This week's prompt took me straight back to a day out with the kids when they were small. This rooster-like bird kept chasing me, blessed thing. All I can assume is it was jealous of my hair or something. Anyhow, here's the Magpie. Remember to look for the Magpie link on my sidebar if you fancy joining in......
We once went to a farm yard park
To pass away the day
Let the children feed our furry friends
With pellets, fruit and hay
I enjoyed the country smell and noise
The little lambs and ducks
Till a feathered git, drew eyes like slits
Didn't give a flying f-hoot.
I remember that mad rooster
Hackled feathers all aglow
Took an instant hatred to me
Reason..? Well, I'll never know.
Ran like crazy straight towards me
As I sat upon a bench
Squawking like a maniac
In cock-a-doodle French.
He took offense at my new shoes
Stabbed with quick sharp pecks
And popped his head right up my skirt
Could have wrung it's scrawny neck...!
I tried in vain to shoo him
But his sights were set on me
Everywhere the lady ran
Around the grass and trees......
I swore and shouted at the pest
To leave me well alone
There were better things to peck at
I was merely skin and bone
I threw it corn, I threw the shoe
Refrained him not a jot
He was Hell bent on pursuing me
I had had my blummin' lot!
So I quickly gathered up the kids
(Who were laughing at my fear)
And shouted out quite fretfully
'Get me away from here...!'
I ran into the gift shop
The rooster kept it's distance
It won the battle, I was gone
Away from it's persistence
And ever since that awful day
The meals I've liked the most
Are the ones with lots of gravy
For a massive chicken roast.....