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Did the Egg Lay the Chicken? - My Answer to Jodah's Writer’s Challenge

Jodah/John Hansen's Challenge

He challenged his peers to write a short story or poem, using a random sentence. Here is my answer to John's challenge, using a sentence from one of his own hubs.

Where my sentence came from?

The sentence I chose is the Title of one of Johah's hubs.

But HP said this makes my hub duplicated.

And took it down

But my Poem, every word is MINE

So my title to my poem will be changed

To something a little more mundane

I have deleted John's rules

Now must I also delete his name?




Did the Egg Lay the Chicken?

© By Shyron Shenko


Thank you Barbara

Thank you Barbara

How

could the egg come first?

When the chicken could not be laid

Except by the big ole rooster

That is how the egg was made

To

lay a fertile egg

The chicken must be laid

Then she can lay a rooster in an egg

So other hens he can lay

Opie and Joanie in the backgrround

Opie and Joanie in the backgrround

Thank you Barbara

Thank you Barbara

Make

an egg! Its rooster’s play

As he lays as many hens as he can lay

He rules the Roost from the day

His first Hen he laid

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The

egg will crack open

to display what the hen has laid

Unless it ends up in a dish

Or on a plate or tray

World's

best source of protein

Is the egg they say!

Best if you eat them Anyway

OR!

Best

Way to figure out

You breakfast for the day

Should you eat them Raw

OR!

Barbara and Opie

Barbara and Opie

Scrambled

Jodah's Way

Whipped up nice and fluffy

Served on toast

To make a grand display

Eggs

did not come first

No matter what they say

They are a phenomenon

That only hens can lay



The Nichols Chicklets

The Nichols Chicklets

Other authors who have answered Jodah's call

Johah's recipe

© 2015 Shyron E Shenko

Comments

C E Clark from North Texas on April 14, 2021:

You have some great photos here. Some very smart looking chickens. Going to post this on AH & FB again.

Note the program didn't just divide my reference to D.C. into separate sentences in my comment below, but even divided the sentences into paragraphs! Wish these programs weren't always trying to prove how smart they are . . .

So far, Biden seems to be making progress against Covid -19. Hope it continues to get better. For a while, at first, there were a 1,000 people dying daily. Then it went up to 2,000. Then, not long ago, 4,000 a day! Now it's generally less than a thousand and usually 300 to 800 daily. Too many, but a big improvement. Looking forward to zero deaths every day.

Hope all is well with you and yours. Blessings, dear friend . . .

C E Clark from North Texas on January 16, 2021:

Think it is the Republican Party through their support of Trump sedition that is laying the egg. I think a lot of people believe it was a bunch of rag-tag people who stormed The Capital building Jan. 6. One woman arrested nearby here in Texas was a realtor and took a small jet to D.

C. in order to raise hell. Let us not mistake the mob that attacked the Capital building with protestors.

In fact most of the people storming the Capital building were middle class folks, including former military officers, off duty cops, and even lawyers, teachers, presidents of companies, and company owners. It costs money to travel and to buy the materials necessary to make the EIDs, bombs, and the weaponry several had with them.

An unfortunate state of affairs where it was again insisted that no one is above the law. After over 4 years of not being held accountable for his many crimes, Trump certainly seems to be above the law. Nothing has happened to him yet to prove otherwise -- or even suggest otherwise.

Several members of Congress (Republicans) are known to have assisted in the planning of the event and also in carrying out those plans. Will anything be done about them? Unless blue is one of your best colors, don't hold your breath.

There have been dozens of investigations and recounts of the ballots, and those in charge insist there was no hanky-panky with the ballots or the votes other than the usual vote suppression by the Republicans -- they have stated again and again that the more people who turn out to vote, the more likely they will lose -- so they prefer people not vote, especially in districts known to be primarily liberal.

It boils down to them being sorry losers. Imagine overthrowing one's own government because one doesn't like the outcome of an election? That's what they have tried to do and they haven't given up yet. Wonder what they have planned for Jan. 20?

