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.