Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Little Red Hen








Little Red Hen

Red is the color of socialists,
and what do socialists believe?
Everyone works, everyone helps,
together, everyone achieves.

Hen asked for help planting wheat.
The other animals said no.
Hen did all the work without any help,
from seed to plant, flour, and dough.

Little Red Hen is a socialist
and what do socialists believe?
Everyone works, everyone helps,
together, everyone achieves.

Work is a part of the process:
no help with the work means no bread,
no help with the work makes you lazy,
when the lazy don’t help they aren’t fed.

Little Red Hen is a socialist,
and what do socialists believe?
Everyone works, everyone helps,
together, everyone achieves.


©Mary Lee Hahn, 2017



4 comments:

  1. I'm really enjoying these!

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  2. Love you connected the song in your poem.Time for everyone to stand up!

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  3. I hadn't heard of MV until now -- enjoying the backstory as well as your poetic commentaries.

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  4. The lessons of Little Red Hen were good ones indeed. I, too, am enjoying learning about Melvina and her songs. (Is the i pronounced like long i or long e?)

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