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Ode to the Turkey

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Ode to the Turkey

Oh thee! Of feathered frock
Bird of paradise – you are not
For you wobble when you walk
And gobble – gobble - while you talk

Oh thee!  Of stubby legs
Neck hanging in a bag
Of skin that sags and sags
How can you face another day?

Oh thee! With girth rotund
With wings of nearly none
Your flight is but a funny run
Some chase you just for fun

Oh thee! Of feathered frock
Bird of paradise - you are not
As you lie on chopping block
Ending up in cooking pot.

But come Thanksgiving Day-
Everyone will gladly say
You are by far - the finest bird 
That God has ever made.

Inspired by: Donna Golden’s contest:  Tribute to the turkey
2nd Place

Copyright © Elaine George

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  1. Date: 1/25/2010 9:28:00 AM
    AWESOME, I am glad you got second place!

  1. Date: 12/7/2009 7:36:00 AM
    Dear 'Laine, they say it is better late than never! Congratulations on you fantastic win in Donna's contest! Peace and love, Audrey

  1. Date: 11/25/2009 10:26:00 AM
    Excellent ABC Elaine, big congrats on your winning piece in Donna's contest >> James

  1. Date: 11/22/2009 5:00:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in Donna's Turkey tribute contest Lainie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/22/2009 10:02:00 AM
    Congratulations on your success in Donna's contest, Lainie! Great work! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 11/22/2009 9:10:00 AM
    All smiles when I read this, Lainie! All hail indeed to the terrific turkey! Congrats on your 2nd place win Lainie :) enjoyed this very much

  1. Date: 11/22/2009 8:47:00 AM
    Congrats on your success in Donna's contest Elaine.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 11/21/2009 6:59:00 PM
    Good work ...I love this..Congrats on your win. BG

  1. Date: 11/21/2009 6:35:00 PM
    Congrats. Lainie on your winning poem in the turkey tribute contest.. good job..

  1. Date: 11/21/2009 5:50:00 PM
    Hooray for you Elaine!! 2nd place winning poem, and well deserving this honor...this was such a delightful poem! ~ Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 11/21/2009 5:14:00 PM
    Wonderful!! congrats on the big win, I think it should have been #1

  1. Date: 11/21/2009 4:58:00 PM
    The bird so scorned in every way, Still fills the pot Thanksgiving Day. Congratulations on your high win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 11/21/2009 4:51:00 PM
    wowser! so funny! wonderful contribution! Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/21/2009 3:57:00 PM
    Congratulations on your placing in my contest, Lainie! Very well done! ;o) Hugs, Donna

  1. Date: 11/12/2009 7:54:00 AM
    Thank you for your welcome blog comments Elaine.Keep sharing you God-given talents here.rgds Brian

  1. Date: 11/8/2009 9:23:00 AM
    Being a Turkey with all these Souper poems, sheer bliss, then there's the punchlines >> we end up in the Soup, nice poem Elaine >> James

  1. Date: 11/7/2009 6:45:00 AM
    Thank you for your welcome blog comments today Elaine.Rgds Brian Guess th online link wiil have to do in the meantime!

  1. Date: 11/6/2009 8:21:00 AM
    LOL! Good luck in contest Lainie. Looks like a winner to me. Smile. Love Light Patty

  1. Date: 11/5/2009 11:49:00 PM
    Best wishes with this one Elaine.Rgds Brian & thanks you for your welcome comments today.

  1. Date: 11/5/2009 2:24:00 PM
    I may have ham for Thanksgiving now! Not! Great descriptions. And thanks for the congrats on my placement.