says:

    cluck, cluck…a tragic ending indeed!


  7. Thank you for the cheer-up call, here and at dVerse.


  8. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    Much like the cocky attitude of most men 🙂 love the sparkling humor in this one! Beautifully executed 😀

    Lots of love,


  9. Kate Mia says:

    Ah.. the cautious Rooster
    stays in the hen peck
    way.. hmm.. the
    brave rooster
    umm.. to
    live bright..
    to live feathered
    darker.. a choice..
    a will of now forever..:)


  10. kanzensakura says:

    Oh this is truly funny! and the illustration made me laugh out loud! thank you for this prompt.


  11. Bodhirose says:

    That cocky attitude seems to be the downfall of a lot of males…too bad. Cute one, Victoria!


  12. Grace says:

    Love the humor and in a way, meaning to living a life not to strut and preen ~ When your vanity is leading you on, one will not surely last ~


  13. Mary says:

    Poor rooster…..if only he had been happy with his place in life & not wanted to see what was on the other side, he would still have been alive!


  14. Ha.. love this.. we both seem to be target the stupidity in the vanity of some men… I think your rhymes and rhythm greatly enhanced the strutting of the cocky rooster..


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