The Rooster and the Raven

The Rooster and the Raven

A Poem by EMMIE
"

Ha!

"
The Raven came along every morning 
Hungry as ever and tired from flight 
He landed right on the chicken coop 
To see what he could see 
The Rooster patiently awaited the Raven 
To hear stories of adventure 
To learn of places far beyond his reach 
"And what new lands did you discover 
On your great long flight 
Tell me of all the sights you saw 
Of all the beauty I will never see" 
The Rooster was as curious as he could be 
"I saw foreign lands where 
Food was so much in abundance 
Children ate all they could eat 
I saw lands where it was so scarce 
That a brother killed his brother 
Over the tiniest of crumbs" 
"Oh the sights I could see if only I had your wings" 
The Rooster said with great excitement 
"Why do you want to be like me 
Your food is always served 
And your roof never leaks 
You are safe and you never have to leave"
The Raven sternly questioned 
"Oh I'd give it all up just to have your wings! 
Just imagine where I could go! 
All that I could see!" 
"Oh you silly, Rooster! I'd give my wings today
If only to be fed, warm, and safe!" 
And at that moment  
A lightning so piercing and strong 
From the sky descended 
Upon the Raven and the Rooster
And when it was over 
The Rooster was the Raven 
And the Raven was the Rooster 
So that curious Rooster 
While in the Raven's body 
Flew until he could fly no more 
He saw foreign lands he never knew existed 
He saw things and people 
And was almost shot twice 
All the while the Raven in the Rooster's body 
Ate all the food that he could eat 
Until he could eat no more
He spend many a nights under a safe and warm roof 
And basked in the sun every afternoon 
But be as it may 
Who can ever be satisfied for ever 
For the Rooster in the Raven's body 
Hungry and tired as ever 
Came upon the roof of the coop 
And the Raven in the Rooster's body 
Greeted him without excitement 
So they each complained 
They missed their life before 
They each wanted what they once had 
But a lightning so powerful and mighty 
Never did strike 
So if you see a Rooster it may really be a Raven 
And if you see a Raven it may really be a Rooster 

© 2017 EMMIE


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Precarious situation, eh?
Love this story. It definitely peaked my interest. Thank you for sharing. :)))

Posted 2 Years Ago


An interesting twist of fate! "So if you see a Rooster it may really be a Raven, and if you see a Raven it may really be a Rooster." I liked this.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Awesome story. Even better message. Thanks for creating suck a jewel.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Its amazing how someone else's life seems more interesting than our own. I guess this is the secret of reality tv. Anyways, the wisdom in this poem was inspiring, but the pictures you painted along with your artistic touch and the suspense of all causes the wisdom to sneak up on a person. Very clever. Great story. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Posted 3 Years Ago


EMMIE

3 Years Ago

Appreciate that, thank you!
A amazing story. It is old fashion wisdom. Most people want to be someone else. Someone else life could disappoint you. I liked the trade and the need to return to the original state. Thank you Emmie for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 3 Years Ago


EMMIE

3 Years Ago

Thank YOU!
Coyote Poetry

3 Years Ago

You are welcome Emmie.
Loved this fable. An animation can be made on it.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

And it seems the moral should be...be happy with your own lot...even if it has a fence around it. (laughing) This was a delightful lark, very much enjoyed.

Posted 3 Years Ago


EMMIE

3 Years Ago

Thank You! =)
'The grass is always greener', I guess- I like this story.

Posted 3 Years Ago


EMMIE

3 Years Ago

Lol right! Thank you!

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