THE ODD CHOICE

Man ever shys away from the good things he needs to do and he knows this well. Vaguely though, it is because people are of the misguided conception that it makes them appear endlessly physically weak and mentally soft by doing so. Yet clearly they acknowledge it isn’t.

People are thus destined to a gloomy life of decayed doom, as proof of the perpetual state of atonement which couples the meanness that reigns supreme in the world of endless restitution they created. But then it is man’s subsequent death, and only his death that has the final erratic say. It is a prevenient reality that reveals itself in a lethargic manner, which ever lacks where it shouldn’t.

Like the story of the little duckling hatched by a hen and grew amongst little chickens

THE HEN’S ODD CHICK

The grass blades shake off droplets

As she led on her mild yellow train.

Her own adorable dozen little pets

Squealing within their own tiny rain,

Before the morning dew finally melts

And all the worms go deep down again.

She beaks a large borrowing worm

And they crowd round her as quick,

Wrestle the struggling stringy form

From her higher and bigger beak.

They pieces it all amongst their sum,

Except again that weird odd chick.

Scratching off the sandy soil top

To pick and feed on the grains sort,

The serious Hen and her low troop;

All except that chick which does not.

Strangely though in a marshy mud top

It walks easily as fed with its beak blunt.

Then it happens like it does always,

Her dozen subtracts after and after.

At the stream where a worm ever plays

Danger is more and always there to alter.

The odd chick water takes in its ways;

Strangely it floats on, to the Hen’s whimper.

The Poet in the Poem

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