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The Old Chicken Lady

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Blog Everyday in May Challenge

Day 7: The thing(s) you’re most afraid of

The Old Chicken Lady

By Melinda Wilder

there once was an old lady

who at one time was not so old

she had check marks on all the right boxes

then decided to go where it was awfully cold

she found she loved chickens

more than domesticated pets

she made them her children (the way people do!)

she decided to leave no room for regrets

but it meant setting out

to a place all alone

and to this day she wonders…

wonders down to her frail bones

the “when I’m 80” test

is now long past

and chickens surround her

and the years are passing fast

so go it alone, don’t be afraid

but know you might wind up just like this

an old chicken lady, wrinkled and lonely

and knowing all the check marks you actually missed

Author: Melinda Haas

Melinda is a writer, blogger, artist and teacher. She lives in Wisconsin with her family.

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  1. Pingback: The Awkward Prayer (and proof that it works) | Hey Lou Writes

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