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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Kauai Chicken

Kauai hen scurries
across the busy highway
seven chicks follow.

     Kauai is Hawaii's northern most island.  It has lots of wild chickens.  When Hurricane Iniki blew across the island in 1992  all the chickens were blown away from their coops and cages. It was impossible to tell which chickens went where making it impossible to return any of the chickens to their owners.  Plus everyone was busy with more important things than worrying about chickens after the hurricane. so the chickens have roamed freely around the island since then and Kauaians are quite proud of their free roaming chickens.  It is a distinctive aspect of this island. What is a distinctive characteristic of your school, family, or yourself? Can you write a poem about that today?Have fun writing.


  1. Joy,
    I loved the history as well as the poem. Thanks!

  2. Thanks, Linda. Each of the Hawaiian Islands has a distinct personality and it is fun to learn about each one.