Read there are more than 25,000 guardsmen in D.C. alone, in prep for the inauguration of Biden. Seems 2021 isn't to be the end of all the bad stuff. On top of everything else, nearly 4,000 people are dying everyday from Covid-19. It was over 4100 just a couple of days ago. That's nearly 28,000 a week.

Hope you and yours are taking precautions against the virus and staying safe. Blessings, dear friend, to you and both of your Walters . . .

C E Clark from North Texas on August 15, 2020:

Clearly, according to the Bible, the chicken came first. But speaking of laying eggs . . . Trump couldn't wait to list all of Kamala Harris' shortcomings (in his own point of view, of course), but failed to see that everything he listed about her is to some of us, advantages, and exactly what we want to hear! You could say he was helping to lift her up and let us all see what a good choice she really is.

Posting this to FB & AH.

Hope you and Walter are continuing to be cautious and safe. This virus is a long way from over, Blessings, dear friend . . .

C E Clark from North Texas on December 30, 2019:

A very excellent poem to give people something to think about. Posting this on FB & AH.

Hope you had a great Christmas and that every day of 2020 will be fantastic for you! Happy New Year!

C E Clark from North Texas on July 23, 2019:

Yes indeed, God did create the chicken before a chicken ever laid an egg. But it gives some people something to wonder about when they're bored, as to which came first, the chicken or the egg.

Posting this to FB and AH.

Blessings dear friend. Hope all is well and stays well . . .

C E Clark from North Texas on May 07, 2019:

Forgot to mention last time I commented that even though raw eggs can cause serious illness when eaten, I have eaten raw eggs in cake batter, cookie dough, and eggnog that I made myself (or my mother made it when I was very young) since I was a young child. Have so far never become ill. But I won't recommend that anyone do what I do as they may not have my good luck.

Blessings my dear friend. Hope all is well with you . . .

C E Clark from North Texas on January 29, 2019:

You should never eat eggs raw as they can make you seriously sick, but any other way -- unless your doc cautions about fried foods -- is OK. I like them boiled.

A medium egg has 6 grams of protein. An average adult woman reasonably active requires 45 grams of protein a day, more if she works out a lot or spends most of her time doing hard work. 50 grams of protein daily for the average adult man. Again, more protein if he works hard, lifts weights, digs ditches, etc.

Sharing this excellent poem on FB and AH.

Blessings dear friend . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on June 19, 2018:

Cee, thank you for the comments.

The photos were all take by Barba (my step mother's sister) she is awesome with her camera.

C E Clark from North Texas on June 16, 2018:

Sharing this excellent poem on FB. Don't know if I've mentioned it before, but your photos are excellent too. They remind me of years ago when I was growing up on the farm and my mother ordered a hundred White Leghorns and Red Rock baby chicks through the mail. 50 of each. Yes, and they still send baby chicks through the mail I'm told.

Blessings dear friend . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on August 12, 2017:

Au fait, thank you for the comments and for sharing on Awesome HubPages. I agree with you the whole election should be overturned and the rightful owner should take her rightful place in the White House.

Hope everything is well with you. Just spent an hour out in the pouring rain to find out where the pouring rain was pouring into the kitchen and Chipper went with me so he could play in the rain.

Blessings my dear friend

C E Clark from North Texas on August 02, 2017:

I don't know about the chicken, but I think Trump laid an egg when he dictated that response for Little Donny regarding the meeting with Russians that Old Trump said he knew nothing about. He's already obstructed justice in so many ways it's hard to keep up. I really don't want him impeached unless they can take out Pence and Ryan too.

Going to share this one on Awesome HubPages. Hope all is well at your house. Take care . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on August 16, 2016:

Yes John, we do need more humor in the things we say and do. I am so glad you decided to keep your poem about scrambled eggs and not have HP niche it in two. The poem is what made it U-NEE-Q (my word).

Blessings dear friend.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on August 16, 2016:

Paula, thank you, I am glad this made you laugh. Au fait and I use to work together in a snake pit (not literally) and to keep from going crazy or worse, silliness like this is what we talked about most nights when we were not snowed under with business, someone in the group would come up with a play on words and it would go from there, you would have enjoyed the conversations we had.

I really appreciate you.

