The Widowís Cock
It seems that life is always fought between
a fox and cock. The latter struts about
his house as King David, his wives arrayed
on beds of hay. The fox, a cunning lout,
requests that King Cockís rigour be displayed.
A widow, once, was gifted such a cock
and stalked by such a fox. That night she locked
her new monarch inside with his new brides.
The foolish Cock let Noble Fox come in,
and just as Cockís veins tautened in the shaft
of its long neck, so that music
might issue forth, the fox bit down
and choked the chickenís warbling.
The widow woke, and stepped out to unlock
the henhouse door. Instead she saw the cock,
the bloody state of which no priest could bless.
ĎJust like a maní she spat. ĎGives out Ďis cock
like itís a gift, and lets you clean the mess.í
Written by The_Silly_Sibyl
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