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Dumpies!
by Sharon Lawson
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When I was younger, we had two Scottish Dumpies called Winston and Strutter (after two characters from one of my favourite films - Time Bandits). Dumpies are a fine, rare Scottish breed of hen - despite being small and fat, hence their name! The two I had were full of personality. Feeding them was so amusing, how they ran to me and looked up at me saying "Hurry up!". Their eggs were a treat too. I loved them and still miss them! This is a simple poem in memory of Winston and Strutter :o)


Scottish Dumpies

In their cosy hutch

Poultry’s frumpies

Loved so much

 

Early morning

Sun half risen

Cockrell crowing

Feathers awaken

 

Stretch of wings

Scratch of grass

Pecking at everything

Crossing their path

 

Eyes full alert

Door’s just swerved

Flee from the dirt

Breakfast served!

 

Winston and Strutter

My much-missed hens

Heart feels a flutter

Recalling the whens

 

Scottish Dumpies

Personality and affection

Poultry’s frumpies

Please God, a resurrection!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 



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Reviewed by A PAX
What beautiful birds
I have seen these types yrs ago, when my daughter as a little one, went on a class trip to a farm. I had no idea chikens came in such an assortment. My mind was accostomed to the white, cock a doodle doo type of cartoons lol

Beautiful birds indeed

I can see how lovely it must have been to relate to them as pets. What a delight. The connection between any animal and ourselves is such a rush!!! I think we are privilidged by those connections.

A few yrs ago, a baby blue jay fell out of his nest and into my garden, it could not fly. But somehow wound up on the top of a garbage can i had in the back of the garden for weeding. My kids protected it for 3 days from hungry cats, as did its mother. We even have a picture of it some place. But alas one night at 3am, the cats, got past the mom, and we didn't wake up in time to help.

We mourned that little bird...
so i can understand your feelings

take care.........pax A
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader)
Dear Sharon, it's very evident you are your father's daughter. Excellent poem, love holly
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
Sharon this is great, I enjoyed reading this
God Bless
Michelle~
Reviewed by Jackie Coupe
I can't believe you are going to ruin Kentucky Fried for me by personalising a couple of chucks.
Although havhing said that, I often wondered where to find a chicken like 'Belina' in return to Oz.

Nice ;)
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter
If I lived near you I'd locate these two, or as near a likeness as possible, and sit them on your lawn for a huge surprise. I adore this fun write.
Love,
Susan
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
Well you have resurrected a smile from me, this I find to be quite humorous and memorable...Ed
Reviewed by Leland Waldrip
Great poem, Sharon. The birds in the pic remind me of a breed of chicken my grandfather had. He called them "Domineccars" (sp.?).
Best regards,
Leland
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
They sound like marvelous Dumpies, Sharon.

PS Time Bandits is a marvelous movie!
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Sharon,

This is precious: the love you hold for what many would consider insignificant creatures shines through in beautiful lines: well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
Is that resurection hoped for after lunch, and soup....
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Awwww...reminded me of my very own poem on the "chook" side...go check it out at

http://www.authorsden.com/visit/viewpoetry.asp?AuthorID=11577&id=144970


Love Tinka
Reviewed by Felix Perry
Brings back a lot of memories of my grandfathers farm when I was young and every where you looked in the barnyard there were chickens, as a city kid I thought they were great, threw then seed and they gave back eggs.

Fee
Reviewed by richard cederberg
Seems the more I read of you Sharon, the more I see the kindred spirit you have with your Father. Blessings ...

Light and Wisdom ...
Reviewed by Approximately Naive
Awwww, and I remember the day we went to collect them from the family in the village. Winston and Stru'ar (Here!Vermin will you stop eeeeeeeeeeating?)joined the other two and the hopalong cockerel, Frankie who only half Avaloned each morning.

You have packed their lives into few but nevertheless widescreen phrases. Your original poetic style is emerging in the name of quality.

'Please God, a resurrection!'

Excellent, stylish finish that underscores your affection even for the most humblest of creatures. As Grouncho once said, 'That's the stuff, shows you've got a good spirit.' We can only nod silently in agreement.

Love

Dx

Reviewed by Susan Linehan (Reader)
What a cute poem, you seem to have loved your hens very much. I presume the accompanying picture shows Dumpies. You are a very talented young lady, I look forward to reading more of your work.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
This is delightful. No matter what many think, chickens do have character and personality. Thank you for sharing, Sharon. Love and peace to you,

Regis
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