An Easter Surprise

He dearly loved his three granddaughters,
and wanted to make them happy.
Three chicks that had been dyed blue, red, and pink,
an Easter surprise for everyone including Grandma.
When he opened the box and lifted out the three beauties,
we all oooohed and aaaahed and oooohed and aaaahed! 

He dearly loved his three granddaughters,
and wanted to make them happy.

We named our chicks Bluey, Reddy, and Pinky
and taught them how to follow us around like dogs.
My grandmother never grew any fonder of them,
but she didn’t have the heart to say we had to give them up.

He dearly loved his three granddaughters,
and wanted to make them happy.
To our great dismay, as our chicks grew older,
they started fighting with each other… constantly.
It was then that we realized our chicks had grown up;
our little darlings turned out to be three spirited roosters. 

He dearly loved his three granddaughters,
and wanted to make them happy.
It broke his heart to tell us we had to let them go,
and as we drove away, I thought Grandma was hiding a smile
as she stood in the driveway and waved good-bye
to my grandfather, her three grandkids, and three Banty roosters!

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