Chicken Rights …[ Semi-True; Civil Rights; Chicken-Farming; Humor; Personal ] Poem by Bri Edwards

Chicken Rights …[ Semi-True; Civil Rights; Chicken-Farming; Humor; Personal ]

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Here in Fortuna, northern California,
chickens demand their "civil rights".
They ‘cluck': "If we don't get our rights,
there'll be some very nasty fights! "

This year my mate bought 6 tiny chicks,
just one day "from the chicken shell".
She's slaved two months to feed them,
and scoop their foul fowl poop as well.

My mate's goal is to have organic eggs,
……for years, to her (& me?) , provided.
But the six (against one)want their "freedoms";
on their rights these six chicks have decided.


The Bill of Chicken Rights

The RIGHT to lay just 1 egg per day, and
JUST 4 days per week.

The RIGHT to fresh nesting material; dry
straw is what the "Chicks Union" does seek.

The RIGHT to feed freely on our land, and
also……on the land of our neighbors'! !


So, to avoid a court case, ….towards these
rights my wife now labors.

My mate may raise chicks if she insists,
but I recline in comfort, sipping tea, and
prop on a footrest my aging legs...AFTER...
I go to Ray's Grocery Store (nearby)for MY eggs.

(August …8th ….2020; edited today, August 24th)

Monday, August 24, 2020
Topic(s) of this poem: home
we both get our eggs at Ray's still, as the spunky chicks ain't laying any eggs yet


p.s. using "ain't" for aren't or isn't ain't proper, or that's what teachers used to say!
Khairul Ahsan 04 September 2020

Negotiating for or agreeing to any 'rights' is a tedious process. But writing a poem on it, as it seems as though, not so!

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Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 28 August 2020

This is the first time i hear of Chicken rights. They want their freedom, is it? As Kostas says it may not be easy to negotiate. An organic poem Bri.... :)

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Kostas Lagos 25 August 2020

Chickens ain't easy birds to negotiate with...Yes, I used " ain't "

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Bri Edwards 24 August 2020

Gee, Bri, this is a FANTASTIC POEM. To MyPoemList it goessssssssssssss. bri :)

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