The Little Girl and Her Little Black Hens

This is me. I loved those little black hens. My mom told me how she refused to let me take one to bed with me.
This is me. I loved those little black hens. My mom told me how she refused to let me take one to bed with me. | Source

The Little Girl and Her Little Black Hens By Diana Pierce

A little girl plays with her little black hens every day on a farm.

Giggles put a spark in her eye as she carries them under her arm.

One is her guest to live in her dollhouse safely tucked under a tree.

Where ever she goes, she goes not alone her feathered friends, roam free.

Daily visits to the chicken coop to gather the eggs they lay,

This is when the little black hens will all come out to play.


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As bedtime draws near, she goes into the house, sneaking up the stairs,

Little miss mother hen, will carry a friend, to sleep with her up there.

Changes in plans as her mommy explains, ‘chickens sleep on a perch’.

‘No problem there’, as the little girl cries, “She only is here to search”.

‘We lost her egg the other day and she put it here on my bed’.

‘That’s how it got there’, laughs her mommy as she scratches her head.

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billybuc 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

Love the memories. We have six chickens so I could relate for sure.


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Diana Lee 14 months ago from Potter County, Pa. Author

Thanks for stopping by, billybuc. I appreciate your kind words.


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MsDora 14 months ago from The Caribbean

Pleasant memories for me, too of the days when my grandmother raised chickens. I loved the "feathered friends" a lot more than I do now. However, your poem gives me a "feel good" memory. Thanks.


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Diana Lee 14 months ago from Potter County, Pa. Author

Thank you. MsDora. We need all the "feel good' memories we can get.


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RTalloni 14 months ago from the short journey

Such fun memories! Thank you for sharing them with us.

And the pic couldn't be cuter! :)


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whonunuwho 14 months ago from United States

Nice memories you have shared and delightful in their scope. Heartwarming my friend. whonu


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Diana Lee 14 months ago from Potter County, Pa. Author

Thank you, RTAlloni and whonunuwho. I'm glad you like the poem.


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peachpurple 14 months ago from Home Sweet Home

oh such a beautiful poem, the little girl sound like A little girl on the prairie


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Diana Lee 14 months ago from Potter County, Pa. Author

Thank you, peachpurple. I think we were much better off back when time was at a slower pace.


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Jackie Lynnley 12 months ago from The Beautiful South

This is so cute; you must have been something to catch a hen and carry it around. Especially being so small; they must have loved you.


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Diana Lee 12 months ago from Potter County, Pa. Author

Thanks for stopping by, Jackie. Those hens were very tame.


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Greensleeves Hubs 10 months ago from Essex, UK

'Charming treasured memories set to rhyme

Of a little girl's fondly remembered time

Living on a farm with her friends the hens

Captured and kept forever by the camera lens'

I bet that is one of your favourite photos! :) Alun


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Diana Lee 10 months ago from Potter County, Pa. Author

Thank you, Greensleeves for your added verse. And yes that is one of my favorite photos because brings back so many good memories to me.

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