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Chesapeake Chicken
by John Rockie Coppolella
Sunday, June 20, 2010
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Adding a bit of history to a familiar meal, can sometimes heighten the dining pleasure and give ample food for thought.


Under the great oak tree  I sat, eye on a tasty morsel of chicken.
Heavenly meat touching my lips, with a face full of bird I prayed
From the blue a wise old owl flew, and bit the finger I was lickin'.
Winging down to me in Gunpowder St. Park on lovely Chesapeake Bay. 


He screeched, “Before you eat hear ye this tale not oft told,
No mere barnyard story, of the Chesapeake chicken’s fable.”
“Now,” he said politely, “Pay heed for you’ll hear it no more,
About this great bird, now a crab stuffed fillet on your table!”


“For each cluck cluck cluck, 

And every cock-a-doodle-do, 

Is an expressed barnyard joy,

Of avian poetic verses true .”


"According to ancient poultry legend and lore,  

Once these hens were considered so bright, 

'Even smarter than the Raven,’ quoth they, 

Poe’s Baltimore chickens once took flight.” 


“For secretly this lowly bird sees, 

In a genetic display oddly wired, 

Owning deep rich purple dreams, 

Her eyes spy ultraviolet rays afire”.


“In an unlikely fluke of natural selection, 

Bad acid-trip brains, DNA chicken-fried, 

A peck of genomic voodoo her world enchanted, 

On a glowing black-light magic-carpet she rides.” 


Despite my new found respect for the chicken,
I still not knowing if the tale was truth or fable,

That once I simply thought of as the Colonel’s lunch,

Are now golden bites of bliss in a bucket on the table!           























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Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper
chickens don't stand a chance Star, and you better not let PETA read this, according to them us mean old humans shouldn't treat the animals like they're food, tasty poem
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Thank you for sharing your wit and humor, Rockie. Cleverly concocted. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Sandie Angel
LOL!! I will never look at another chicken in the same manner I have looked at them in the past. :o)

Nicely-done. Great tale, Rockie!!

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
I loved your tale and would like to share the chicken!!
Reviewed by Georg Mateos
As a Colonel myself I wouldn't ever never say a word against KFC's ole Colonel and the "birds" we wear in our collars. Although, giving brains to that cock-a-doodle-do crowd is a stretch!!! (LOL)


PS. you can spin a yarn, yo smokin' with li'l brother Jersey Ed?

Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK
I Dare Not Eat Todays Infested (Whore Moaned) Chicken,I.e. It Is Death (Smell Of)Before You're Dead!

Reviewed by Douglas Ford (Reader)
Where in the world do you come up with these stories, mind boggling, lol
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