‘Chicken Frost’ by Don Shook The Society July 17, 2013 Humor, Poetry 3 Comments The chicken crossed the road I heard. Which was so silly, so absurd, Especially for so dumb a bird. But when she started to come back She met an eighteen-wheeler Mack That smacked her with a great big whack! Then squawking, flapping in the air The chicken cried out in despair, “Why did I journey over there?” The moral is if where you’ve been Is safe and sound, remember then, Stay there and the road not take, hen. Don Shook, past president of the Fort Worth Poetry Society, was also founder and head of The Actors Company, one of the nation’s leading theater companies. He is a writer, actor, director and producer who has performed in theatre, film and television across the country, including an opera performance at Carnegie Hall, He is the author of a recently published novel “Bluehole” and three poetry books, “Sheep Got Teeth”, “Sheep Got Teeth Too” and “Sheep Still Got Teeth”, and was selected as 2009 Senior Poet Laureate of Texas. Featured Image: “Coop the Chicken” by Kay Wyne. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 3 Responses James Ph. Kotsybar July 17, 2013 COOPED UP TOO LONG — James Ph. Kotsybar The spirit of adventuring is really not so dumb a thing; for her it was no longer spring. No one had ever thought her brave. “You’re just a chicken,” they would rave. Her reputation she would save. So venturing from her abode, she braced for a true episode and valiantly she crossed the road It wasn’t that she left her den; the fault encountered by this hen was trying to go back again. Reply James Ph. Kotsybar July 17, 2013 I noticed that according to the clocks that register when a post was made and when my comment was made, I’ve either time travelled or the laws of cause and effect have broken down. (I commented a full six hours before the post was made.) Reply Evan Mantyk July 17, 2013 Hi James, Thanks! I’ll check with our tech guy. If you have any ideas (any experience on WordPress?) on how to fix I would be interested. Evan Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.