A Peeling’s Appeal

I plucked chickens in the back yard
Boiling water softened the quills
Dead foul feel no pain
Poetically I “extract the plumage”
Either way you say it
Those peelings gotta go
Years go by
My layers live
Peel ever gently
I feel the burn

dversepoets.com Monday quadrille. The prompt word is ‘peel’. Exactly 44 words excluding the title.

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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9 Responses to A Peeling’s Appeal

  1. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like the last line about feeling the burn.


  2. Mary what a powerful image to parallel God’s pruning in our lives. Have a blessed night. If I may ask for prayer Mary, I speak Wednesday night to lead our Ash Wednesday service. I welcome any prayer I will obey the Master without delay or distraction.

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  3. lynn__ says:

    Naked chickens can’t hide anything!


  4. Even your format of line length peeled away and grew smaller. Cool…well done. A meaningful poem that also pleased the eye.

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  5. This is something I have never done… dead fowls feel no pain, but it takes a bit of fiber to manage the peeling of chickens.


  6. Mish says:

    My interpretation of this was a much deeper metaphor about being present, enlightened, aware vs. numbed. Not sure if that was the message. I really enjoyed the unique analogies.

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