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Below is the poem entitled Tryptophantastic which was written by poet Tony Lane. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Their bodies are strewn about like the leaves that fall in autumn, They act like they’ve never done this before like no one’s ever taught ‘em. There was a massacre at this house and it was moderation that was killed, Excessive consumption rules the day in which giving thanks is filled. They’re going to get up and move around just as soon as they can, As soon as they can build the strength to snatch more pie from the pan. The air is filled with gasps and snores as the TV plays the game, They’ve all done this to themselves but the turkey gets the blame.

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  1. Date: 11/18/2011 5:54:00 PM
    heh, beauty one! we used to have big formal meals at the dining room table after church every Sunday. afterwards, the adult males would pretend to watch football or baseball or wide world of sports golf or tennis while snoozin', the adult females would clean up the kitchen, and the kids would do what kids do.

  1. Date: 11/7/2011 9:27:00 PM
    Can you say Trypto-PHAT??? I really enjoyed this witty write, Tony. Excellent scenery as all the stuffed pigs cohabitate on the couch----Potatoes! lol. Gwendolen

  1. Date: 11/7/2011 5:48:00 PM
    Good one..Enjoyed reading your creative work.zzzz Turkey time is comin! THANKS to Death!

  1. Date: 11/7/2011 1:19:00 PM
    Outrageously witty, Tony. There must be something wrong with me because turkey's tryptophan doesn't put me to sleep. The games are always on at my house and I love watching them. Really enjoyed the way you describe Thanksgiving as a day when "moderation...was killed." So true! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 11/7/2011 12:21:00 PM
    hmm, stuffed like this piece.. trypho whattt? lol, you overate! phantastic!:) huggs!

  1. Date: 11/7/2011 11:22:00 AM
    I believe it's thanksgiving in your neck of the woods Tony, Happy Thanksgiving. Did you know that turkeys have natural hormones release that make people sleepy after gestation. Sort of like walnuts have their melatonin affect. I enjoyed your dinner, I was a good girl and cleaned the plate. Love, Vie.

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    Date: 11/7/2011 12:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Two more weeks until Thanksgiving but I can't wait. And yes, that hormone is called tryptophan.
  1. Date: 11/7/2011 6:40:00 AM
    Oh, perfect picture of 99% of homes on Turkey Day! You've got it!

  1. Date: 11/7/2011 5:45:00 AM
    Excellent as usual Tony, Keep it up love it.x