October 27

Juniper

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My hen became a rooster over night

She’s missing the cock to her doodle do

About her transition I had no clue

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She crows now, no eggs now, but she’s alright

The other hens unmoved by this breakthrough

My hen became a rooster overnight

She’s missing the cock for her doodle do

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Her morning crows are welcomed with delight

I simply love this chicken through and through

To her own self she has remained true

My hen became a rooster over night

She’s missing the cock for her doodle do

About her transition I had no clue

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(A Madrigal Poem)

October 26

Emerson

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It was a year ago today

I said goodbye to you

Dear cat

I just didn’t know what to say

Somehow I think you knew

Smart cat

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Your spunky presence filled the room

And filled my heart as well

Unique

The fifteen years ended too soon

So hard to say farewell

Tears streak

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(A Memento Poem)

October 1

Not a Spectator Sport

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Life is this pink and blue treat ball

Upon first glance does not enthrall

Just sitting there not giving

Needing you to do the living

You need to act to get rewards

Life’s waiting to be explored

Live to the fullest, risk the fall

Get all you can from this treat ball

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(An Octelle Poem)

August 20

Feathered Backyard Pets

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It’s hard when pets are companion to you

With chard they would be dinner for others

My yard is playpen for my feathered few

Regarded as farmyard to another

When one of my chicks has met her demise

The run no longer safe for happy hens

When fun has turned to tears escaping eyes

I’m done tamping the grave, sad once again

When wings and legs are menu selections

Crying over chickens is frowned upon

A thing to save for fuzzy affection

A sting allowed only when pets are gone

Adored as much as bowwow and meow

Therefore deserving of waterworks now.

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(A Beymorlin Sonnet)