Two Hens in the Henhouse

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Two hens in the hen house
don't usually fly.
For the rooster's affections
they ceaselessly vie.
Feathers stay ruffled,
The hens peck and scratch,
Both are determined
his affections to catch.
The rooster convinced
of his charming allure...
Struts all about, his
conquest quite sure.
Though the hens cluck and clatter
to compete for first place,
both preen and prance
in hot rooster chase,
The confident rooster
each morn crows, not shy
cause he knows that two hens
in the hen house don't fly.

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vietnamvet68 6 years ago from New York State

very cute 2 hens in the hen house don't fly, loved it.


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tnderhrt23 6 years ago Author

vietnamvet68, thanks! This silly little poem actually gave birth to the idea for a comedy play that I have rolling around in my brain...lol


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Rosie2010 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

Hiya my dear friend tenderhrt, awww this poem is so adorable. Can I call a poem adorable? I love it.. it's fun to read. You are awesome gf!

Merry Christmas!

Rosie


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Tom Cornett 6 years ago from Ohio

I simply love this! The ending is so perfect. Grins and chuckles....wonderful! :)


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Fossillady 6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

Very cute poem, the kind I enjoy most. Roosters remind me of my grandmother who raised both chickens and roosters most of her life.


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tnderhrt23 6 years ago Author

Thank you, Rosie, Tom and Fossillady! This is the product of some time I spent on a farm in Pa a couple of years back...Chickens are fascinating creatures to watch! Thank you for stopping by, reading my hub and taking time to leave feedback! It means so much to me!


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michael ely 6 years ago from Scotland

Hi tnderhrt23, I really liked this. Very funny. Michael.


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tnderhrt23 6 years ago Author

Thanks, Michael! As is probably obvious, I spent some time chicken watching on the farm...they are the funny ones!Thanks for stopping by!


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epigramman 6 years ago

... clever and witty poetic wordplay from a very clever and witty writer who always charms the epi-man!!!! big time!!!!!!


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tnderhrt23 6 years ago Author

Awww, Epi! You are just too kind, but I am sure glad! Charming a Master is no little feat! (Smile)


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Pixel-Alchemist 6 years ago from Waitakere Auckland : New Zealand

Such wonderful words to bring a smile to ones face. For I think we are too, can be as the Hens and Rosters.


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tnderhrt23 6 years ago Author

Humble thanks, PA! This little poem inspired an idea for a comedy play that rolls around in my little brain...lol...a brain egg, if you will...I can see it all in my head, just not sure how to create the humor and wit, along with conflict, and then a huge surprising twist! But it is a work in progress, much as I am! Again, thanks!


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nick071438 6 years ago from City of Catbalogan, W, Samar, Philippines

I rate this poem excellent. Thanks for sharing tnderhrt23; youve got a fertilemind. Keep writing.


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tnderhrt23 6 years ago Author

Thank you kindly, Nick!


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Granny's House 6 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

That was so cute. Loved it and glad I found you. I think we will be good Hubber friends


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tnderhrt23 6 years ago Author

Granny's House, I am thrilled that you found your way to my humble hub and even more thrilled that you like Henhouse! I look forward to reading your work!


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Beege215e 6 years ago

I am not a great fan of poetry, I think mostly I don't have a poetic sense at all. But this was fun and makes an interesting statement as well. Thank you for sharing.


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tnderhrt23 6 years ago Author

Beege, Thanks for visiting my hub and reading Henhouse. I'm glad you enjoyed it! It was a fun write, as well!


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California

Perfect!!! I cannot wait!!

smiles :)

bella


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

grinning ear to ear!!!


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Writer of Man 5 years ago from United Kingdom

I can just imagine that rooster strutting about and those two hens just like the girls in school looking for the boys' attention. I love it.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

WOM, thank you! Your comment made me grin ear to ear!


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epigramman 5 years ago

...well back to revisit the classics and to say that I would take up residence in your hen house anyday!!!!!!


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

You gave me a great chuckle with this comment, Epi! I do love you!


Sunnie Day 5 years ago

lol this was too cute!! There is total truth shining here..Only one hen can be in this hen house..lol

Thanks for giving me a smile this morning.

Sunnie


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Thank you, Sunnie. I had the good fortune of spending about a year on the farm, a couple of years ago and this little write is the result of my keen observations in the hen house!


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Sweetabaca 5 years ago

I loved this litle ditty,I raised pretty banties at one time, but never thought of writing a poem about them.You must have a tiny poet elf in your head.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Sweetabaca, thank you so much! I don't know about a poet elf but my brain gets stuck in rhyme...


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Sweetabaca 5 years ago

Tenderheart, I need your help.....How do I read comments left me?


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

sweetabaca, if they are comments left on your hubs, they should be posted at the bottom of the page on your hubs...if they are fan mail comments, you go to your accounts page, click on

activities, and in the box on the left hand side, click on fan mail.


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ubanichijioke 5 years ago from Lagos

I love the poem about the bragging rooster. Such a fascinating story. Great poem


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

urbanicijoke, thank you! Roosters are interesting critters for sure! I appreciate your visit and comment!

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