I Listen to My Chicken

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From the book The Armpit of Doom

I listen to my chicken
as she sings her cheerful song.
I’m tickled with my turkey
as he gobbles right along.

My duck sings so delightfully.
I love my rooster’s rap,
and when my Cornish game hen croons
it makes me want to clap.

I give my goose a gander
and I giggle as she chimes,
for when it comes to poultry
I prefer the kind that rhymes.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2012. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 5

Topics: Animal Poems, Music Poems

Poetic Techniques: Alliteration, Descriptive Poems, Pun Poems

 


From the Book The Armpit of Doom


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