Blessings and Hugs my dear friend.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on August 16, 2016:

Au fait, thanks for the revisit, I loved writing this and if Jodah had not written a poem with his recipe and without his challenge, I would not have written this piece.

I hope you are enjoying the cooler weather from yesterday.

Blessings and hugs dear friend.

John Hansen from Australia (Gondwana Land) on August 15, 2016:

I thought I'd revisit it too...still fun a second time, and I agree with Paula...we need to have more frivolity around here.

Suzie from Carson City on August 15, 2016:

LMAO!!!! OMG, you ladies have me roaring!! "I'm thinking she should write poultry."......LOL! Shyron, you are a stitch, girl.

Au fait, thanks for appreciating my R-rated poem......I simply fashioned it after real life in the human world!! LOL

I would love to see us all have more of this kind of silly FUN around here! I'm about sick to death of all the Political scuttle-but!!

C E Clark from North Texas on August 15, 2016:

Thought I'd come by and share this fun poem again after we talked about Jodah's scrambled eggs! :) Take care . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on March 23, 2016:

Au fait,

Paula sure did nail this one

I am thinking she should write poultry

And would be one of the best

She is so good she could feather a nest

*

*

Hope all is well with you, thank you for the comments and sharing.

Blessings always.

C E Clark from North Texas on March 22, 2016:

Sharing this poem again. Paula certainly nailed it didn't she? :)

Hope all is well with you and John. Take care . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on October 29, 2015:

Paula, thank you for the compliment and comments.

Crowing about their conquest and looking for the nearest hen.

You are so right.

I like silly poems also, I am so happy that you like mine

Blessings and Hugs my friend.

Suzie from Carson City on October 28, 2015:

Shyron.....This is GREAT!

Hmmmm...Seems to me Roosters are typical men

Crowing & seeking to lay the next hen.

No dinner, no movie, just "Let''s have some fun!"

Mama hen does all the work, Daddy Rooster's job is done

Next time you scramble some eggs to eat

Thank Mama cause Daddy's another dead beat!!

I like silly nonsense poems.....Yours is a winner!

C E Clark from North Texas on October 28, 2015:

Came back to share this again in case there are some people who haven't read it yet. Very funny.

Yes, I am indeed enjoying this lovely weather. Hope you guys are too. Blessings . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on September 09, 2015:

Jo (tobusiness) thank you again for sharing this, I appreciate you so much.

I hope you slept well.

Blessings and Hugs dear friend.

Jo Alexis-Hagues from Lincolnshire, U.K on September 07, 2015:

Shyron, I read this on my iPad during my coffee break at work last night. Unfortunately, I could not find the button to share, so I returned to finish the job on my PC, and now I'm heading back to bed. :)

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on September 07, 2015:

Jo, I am so glad you found this funny. Thank you for the comment and sharing.

I am well and hope that you are well also.

Blessings and hugs also.

Jo Alexis-Hagues from Lincolnshire, U.K on September 06, 2015:

Sharon, I don't know how I missed this wonderful response to John's challenge but you certainly made me laugh, so I'm spreading the joy by sharing. The video is priceless.

I do hope you're well, blessings always.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on May 24, 2015:

Thank you Au fait for the comments and share.

I know the humidity is killing me. It is not cool inside, it is cooler outside.

I hope it is cool enough for you.

Blessings and hugs.

C E Clark from North Texas on May 15, 2015:

Thought I would share this wicked poem again. Oh, but I have to have a look at the new one, too!

So humid again today. Temp isn't really that bad, but feels much warmer than it is. Hope you both stayed in where it's cool. Take care . . and Blessings to you both . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on April 23, 2015:

Dear Theresa (Faith Reaper) thank you dear friend for the comment, compliment, up-votes, tweet, pin and sharing. I am glad you enjoyed this.

God bless you also and (((((Hugs)))))

Faith Reaper from southern USA on April 22, 2015:

Oh, how clever and delightful, dearest Shyron! I love your response to John's fun challenge. This is so creatively done and interesting.

Enjoyed the video LOL. Thank you for bringing a smile this day.

I don't know how I missed this one, but so glad I saw it now.

