Marilyn Lott

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Neck Of The Chicken - Poem by Marilyn Lott

Families come and families go continually
But some things are similar it seems
Get-to-gathers important to have
Talk about work and maybe some dreams

Big family dinners back in the day
Pot lucks I remember so well
Grandma in her wraparound apron
Her favorite food you could always tell

For grandma always went out of her way
To ‘reserve’ the part she liked best
And what was that piece of food you ask?
What was grandma’s quest?

“Leave that neck of the chicken for me, ”
She’d holler from across the room
Or sometimes she’d take a single fork
And stab it, and it couldn’t be too soon

We’d smile at the determination she had
For we’d never stand in the way
Of grandma and her neck of the chicken
And we knew it would stay that way

Even though Grandma left us years ago
Another generation has come and gone
When I see a neck of the chicken
It’s on the end of grandma’s fork prong!


Comments about Neck Of The Chicken by Marilyn Lott

  • Kim Barney (5/29/2017 2:20:00 PM)

    A delightful poem, my friend. I stumbled across it because I was looking for my own poem called 'Chicken Necks'.
    Quite a coincidence that both poems involve older ladies, your grandmother and my step-mother, who lived to be in her nineties. I guess chicken necks must be good for you!
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  • (6/10/2009 4:49:00 AM)

    Cunning old Grandma! I haven't heard of a chicken neck being a gourmand's delight in Australia, but the wishbone was what the Australian devourers wanted! Chicken was only served at Christmas time, and now the wish bone has lost its spell. Great work Marilyn. Have a wish on me for your delightful, humorous piece of nostalgia.! 10 Karin Anderson. (Report)Reply

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  • (6/9/2009 1:40:00 PM)

    ''Big family dinners back in the day
    Pot lucks I remember so well
    Grandma in her wraparound apron
    Her favorite food you could always tell''
    meaningful to read
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  • (6/9/2009 1:31:00 PM)

    good warm memory nice (Report)Reply

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  • Ashraful Musaddeq (6/9/2009 1:19:00 PM)

    You have wonderfully composed this poem with keen zeal.
    Amazing poem,10+++
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 9, 2009



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