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KING OF THE ROOST

By Josie Whitehead

King of the Roost

With kingly pride, beak opened wide,
     His clarion call is clear,
And, as the night turns into day,
      He wakes those far and near.

Far from the world of sleeping man,
      His cock-a-doodle-doo 
Is carried through the morning mist
      To waken me and you. 

King of the Roost, most splendid bird,
     Attired in feathers bright:
You wear a crown fit for a king
     And are an awesome sight.

You guard your harem vigorously 
     From males who venture near
And display those razzle dazzle plumes
      Within your regal sphere.

 I feel a sadness that most folk
      First meet you on a plate.
That, surely for King of the Roost,
       Must be a cruel fate.

 


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