Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 16,356 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

There Is A Rooster On The Roof - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Someone said,
Chickens will come home to roost.
And there is a rooster on the roof,
With binoculars laughing.

'I want some scrambled eggs made,
With toast and marmalade.'

Someone said,
He was too young to fish.
But with them he went fishing,
And came back with all the fish.

'Clean it and fry it up with wild rice.
Cook some collard greens,
And that will be real nice.'

Someone said a failure will be seen.
But they are not the ones,
Eating fish and greens.

And there's a rooster on the roof,
Croaking for chickens to lay their eggs.
And the young fisherman,
Bathes in accolades!

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Comments about There Is A Rooster On The Roof by Lawrence S. Pertillar

  • Rookie - 184 Points Brian Jani (7/10/2014 3:01:00 AM)

    what an amazing piece Mr pertillar.i can say its the best I've read today. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 3, 2009



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