...a poem about farm life... :)
This is for my kids who shared knowing Lovey-Dovey!
Lovey-Dovey was a chick
that we all grew to love.
She was all white and fluffy-
never bigger than a dove.
She was hatched, as children peeked
inside the box we’d fixed!
Such wonder on each little face
as eggs turned into chicks!
Right away, she caught my eye,
this tiny, fluffy ball.
I saw, beside the other chicks,
she was, indeed, so small!
She never seemed to fear our touch,
as other hatchlings would.
The children gave
her cuddles, too,
as often as they could!
They held her, oh so gently,
being careful not to squeeze.
And if they ventured out with her,
would shield her from the breeze.
We called her Lovey-Dovey, almost from the start.
That name was perfect for her, for the way she touched each heart!
Time would come when I would have to put her with the rest
…this little hen that we had grown to love the very best!
Still, I’d visit her each day, and she’d always come to me.
She’d coo, just like a little dove, this hen that I’d set free!
I’d cuddle her a little bit, before I put her down.
Much as a little puppy, she would follow me around.
She liked the treats I’d bring her…the corn - and this - as well…
chilled eggs I’d give her from my fridge! She sipped, right from the shell!
In the evenings I would check to see her safely perched.
Sometimes a light was needed as among the leaves I searched.
I had this dread of losing her - and knew how sad I’d be!
But the pain and pleasure balanced out, for letting her live free!
Alli and Zach (grandkids) holding Lovey
Lovey-about to have a chilled treat! :)
Lovey and Big Boy!
She was a TINY hen - and he was a BIG rooster!
I found a coffee cup with the name ' Lovey-Dovey' on the inside!
I got this little fluffy hen as a Christmas gift from my sister this past Christmas!
She reminds me a lot of Lovey-Dovey!