The Old Black Rooster

The Old Black Rooster

The Old Black Rooster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The old black rooster crows at early dawn.
He causes Farmer Joe to wake and yawn.
The crowing starts before the break of day.
At night, the rooster roosts high in a tree.
Joe needs to milk the cows without delay.
The old black rooster crows but not on key.
He causes Farmer Joe to wake and yawn.
The old black rooster crows at early dawn.

c Copyright 2013, Freeda Baker Nichols

(Note: Today’s poem,  a Lil Ann form, is based on a poem written by my sister, Yvonne Hall. The first line is from her creation. Not only is she a good artist, she could be a poet, too. The rooster in the photo belongs to our sister, Emma Jean.  This poem is reminiscent of our childhood on Banner Mountain.)

6 comments on “The Old Black Rooster

  1. Rita Dortch says:

    Cute Freeda!

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  2. @babyjill7–Marilyn , yes the rooster roosts in a huge cedar tree at night at my sister’s farm. He is smart. Coyotes can’t get him up there.

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  3. Catherine Johnson says:

    Love this! I’m going to try this form when the kids are in school.

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  4. Is the Rooster in a tree??? Our neighbor across the road from us when I was a little girl had a rooster…and he chasd me every time…I can’t say I liked him very much!

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