Fresh Eggs

Having fresh eggs

Would be so nice,

But I gag when

I consider what it

Would be like to

Maintain

A chicken coop.

 

Then I omit

That thought,

Knowing

I would never

Own a chicken coop

Anyway.

 

So much for

The possibility

Of fresh eggs.

 

 

3WW CCXLVI

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Author: Gordon S. Bowman III

Writer, Visual Artist, Blogger, Advocate

12 thoughts on “Fresh Eggs”

  1. I was practically a vegetarian for more than 15 years. Not vegan but, I just stopped eating all meat because I love animals and hate the cruelty that goes into factory farming now. same with eggs, I hate the cruelty of Battery farms. I only eat an egg, once in a blue moon, your prose has reminded me, why!..LOL
    Thanks for visiting and the comment.

    1. thank you, Daydreamer. I think my values are not quite so noble, however. i am one that enjoys the suburbs and its conveniences, while disdaining getting hot and dirty like a farmer. My wife is trying to talk me into the farm life, but there’s no doin’ right now. No eggs for now!

  2. What an wonderful poem..it was like collecting the egg-thoughts in your head..putting them in a basket of neatly wrapped verse..and chicken poop certainly does stink..Jae

  3. Oh, thank you, Gordon! It was a wonderful way to bring a smile to my face!! I grew up on a farm. We didn’t have chicken…we had pigs. So we had lots of bacon to go with the eggs we got from neighbors! 🙂

    I especially loved the use of the word “gag” from the 3WW. 🙂

    ~Paula

    1. Thanks, Paula. I have experienced a farm through my in-laws. They have had several things, sometimes pigs, cows, but even in retirement, chickens. And they do share their eggs when when we see them, which is what made me consider them, that and a bit of silliness.

      I’m glad you liked my poem, that it brought a smile to your face, and that my city-boy reaction went over so well for you.

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