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Smokey's Christmas Turkey

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Smokey's Christmas Turkey

Smokey, God rest his soul
the poor old dog was very full
that Christmas day years ago.
We took the turkey out to sit
and left for church to praise the lord.
It must have given Smokey fits
to see that big old turkey sit
there, on the counter, not far away,
on that holy Christmas Day.
Back in the car we rode home
singing off key  “Where Sheperds Roam”,
while our empty tummies groaned
and thoughts of turkey, gravy and pies
filled our hungry wanting eyes.
But as we entered the kitchen door
we saw the turkey there on the floor,
not a piece of meat on the bones,
as Smokey slept and snored and groaned.
What the heck, “Now if you please”,
Mom said “We’ll order out Chinese!"
So every year until today
we toast to Smokey on Christmas Day.



Written 12/15/2012

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  1. Date: 12/12/2013 7:16:00 PM
    If this is a real story [it does read like one] I bet you all were UPSET! But what could you do dogs never grow beyond 2?Congrad's on your win!

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    Date: 12/13/2013 8:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    LOL--Debbie this is fiction relative to me but it did happen to a friend of mine!
  1. Date: 12/12/2013 10:59:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win friend craig. Advance Merry Christmas! cheers :)

  1. Date: 12/12/2013 6:14:00 AM
    Congratulations Craig xx

  1. Date: 12/11/2013 11:42:00 PM
    Congrats on the win, Craig

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 9:56:00 PM
    Haha! What a hilarious happening you have captured in poetry. You told the story with a great sense of humor. Glad I could be of service to you.

  1. Date: 12/24/2012 5:28:00 PM
    Congrats on your creative winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 12/24/2012 5:23:00 AM
    Good morning,Craig ,, A nice warm congratulations for the very nice win in Francine's "Christmas Dinner with Humor" Wishing you the best holidays to come. Merry Christmas and a happy new year. Love~LINDA

  1. Date: 12/21/2012 5:02:00 PM
    oh Craig, this reminds me of the scene from my favorite Christmas movie, a xmas story. I bet you know it, where the family all goes out for chinese in the end. GREAT poem and congrats on the win.

  1. Date: 12/21/2012 2:56:00 PM
    Congrats on your poem Craig! Great job!

  1. Date: 12/21/2012 10:43:00 AM
    Congratulations Craig a superb win xx

  1. Date: 12/21/2012 4:06:00 AM
    lol... Loved this tale (or should it be "tail" in honor of Smokey...). Congratulations on your win, Craig. Love, Su

  1. Date: 12/20/2012 7:42:00 PM
    I bet he didnn't eat again for days. congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 12/20/2012 6:37:00 PM
    congrats on your win Craig....a great story

  1. Date: 12/20/2012 6:35:00 PM
    congrats on your 9th place win Craig. Merry Christmas to you and yours

  1. Date: 12/17/2012 2:38:00 PM
    Awww poor smokey I bet his belly hurt. Lovely poem Craig

  1. Date: 12/17/2012 3:51:00 AM
    you sure must have loved old Smokey.. this is an enchanting poem Craig, one that as gone down very well with my glass of wine,,, have a wonderful festive season...Harry

  1. Date: 12/15/2012 5:53:00 PM
    This is quite the funny write my friend! I really enjoyed reading this humorous and delightful poem this evening! What a fascinating and lovely piece, Great Work!!