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
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