Smelly Rooster

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Quadrille #66  (posted by WhimsyGizmo)
“Yuck It Up”

Dunno about you, but I’m needing a bit of levity this week, so I’d like you to play around with a fun and funny-sounding word:  YUCK

As a noun, you wouldn’t wanna step in it. As an adjective, it can be one of a child’s very first words: yucky. As a verb, it can mean “to laugh heartily.”

So yuck it up (fool around, act so as to cause laughter)…or poem about something that makes your gag reflexes go wild.


Shel Silverstein, from Falling Up

Shh, he’ll hear you.
Worst that could happen,
Nat, he cleans up. When
I was a pup, I learned clean-sheen.
I mean, he’s the only rooster
with scent you can’t
forget. Sorry for those
chickens, though they’re catty

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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22 Responses to Smelly Rooster

  1. jillys2016 says:

    This is so clever! And those catty chickens…well. 🙂


  2. Waltermarks says:

    The rooster with ascent you can’t forget. He’s a real stinker, lol. Love this


  3. V.J. Knutson says:

    Ha ha – good to know that roosters are smelly.


  4. rothpoetry says:

    Chickens do have a nasty smell and make a big mess!


  5. Mish says:

    Some fun with hyphenations…I love “clean-sheen” and “yuck-a-doodle-doo”!


  6. gillena says:

    Ha good one Sara

    much love…


  7. Roosters are smelly
    and billygoats reek
    it upsets my belly
    their future is bleak.


  8. Frank Hubeny says:

    Nice description of that bird: “the only rooster
    with scent you can’t


  9. Such a fun write — the smell abounds. Ha! XD


  10. sanaarizvi says:

    Lol good one, Sara 😅😅😅


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