Up ++++ tweeting, pinning and sharing

God bless you

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on April 14, 2015:

Jamie, thank you for your comment, glad you enjoyed it.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on April 14, 2015:

Sis Jo, thank you for the comments, compliments, up-votes and for sharing.

I think you are pretty amazing yourself ((((((Jo))))))

Blessings and Hugs, love

Shyron

Jamie Lee Hamann from Reno NV on April 09, 2015:

So much fun! Love it! Jamie

Jo_Goldsmith11 on April 09, 2015:

wow! I would never think of it the way you so delightfully described about the chicken and the egg! Just wonderful to read. Funny, interesting, awesome! Voted this way and up and shared. :-) Great approach to the challenge. :-))

You are amazing sis~! ((((((((( Shyron )))))))))

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on April 09, 2015:

Peggy W. thank you for the comment, up votes and more, and mostly for being my friend.

I do not like eggs, but eat them sometimes.

Blessings and Hugs my friend.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 08, 2015:

Eggs certainly are nutritious. As to the age old question, the Maker of us all knows the answer. That video at the end was funny. Voted it that and more!

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on March 30, 2015:

Susie, I am so happy you love my poem, response to Jodah's Challenge, and I thank you for the comment and compliment.

Blessings and hugs my friend.

Susie Lehto from Minnesota on March 27, 2015:

Shyron, I love your poem as a response the Jodah's challenge.

Cute and Funny!

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on March 08, 2015:

Peachy, thank you for the comment. I think the baby with the chicken was funny also. Yes I let the secret out. God created the Hen and the Rooster, not the egg (embryo) first.

Have a Blessed day.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on March 08, 2015:

Thank you Patricia, for the comments, thumb up, and sharing, I really appreciate you. And I especially thank you for the Angels.

Have a Blessed day.

Hug I have given the angels and they are on their way back to you.

peachy from Home Sweet Home on March 07, 2015:

i love the video, the baby is cute when watching the eggs came out. Right, chicken comes first. Voted up

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on March 07, 2015:

Clever little challenge this one and your response is equally as clever.

That is the age old question..will we ever find the answer to that one???

Angels are on the way to you ps

Voted up and shared

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on March 05, 2015:

Jamie, you are welcome, and thank you for he comment, I am glad to see you.

Blessings and hugs dear friend

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on March 05, 2015:

Kevin, thank you for the comment, up votes, sharing and tweet.

Hugs and Blessings

Jamie Lee Hamann from Reno NV on March 05, 2015:

Such a fun and playful poem! Thank you for sharing. Jamie

The Examiner-1 on March 05, 2015:

That is something else Shyron. I have never really given much thought to that question because it seemed hopeless to answer. Yours is a different one. I love the video, the baby is cute and the video is funny but I do feel sorry for him/her. I voted it up, shared and Tweeted it.

Kevin

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 28, 2015:

John, thank you, for coming back to check on me. I have to be careful when I do these challenges and make sure my wording is good and title unique (U-Nee-Q) and check my grammar (removed the "a") glad I have grammar checkers, that will tell me about the mistooks.

I appreciate you so much.

Blessings and Hugs

Shyron

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 28, 2015:

Thank you Au fait, for the comment and I always appreciate the English help. I took the "a" out and.

It do look better.

Blessings and Hugs.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 28, 2015:

Au fait, thank you for the comment, thumb-up and for sharing.

I really appreciate you, you know that I do.

Blessings and Hugs to you my beautiful friend.

John Hansen from Australia (Gondwana Land) on February 27, 2015:

Sorry to hear you had problems with duplification Shyron. The same happened to me recently with my response to billybuc's last challenge. HP must be getting stricter all of a sudden. Hope it's all good again now with your title change(but yes, a Au fait said, you need to remove the "a")

C E Clark from North Texas on February 27, 2015:

Thought I'd have a look at the changes. You might want to take 'a' out of your title. Sharing again.

Tried to share and it doesn't work at all now. So many glitches in this program anymore . . .

C E Clark from North Texas on February 25, 2015:

My goodness, all that bawdiness had me blushing. I should think the chicken (a rooster no doubt) crossed the road to visit the hen. You can indeed have eggs with no rooster. Roosters are only useful to escort the hens around the yard, assuming you're talking free-range. All our chickens were free range spoiled chickens when I was growing up on a farm, and they didn't appreciate their good fortune.

