Oh, let's just laugh a little this Friday, shall we? Here's a silly children's poem by Kenn Nesbitt that actually made me do a spit take when I read it. I really love children's poetry, much more than "real/adult" poetry. I often find that "real" poetry so pretentious and unreadable. I mean, come on, I can't be the only one who absolutely didn't get The Waste Land, can I? I took a modern poetry class in college that was taught by a wonderful, accomplished poet named Frank Bidart. Loved Professor Bidart. Never laughed once all semester. But My Chicken's On the Internet? How can you not love this?! Enjoy!
My Chicken's On the Internet by Kenn Nesbitt
My chicken's on the Internet.
She surfs the web all day.
I've tried to stop her browsing
but, so far, there's just no way.
She jumps up on the mouse
and then she flaps around like mad
to click on every hyperlink
and every pop-up ad.
She plays all sorts of chicken games.
She messages her folks.
She watches chicken videos
and forwards chicken jokes.
She writes a blog for chickens
and she uploads chicken pics.
She visits chicken chat rooms
where she clucks about her chicks.
I wouldn't mind so much
except my keyboard's now a wreck.
She hasn't learned to type yet;
she can only hunt and peck.
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