Glitter Girl, a cautionary tale for dancing chickens.

 http://gigisrantsandraves.wordpress.com/2013/07/16/chicken-strip-2/

GLITTER GIRL

She came into the world like any other chook,

her mother was astounded, and took another look.

The other little balls of fluff were tottering and cheeping.

Glitter Girl was singing, dancing and roller skating.

Not for her the daily rounds of clucking, pecking

and scratching,

she’d been a busy little chick since her miraculous hatching.

The other fowl were not impressed,

by the makeup, bra, the way she dressed.

They felt that she should leave her home,

because she lowered the chook house tone.

~

GG stopped and waved goodbye,

she had to skate, chooks don’t fly.

Mother wept by the open gate,

her darling girl journeyed to her fate.

The road to stardom is long and tiring,

GG searched for those who were hiring

a chicken dancer of renown,

rejected, she skated from town to town.

Sad and lonely, tired, depressed

GG resorted to getting undressed.

It was something she didn’t want to do,

in a chilly bar – she caught bird flu.

~

The roosters came and watched the show

and an old Trucking Leghorn saw the glow,

that shone from GG’s watery eye.

Man, with this sweet chick, I’m going to fly.

He offered her a lift, a life on the road,

she couldn’t see he was a toad.

He slipped the drugs into her tucker,

that mean and evil mother-trucker.

~

She went downhill, it’s sad to say,

to earn her corn she had to lay.

And tottering around on shaky legs

she supplied him with dozens of extra large eggs.

While he grew rich and strutted the town,

GG had to get on down

and work and work till she couldn’t squawk,

for AJ ‘Charlie’ Chicken Hawk.

~

Sweep the bar, mop the floor,

Serve the drinks, work the door.

Amongst this raucous, clucking din

GG drew the punters in.

But when she stood upon the stage

Cockerels and Roosters of every age

 no matter who, the young and old

would watch the thrilling show unfold.

~

She tantalised the crowing crowd,

by removing a tiny feather.

GG knew what they wanted,

and went at it hell for leather.

When the show had finished, midst the whistling and clucking,

Charlie thought that maybe, she was ready for more plucking.

GG picked her feathers up and shoved them in a sack,

Took one look at Charlie and headed out the back.

Before the cheering finished and the curtains finally drawn

a goose bumped, naked GG went fluttering into the dawn.

~

The road to stardom is one of luck

and Glitter Girl, our talented chook

was spotted by a talent scout,

he saw her talent, it’s all stops out.

Now she dances for the ballet,

earning an honest weeks pay.

But there are times without a doubt

when she brings her bra and roller skates out.

Then you’ll see her in some far off town,

this ballet dancer of renown.

Upon the stage she’ll sing and prance,

doing the stripper’s chicken dance.

Laurie Smith.© 2013

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15 thoughts on “Glitter Girl, a cautionary tale for dancing chickens.

  1. patgarcia

    Hi,
    This poem reminds me of the circumstances one of your women character’s in Mountain of Death. There’s a bit of sadness in this one for me. It is the demoralization of the female and how many women are treated.

    Ciao,
    Patti

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    1. laurie27wsmith Post author

      Very astute Sis, yes it’s FiFi. On the outward side it’s a piece of verse that entertains and garners a chuckle. Deeper down it does talk about the obstacles facing many women who follow the path to stardom and what they have to do to get there.
      Cheers
      Bro.

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    1. laurie27wsmith Post author

      Thanks Eli, when you ask for chicken strips and they dance out of the kitchen you may realise that something is amiss. I reckon that GG is a hot chick and nothing short of Tabasco will do her justice.

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  3. bgbowers

    I love these chicken collaborations:) I particularly enjoyed this verse:

    “She tantalised the crowing crowd,

    by removing a tiny feather.

    GG knew what they wanted,

    and went at it hell for leather.”

    So funny 🙂

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  4. Linda Henderson

    Great tale…lol, enjoyed the laugh Laurie.   Hey my new email address is lindahendersonoz@yahoo.com.au   Cheers Linda

    From: laurie27wsmith To: j.lhende@xtra.co.nz Sent: Wednesday, 7 August 2013 12:33 AM Subject: [New post] Glitter Girl, a cautionary tale for dancing chickens.

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