Very entertaining and fun. Voted up, FI, and sharing.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 25, 2015:

Devika, thank you for the compliment, comment and thumb-up.

I really appreciate you.

Blessings and Hugs dear friend.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on February 25, 2015:

Amazing! I like the way you presented this hub. Your great mind works wonderfully. Voted up!

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 24, 2015:

Jen, thank you for the compliment and the comment, I really appreciate you. I am so happy that you enjoyed this.

Blessings and Hugs

Shyron

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 24, 2015:

Mary615, thank you for the comment, up vote and sharing, I really appreciate you.

Blessings and hugs dear friend.

Shyron

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 24, 2015:

Ruby, thank you for the comment. I love the video also, and I am happy this made you smile. Why did the chicken cross the road? I have heard that it was to get to the other side lol, but maybe she knew that there was more scratch on the other side. Our chickens crossed the road all the time, the barn was on one side of the road and the hen-house on the other and they like to roam.

Chickens are very intelligent. My brother had a pet rooster and the rooster's reason for crossing the road was to follow my brother when he crossed the road to go to the barn.

Blessings and Hugs dear friend

Shyron

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 24, 2015:

Bill, thank you for the comment, I really appreciate you. Yes I am aware that hens can and do lay unfertilized eggs, that fact did not fit in the poem. It would not keep the lineage going, at least not for very long.

Blessings always

Shyron

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 24, 2015:

LOL Shauna, the unfertilized eggs are the one Jodah scrambled. Yes I grew up on a farm and I know about fertile eggs. But without the rooster's the chicken population would dwindle and become extinct, somehow that did not fit into the poem. Do you know how to tell if an egg has been fertilized (LOL)?

Thank you Shauna for the comment, I do appreciate you.

Blessings and Hugs

Jen Card on February 24, 2015:

This is not only an absolutely amazing poem, the idea is fantastic! I really enjoyed reading this from start to finish.

Mary Hyatt from Florida on February 24, 2015:

Oh, this is such a clever amusing answer to Jodah's challenge. I love his scrambled egg Hub!

Great job! Voted UP, and shared.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on February 24, 2015:

I'm grinning from ear to ear. Funny and creative. The video made me lol. I loved this Shyron. Now if we only knew why the chicken crossed the road. Hee.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on February 24, 2015:

Great challenge and great response....Sha is right....as a chicken farmer, I can say without hesitation that you can have eggs without roosters. :)

blessings always

bill

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on February 24, 2015:

Shyron, you can have eggs without a rooster. Hens lay unfertilized eggs. The rooster only comes into play if you want to breed the chickens.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 24, 2015:

Ann, thank you for the compliment and the comment. I am glad you liked it.

Blessings and Hugs

Shyron

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 24, 2015:

John, I am so glad you love it and it made you laugh. And taking part, that is my pleasure and I wanted to publish it before now but still fighting the developer, maybe I should write one about him that would tell everyone how he is.

I still need to do billybuc 's challenge.

Blessings and hugs

Shyron

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 24, 2015:

Shauna, thank you for the compliment, and comment. That is right, You can't have the egg without a chicken and rooster.

Blessings and Hugs Dear Shauna

Shyron

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 24, 2015:

Thank you Barbara, for the compliment, and thank you for the pictures.

Love you

Shyron

barbaranichols on February 24, 2015:

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE scrambled eggs AND your poem!!!! Fantastic!!!!

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on February 24, 2015:

This is a very creative response to John's challenge, Shyron. I think you've answered the age-old question. You can't have an egg without a chicken, right?

John Hansen from Australia (Gondwana Land) on February 24, 2015:

Shyron, I just loved this. Hilarious, I can't stop laughing. Very original and great response to my challenge. Thank you for taking part. Voted up.

Ann Carr from SW England on February 24, 2015:

Great way to interpret this challenge, Shyron! I loved the lead on from one verse to the next; delightful and amusing. The never-ending question: which one did come first?

Well done!

Ann

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