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Chicken Homecoming
by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart

Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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Chicken Homecoming
By La Belle Rouge


it would be easy to hate the hateful
but hating them would only hurt me
for they are too calloused to wound
with my thoughts or words of anger
so I feel the anger deep within and
after expressing it to God I ask for
grace to purge it all from my spirit
and leave it in the hands of the one
with the right to dispense judgment
I feel confused, blindsided by such
dark, cunning lies, spiteful schemes
then I remember my grandmother’s
admonition when faced with injustice
“chickens always come home to roost”
so I console myself with the knowledge
that there will be a great homecoming
of all the little, nasty roosters and hens
you sent to shit on my flower garden
and, after all, if it lays there all winter
by springtime, when my flowers bloom,
chicken shit becomes a great fertilizer



 

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 12/3/2011
Great attitude, Belle; apparently there's a "silver lining" even when it comes to chicken poop. Thank you for sharing. Love and best wishes,

Regis
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 11/28/2011
that's what's always amused me about chickens... not only do they shit well, but they always look so calm, aloof and as though butter wouldn't melt while they're doing it! Their stuff sure does burn, but if bulbs and roots survive its stringency the resulting blooms are a joy to behold. I'm sure you will be the one "crowing" at the end of the day, Belle, when Reynard has rained down his judgement! :)) xx
Reviewed by JMS Bell 11/27/2011
WELL DONE, POETESS. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 11/27/2011
How true this is and grandmother's are so wise. So good to see you back Belle.
peace and love, Carole~
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 11/25/2011
I love the end of this piece, I smiled!!!!!!!!!
GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS
Tony
Reviewed by D. Vegas 11/25/2011
Belle, A chicken is a chicken, mighty tasty...
Thanks Belle!
Reviewed by Jon Willey 11/25/2011
from the droppings of chickens many great careers have been launched -- I am reminded of political campaigns as the perfect example -- one of my acquaintances said, "you can make chicken salad from chicken s--t if you are clever enough"? -- your perspective is one I should subscribe to Belle -- it is the high road and will surely prove to be the wise choice -- I love your analogy my dear friend -- I bid you joy, peace and love -- Jon Michael
Reviewed by Andy Turner 11/25/2011
Indeed. What goes around, comes around, only with me, it keeps hitting me. Unfair.
To forgive and forget is bloody impossible! Nice one Belladaball xx
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 11/24/2011
Such a delightful sense of humor
with very Wise words!! *La Belle*
Oh! Star Poet of a Heart warming!!!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 11/24/2011
First, let me say that I'm so glad that you have recovered your vision and can post so frequently as before. So many have dropped off in ill health.

I always thought water "flowed under the bridge," but in this case it appears that everything about the written correspondence was "over the top," while when an actual conversation communication failed.

This appears to be autobiographical, but that's okay, because it brings out your best.

Ron
Reviewed by M.Bennett Hooper (Mikii) 11/24/2011
UGO GYRLFREN...TELLIT DON'T SMELLIT THEY WILL WIND UP AT KFC AND YOUR GARDEN WILL CONTINUE TO BE BEAUTIFUL AS ALWAYS. < < <HUGS>>>>MIKII
Reviewed by John Flanagan 11/24/2011
This is strong stuff, Belle,
strong indeed, delivered with cogency and passion.

John
Reviewed by Dark Knight 11/24/2011
Well La Belle we both know far too well that those who spend time trying to bring others down to their level with their crap are not worth the time of day in our lives-----keep writing and I will keep reading-speak your mind Poetess
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 11/23/2011
How very true this is...flower away dear lady.
Reviewed by Lonnie Hicks 11/23/2011
Wonderful ending! What a wonderful way to turn a negative into a positive. Great job. Great metaphor, good enough to pass on to others. :)
Reviewed by Walt Hardester 11/23/2011
"but hating them would only hurt me

for they are too calloused to wound"

And if you do that they wim anyway.

Wise well crafted words,



Walt

Reviewed by jude forese 11/23/2011
sometimes, garbage has the potential to bloom in the right conditions, especially when its recycled ...
Reviewed by Connie Faust 11/23/2011
It can be SO hard. There's a lot of wisdom in these lines, and also, ahem, "a pile of wit." I admire your attitude. May your garden be a showplace this Spring....I'm sure your inner garden is blooming even now.

Connie
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 11/23/2011
That's karma revisited come spring, Belle . . . Loved the hell out of this'n.



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