Saturday, 2 April 2011

Saturday Centus #47 I’m not a chicken

Jenny Matlock hosts this weekly meme. Thank you! J
Her challenge to participants is to use the prompt and up to 100 more words to produce a piece of writing in any style. This week’s objective is to write in rhyme! Click here to read more and perhaps be inspired to join in! The prompt is in red italics.

I’m not a chicken that clucks and pecks
All day in the dusty yard,
Munching on pellets and small insects 
And sometimes on fresh Swiss chard.

I am a bird of a kind, though now
I’m fairly long in the tooth –
More like an outmoded house Frau
Is rather nearer the truth.

Time was I was quite a neat young chick
But the years and the kids took their toll;
I think I’m becoming quite stoic
And life’s pretty good on the whole.

(79 words, discounting the prompt) 

19 comments:

  1. Now that's some impressive rhyming! :o)

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  2. Good to be a contented bird of whatever sort!
    Thanks for your comments re: Ofsted. How did your daughter's go?

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  3. Cute poem! You are a creative chick!

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  4. Hahaha ! excellent dear House Frau !! and ex chick !

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  5. I enjoyed reading that! You are quite clever, you know!

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  6. Thanks for visiting me. It's so nice to know I've not been forgotten. It seems an age since I've been functioning normally. I'm doing better each day and don't expect it to be a long recovery. But I did lose 7 lbs in one week. Good -- but I'd rather have done it another way! I will come back and comment on the poem. In the mean time I need to visit those wonderful bloggers who commented.

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  7. Children's school I mean!

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  8. Poems are fun! And after all, where would we be without the chicken ... or do I mean egg?

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  9. Cute and creative, Janice!

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  10. Really enjoyed reading that! Thank you - hope you're having a good weekend.

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  11. Apart from preferring 'Hausfrau' I'd think you've done very well here. And your last line sums it all up nicely.

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  12. Brilliant, I loved the rhyming, especially....

    "I’m not a chicken that clucks and pecks
    All day in the dusty yard,
    Munching on pellets and small insects
    And sometimes on fresh Swiss chard."

    Fresh sweet chard had me smiling, I loved it! :-)

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  13. Great job. You're rhyming skills are so good they gave me chills!

    Pat
    www.critteralley.blogspot.com

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  14. Super poem, and one I can identify with, being rather long in the tooth myself! What a cool meme this sounds to be...I must give it a try.

    Enjoy the rest of your Sunday...:)

    Lynette
    Imagination lane

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  15. Oh, what a clever, well written little poem ! I can relate to the whole premise...love it !!!

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  16. What a spectacular wrap up to a surprisingly interesting week of reading.

    I read this several times...love the poignant quality of it...and the truth in the simple words.

    This was my absolute favorite read for this week of centus. It has such a quality of truth to it.

    Thank you for sharing this.

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