Friday, November 5, 2010

What ?

Each week we get a photo promt.
I try to write what's in my head.
The first thoughts that gather.
I write them down and go from there.

Only the first thing that came to me was
"Oh No You Don't" or
"You said What"
I tried to write a few lines.
Nothing really came to me.
Thus, I am telling this.

I don't eat chickens.
I stopped long ago.
I'm allergic.

Thus, the wee ones are safe with me.
If only I had a farm for them to run free.
I think most chickens, hens. roosters are very pretty.
The colors speak for themselves.
The eggs aren't bad either.

So, why does everyone eat them.
I don't get it.
Even if I weren't allergic
I still wouldn't kill these
colorful creatures.
Nothing good came from
eating chicken ... at least not to me.

~ JC ~
To Read More Go To ~


Remington said...

I agree with you!

Kea said...

Hmm, we have to admit we like chicken! But hey, we're cats!

Even the mom likes chicken, prefers chicken to turkey actually. It's just the way in which chickens (and other species) are farmed for food that is so deeply disturbing.

Brian said...

I do think they are awfully cute!

Naturegirl said...

Oh dear JC you have hit a nerve with me. I don't eat pork or veal and I am getting close to not eaating cow or chickens.
I recently posted the "wild chickens" that come to my woodlands..ummm...well they are not really chickens but I think Mother Nature knows that I have always had a desire to have my own chicken coop out back.
Kea said it so well about the lack of respect to these birds in how they are raised for human consumption..I buy FREE FROM ..
antibiotics.steroids..what are we consuming!!!

Myrna R. said...

I'm vegetarian. Don't eat chicken, it's not a vegetable. I had similar thoughts as you, when I saw the prompt for magpie.

janis said...

I like this much better than the chicken post Willow had! She does look as though she is saying...what?! I am a huge egg fan. I would love to have chickens running amuck on a small no kill farm.

Kristen Haskell said...

I am sorry but I eat them and I enjoy it. I wish I had the sensibilities to be a vegan. I tried more than once but I just can never stick with it. I find that I miss meat too much. In all honesty I do hate the cruelty factor and wish I could avoid eating anything with a face.

Tumblewords: said...

nice work....!

Brian Miller said...

seriously why eat them when everything tastes like them anyway...smiles.

LeAnn said...

Janet-- what do you mean by picture prompt?
By the way, I do nom on chicken.
But if you look at my post today, I am DONE with Talapia, lol.
Love the photography. I still have your Hawaiian pic on my desktop at work so I can day dream about it when the going gets rough.

Batu said...

You had me at chicken....

Jacqueline said...

I eat seafood on a regular basis, haven't eaten meat in over 15 years...Happy weekend, JC; I hope you and all your babies are happy and well.

Noll's Nip said...

I do like eggs though ;)

Jingle said...

very sense making,
authentic tale.
keep shining.

signed...bkm said...

They are a beautiful creature...the feathers on some are amazing...I love the white and black spotted fat hens...they are glorious...bkm

Jingle Poetry said...

you made it perfect.

There comes a time in your life when you walk away from all of the drama and the people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right and pray for those who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is part of life, getting back up is living.

~ Jose N. Harris

Characters In My Garden

Purr Gang ~ My five cats

Cats ~ Al, Ashton Rosevelt, Jasmine Marie, Riley Andrew & Meredith Ann

Fur Gang ~ Jodie Isabella and Sally Jean
(The Original member, Sweet Bella is in memory only now. Maddy Jean, another original member, past away in August of 2014)

Mr. Boatman ~ my husband who likes boats

DD ~ my daughter who graduated and is now out living in the real world

DS or Dson ~ my son is studying computer science and math

Maddy Jean & Bella

Maddy Jean & Bella
Both gone but never forgotten

Jodie Isabella

Jodie Isabella


I adopted him from our local Humane Society


Adopted from my local horse supply store


I adopted her from Purrfect Pals


I adopted him from the local Humane Society

Meredith Ann

Meredith Ann
I adopted her from Purrfect Pals