November 26, 2010

Chicken on the Run

PAD Challenge, Prompt #26: "on the run"
Form: bop

He was like the world’s greatest inventors,
finding ninety-nine ways to do something
wrong before discovering the one way to
do it right, embodying that old adage to
try and try again, keep on keeping on,
until finally finding success at his task.

        Chicken on the run
        Kept on running
        Kept on trying
        That pertinacious
        Chicken on the run

He seemed not to care how many times
he’d been flattened by the tires of a poultry
truck or squished on the sidewalk like an egg
splattered and shattered on the ground, or
how often he’d been lost and forlorn amidst
chaos of cars and flashing red lights, dazed
and dizzied, disoriented by disorder, doomed
by the normal hustle and bustle of the city.

        Chicken on the run
        Kept on running
        Kept on trying
        That pertinacious
        Chicken on the run

He kept on clucking, playing chicken with
the traffic and the crowds, trying to sneak
unseen across the street, remaining
unflappable even in failure; he kept trying
and trying for that one day when he might
finally make it across to the other side.

        Chicken on the run
        Kept on running
        Kept on trying
        That pertinacious
        Chicken on the run

4 comments:

  1. this is so much fun...
    lovely piece.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  2. That really built up into a funny poem, and yet there's a message here too - never give up! I like the repetition too.

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  3. Darn it now I really am rooting for that chicken :( Hope I had read this piece first however lol...really nicely done, chicanery indeedy! lol
    Happy Potluck!
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  4. Very interesting verse..I enjoyed it so much...

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