Lucy and Cinnamon…a Chickmas poem

Lucy is getting ready for the Chickmas Poetry Reading and Cinnamon is humming the appropriate tune in the background, so you get the full effect of Lucy’s words. Cinnamon was going to play her saxophone but even with the mike, Lucy couldn’t chirp loud enough to be heard over the music, so they decided Cinnamon would hum instead.

 

Chickmas time

everyone tells me that Chickmas Time
is a very special season
a time when humans are happier
when they are kinder
when they get together
and exchange gifts
a time when they kill and eat pigs
who are beautiful and sweet animals
a time to send cards
a time to spread joy and love
(except to the pigs, of course)
a time to decorate their houses
and bake cookies

the thing is
that’s what it’s like at The Coop
almost every single day
except we love our pig friends
and would never kill or eat them
because, as I said, we love them
and we would never eat living beings
not even humans
because chicklets extend love to everyone
not just certain ones

humans shouldn’t sing joy to the world
they should sing joy to certain beings and then name them
that would be more honest
because they seem to have little regard for anyone but themselves
and even then they are on shaky ground

so during this season of parties and laughter
we chicklets will be celebrating all life
and the only wish we have
it’s the same every year
is that humans will stop killing and torturing us

Merry Chickmas to all
and unlike humans
WE really mean all

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The beauty of love…

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How can a single person think they are better, have more feelings, or rights, than any other species on earth.  It’s simply not possible.  Love is part of all life.  THAT is what we we need to celebrate during this holiday season…the love and compassion in our hearts for ALL living beings.

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This is what Peace and Love look like

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This is what peace and love LOOK like. How can we turn a child into a killer? What does it take to do that? It takes greed, it takes rich men, it takes hatred and power, it takes GOVERNMENT and institutions, and culture and training to turn a child into a killer. It takes lies and propaganda and brainwashing and conditioning to turn a child into a killer. That’s what it takes. That’s what we do.

 

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Think about it…

we
have
to
make
room
in
our
hearts
for
everything
that
lives
on
this
planet

 

humans
do
not
own
the
earth

 

the
species
who
SHARE
this
planet
with
us
do
NOT
belong
to
us
they
are
not
ours
to
do
with
as
we
please

 

is
this
what
we
are
or
simply
what
we
have
become

 

is
this
what
we
were
programmed
to
be

 

the
killers
and
destroyers
of
all
life
and
beauty

 

the
wars
never
end

 

wars
against
each
other
against
nature
against
ourselves

 

why

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Flower, Rene, Ginger, Mouse, Sparkle and Katie

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Holly mentioned Rene and I know Laurie loves him too, so when I saw them walking to the park I asked if they would mind posing for a family portrait.  Rene and Flower are still madly in love.  They continue to lead Rescue Raids and help those in need.  They also help train Rescue Dogs for different groups who have joined in the Rescue Movement.

They have started a family and were happy to introduce their chicklets.  Ginger is following in Flower’s footsteps and loves taking risks and jumping off of things.  Mouse is Ginger’s shadow and is always by her side.  Flower is giving Sparkle a ride because a horse stepped on her foot.  Flower said that Sparkle knows she shouldn’t play underneath the horses but she loves them so much she just can’t stay away from them.  The horse who stepped on her was horrified and promised to give her rides for the rest of her life.  Katie is the youngest and has a personality much like Rene’s.  They are a very happy family and send chirps and peeps to all of you.

 

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Clarence, James and Roxy

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The chicklets were on their way home from a luau when they started talking about humans again.

“My mom said that we have to stay away from humans because they believe that they have the right to decide who gets to live or die,” chirped Clarence.  “She said they hate us.”

“What did we do to them?” peeped Roxy.

“Nothing,” chirped Clarence.  “They just hate us, that’s why they treat us the way they do.”

“Well, my mom said that if aliens from another planet attacked the earth,  all the wars would stop so that everyone could fight against the aliens.  As soon as they were finished killing them, which my mom said would never happen, they would start to kill each other again,” peeped Roxy.

“What’s a alien?” chirped James.

“Someone who lives underground at Area 51 in Nevada,” peeped Roxy.

“What’s Nevada?” chirped James.

“I have no idea,” chirped Clarence honestly.  “None at all.”

“Do you think they sell food there?” chirped James.

“Maybe,” answered Clarence.

“I’d like some popcorn,” chirped James

“The kitchen’s still open,” chirped Clarence.

“Maybe if humans stopped fighting for a while and had more snacks they would be happy like we are,” peeped Roxy.

“I don’t think so,” chirped Clarence, shaking his head.  “My mom said they’re broken.”

 

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The chicklet dancers held an impromptu recital this morning…

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A new group of rescued animals were brought to The Coop last night.  The hens, who were ready for them, sprang into action immediately and helped as many as they could in order of their need. Having been saved from a Factory Farm the damaged was horrific.  The warming bunnies were called into service and the raiding team, led by Flower and Rene, went back and forth many times before they had everyone.  Some of the rescued chicklets and chickens looked different than the chicklets at The Coop.  The chicklets have seen a lot of birds with different colored feathers, combs and eye color but the new Guests were afraid of being hurt because of  the way they looked.  The chicklets were stunned because they believe that everyone is beautiful and wonderful. So word went out to the dancers, who quickly dyed themselves with egg coloring, set up the stage, and put  together a program which included the song,  “You are so Beautiful to me.”   They leapt, danced and peeped all the while telling their new Guests how wonderful they were and how much everyone loved them.  A DIVERSITY ROCKS banner was made by the Art Department and hung in honor of the new Guests.

Last night some of the chicklets slept in the hospital with the badly wounded.  The warming bunnies and the chicklets are dedicated to making their rescued guests healthy once again.  The hens, nurses, cooks, doctors and aides have been working non-stop to help those in need.  The Coop chicklets  have been peeping softly to the damaged chicklets, telling them over and over again not to be afraid, that they are well loved and safe.  The warming bunnies are snuggled tightly against the wounded and will stay as long as they are needed.  The kitchen helpers are bringing carrots, lettuce and bunny food to their sides. Two cats have joined the team and are purring the babies to sleep while cuddling them under their chins and between their front legs.  The hens are worried about some of the more seriously wounded, they lost a battery hen early this morning, but they are doing everything they can to save those in their care.

The dance was a great success and the chicklets later held a Poetry Slam on how diversity strengthens everyone and those who shun others automatically shut themselves off from the true beauty of life, ruin the world and are just plain mean.  A party is being planned for the wounded, once they have recovered.  The Party Committee is busy recruiting helpers, which is relatively easy, since everyone wants to help.  The older chicklets have been making ice cream because they believe that ice cream makes those who are sick, and those who are not, feel better.  The youngest chicklets are making get-well cards and bringing them to the healing center in the hope that their bright colors will make the wounded feel better.  Everyone is doing what they can to save the lives of their new Guests.

One of the poems written and read by a chicklet Wisp is being set to music…these are the words:

FREE BIRDS

birds are meant to be free
not owned
not caged
not eaten

birds are beautiful beings
we are not here for the use of others
we feel pain
and love

we belong to no one
but ourselves
never forget that
birds are meant to be free

 

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Clean up at The Coop has begun…

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A great bonfire will be held late next month and everyone is looking forward to the fall party.  The guests are mostly healthy and many of the local Factory Farms are empty.  Flower and Rene are still madly in love and they are always together.  They are committed to saving as many animals as they can and they rarely stop working.  Things are getting back to normal and the chicklets are delighted to have so many new friends.

 

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