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The Bird is the Word

I don’t know what I’m complaining about, it’s not like I’ve been cuffed, All I have to do is show up for dinner. After all it’s the bird that got stuffed. It’s not like they’re asking a lot from me they won’t work me till I’ve croaked, All I have to do is show up and eat. After all it’s the bird that got smoked. I can’t tell you that they’ll torture me and it seems to be reasonably priced, All I have to do is visit for a while. After all it’s the bird that got sliced. I could tell them things to make them laugh until their gravy becomes splattered, All I’d have to do is tell a joke to them. After all it’s the bird that got plattered. I think that it smells good enough that I’ll eat until they claim my leg’s been hollowed, All I have to do is not complain about things. After all it’s the bird that got swallowed. I’ve never given it much thought before but a bird’s life is really kind of murky I guess I’d rather be the Thanksgiving guest today than be the Thanksgiving Turkey.

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  1. Date: 11/18/2011 5:56:00 PM

  1. Date: 11/13/2011 4:41:00 PM
    Geee, Tony! Did you go vegetarian on us?? When u start to pity the turkey, that's a tell tale sign that more transformation is about to come. Just blindfold yourself and pretend you are eating linguini!! Personally, I love the flow of this turkey write. You write with a sense of sympathy...I really thot you'd be eating BBQ ribs tho--since you have mastered the recipe. Great writings on the soup for you has been great to see your growth. :) Gwendolen

  1. Date: 11/12/2011 3:57:00 AM
    My God!!! This is WITTY!!! I feel like in a great wave of emotion, eventhough I know you talked bout 'a bird'.. Excellent!

  1. Date: 11/11/2011 6:15:00 AM
    Hope it was free range. Happy Thanksgiving Tony, we have much to be grateful for. Love and light, Vie

  1. Date: 11/10/2011 9:30:00 PM
    LoL. enjoyed very much the rhymes in here. made me tingling

  1. Date: 11/10/2011 12:47:00 PM
    Oh my! to be the Thanksgiving Turkey, no thanks. I'd most definitely rather be looking down than looking up. Fine piece Tony :)

  1. Date: 11/10/2011 6:59:00 AM it Tony..its sure to do well in the thanks giving contest x0x Tracie

  1. Date: 11/9/2011 12:20:00 PM
    LOL, yes, they say there's always someone worse off than you... Love this witty piece : )

  1. Date: 11/9/2011 11:16:00 AM
    Always sooo funny, Tony! Did you see Sarah Palin giving the turkey a reprieve when she was governor of Alaska? The youtube video is outrageous because another bird is being killed right behind her. As you say, all we have to do is show up and eat. I am a Buckeye fan as well, Tony. A late close friend of mine lived just long enough to see them win the national championship in 2003. A week later she was gone. Love your writing style! Carolyn

  1. Date: 11/9/2011 8:38:00 AM
    Tony I absolutley love this-poor turkey. I think I will read this to everyone on Thanksgiving Day if ok w/ you and I am going to add as a favorite! Also, I think being called a nerd is better than being called a beast...what do you think? :)

  1. Date: 11/9/2011 7:24:00 AM
    Remember the Brownies at Cowboys back in like 1990...Like when Emmitt, M. Irvin, and Troy Aikman were Pups? Bernie and the Boys Laid the wood that game. We had one other Tgiving vs the Lions back in the day on Turkey day. and that's bout all I recall.......SOUP Mail!