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  A Chicken Followed Me Home
by Mr. Ed
Friday, September 17, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.

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“Why did the chicken cross the road?

Because he knew you would feed him.”


My Nasty Spouse


I was walking home after searching for another stray

When a wily critter ran across the road towards me

He was feathered and white with huge black feet

Was this purely a chance meeting or my destiny?


I soon stopped in my tracks, and I waited for him

He rushed up to me, as if we were long lost friends

Oddly enough, he now began pecking at my pockets

I immediately began smiling and howling without end


How had this clever bird known I always carried nuts and seeds

He must have been spying on me, when I tossed them to squirrels

I now took some out, offered them to him, and he ate very hungrily

As a squad car now raced up, and the officer’s taunts were unfurled


“Hey, Buddy! Is that your chicken that you’re illegally prancing all around?

We’ve gotten numerous calls about a deranged bird terrorizing the citizens!”

I couldn’t help but laugh as I said “Officer, I have never met this bird before!”

And soon, we both began laughing, as this wily chicken clucked without end


He and I, and a third police officer, who had very quickly arrived at the scene

Soon began ringing doorbells, and asking residents, if their chicken had escaped

After a very long time, an embarrassed man finally admitted, it was his daughter’s

The chicken returned home, the officers left, and I now had another story to relate



“Why did the chicken cross the road?


Because he knew you were an easy mark!”


My Extremely Nasty Spouse



(The Chicken Was Much Nicer)



©2010, The Chicken’s New Friend

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Reviewed by Sheila Roy 10/5/2010
This put a big smile on my face! Hugs,
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 9/18/2010
chuckle, enjoyed the read
Reviewed by John Flanagan 9/18/2010
Just a great great story, Ed,
and told well as always.

Reviewed by larry linville 9/18/2010
what a great story --- and I love the music
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 9/18/2010
As always your story/poems are heartwarming. I loved this chicken story!

Peace, love and light,
Reviewed by Connie Faust 9/18/2010
Only one problem--He doesn't look like a HE to me!
I once entered my pet chicken in a pet parade. (My sister took her duck) Another kid was bragging about what HIS chicken could do, but I quietly placed mine on my shoulde, where it liked to perch for a ride, and I got the award.
Thanks for a fun poem.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 9/17/2010
too clever!
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 9/17/2010
Oh Ed, you best hope your spouse don't read this. We'll know who the chicken really is. LOL

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 9/17/2010
Instintive and miraculous is all we need to understand :)
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 9/17/2010
I forsee you living in the doghouse after statements made herein, though since you smell like a dog, you may as well live like one...cluck, cluck...e
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 9/17/2010
Free chicken soup and you let it get away. No wonder the spouse was nasty. Patrick
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/17/2010
Thank you for sharing this delightful tale, Ed. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 9/17/2010
Cute story-poem, Ed; well done! And this poem is no cluck! LOL

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D *buGAWK!* *Sorry; don't know what came over me just now ... LOL*
Reviewed by Regino Gonzales, Jr. 9/17/2010
It's a fun story Ed. Thank you for sharing and for the tip. I'll now start carrying rice grains in my pocket.


Reviewed by D Johnson 9/17/2010
that my friend is a real 'clucker'

Reviewed by Walt Hardester 9/17/2010
Only you Ed.
To bad the cops had nothing better to do than chickens..

Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 9/17/2010
I would have loved to have witnessed this!
Reviewed by Lew Duffey 9/17/2010
And why did the chicken go half way across the road?
She wanted to lay it on the line.
God bless,
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 9/17/2010
Hahaha! The imagery is hilarious!!! Smart chicken!


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