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Turkey Buzzards

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Turkey Buzzards

Cattle that died from stark starvation
Were a banquet dried by dehydration
So turkey buzzards gathered to eat
This jerky prepared by the desert heat
And they gorged themselves 'til they couldn't fly
As vultures waited for them to die


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  1. Date: 9/21/2013 11:52:00 PM

    so here is an animal rhyme I somehow missed back from August. Turkey buzzards AND vultures. Oh MY. I liked how the meat turned to jerkey in the hot sun!!

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh Date: 9/22/2013 8:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

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  1. Date: 8/20/2013 9:54:00 AM

    very clever, jon! i love the idea of "jerky prepared by the desert heat." i always enjoy your animal poems.

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh Date: 8/24/2013 12:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you
  1. Date: 8/20/2013 5:37:00 AM

    Hmmmmmmm...what oh what inspired this one, Jon. Please...do tell! Is that the same type of turkeys humans consume? ;) This vegetarian wants to know! HAHA! Teasing ya! Great write. My advice...STICK TO CHOCOLATE!

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh Date: 8/24/2013 12:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I had written a poem title "Vultures" and a friend ask if I would give her a copy of my Buzzard poem. So, I thought to myself. I must write a poem about buzzards and this is what I came up with. I love to write about animals. "Vultures" is one of my favorites.
  1. Date: 8/20/2013 3:12:00 AM

    - Do not eat up all .... well done Jon! - Have a happy day. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh Date: 8/24/2013 12:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you