Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Perky Turkey Talk

If I was not a meat eater at this time of year
I would wish for my own pet wild turkey.
I'd train him to be nice but make people fear
eating tofurkey without looking perky.

Turkeys may drop dead from deafening noise
and risk drowning themselves in the rain,
but if Ben Franklin had gotten his first bird choice
they would be too patriotic to be slain.

Their survival instincts have saved them thus far.
Or, is it their ability to reproduce repeatedly?
When you gobble to announce proudly who you are
is it fair to wonder, "Why oh why would they eat me?"

© 2011 - All rights reserved - Rachel Hoyt

Josh from "Its Tiger Time" invented You Tube Tuesday so we could each share one video a week which we found to be fun, inspiring or otherwise noteworthy.  If you choose to participate, don't forget to leave your links in my comments section (so I can come visit you) and on Josh's page (so you can be part of the contest).


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  2. Ahhh the poor life of a turkey
    If only they could get people to eat more beef jerkey..haha

  3. LOL Pat. Beef jerky would be pretty authentic to our past as well, eh? :)

  4. I have never tasted turkey...
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  5. That is hilarious. I loved it.

  6. It's the same with rabbits, I had a pet rabbit once and when my grandad made rabbit stew I cried for weeks. I don't really like turkey but I cook it for everyone else. I'm now thinking of getting one for a pet and then I won't ever have to cook one again :)

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  8. pooor turkry...As always.....XOXOXOXO


  9. lol that is hilarious and I can just say I am glad to be vegetarian for the turkeys sake ;-)

  10. I was going to say something about perky turkey jerky leftovers, but I think Pat Hatt beat me too it. :'(

  11. @Alpana - Good for you! Maybe you can pet one some day. The internet says they like that, but I'm not so sure. :)

    @Jan - Glad you liked it! I love the muppets. :)

    @SJ - I like your plan! I've never had rabbit stew. :)

    @Bongo - I do feel bad for the turkeys, but they are so yummy! I'm sorry, turkeys.

    @phoenixrisesagain - Hooray for vegetarians! More turkey for me. :P

    @Bryan - Pat is pretty quick. But you're super slick. :)

  12. lol,enjoyed reading your poem. Thanks for sharing.

  13. I will skip the turkey and go for the frills and pumpkin pie!

  14. No thanksgiving as a special day here in India. So, no turkey but if given a chance, I would gladly taste one.

    Happy thanksgiving.

    Joy always,

  15. Funny, hilarious even, video but I don't think this was shown on American TV. Or was it? Anyway, great pick. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and don't skewer any turkeys - just roast 'em. :)

  16. This was hilarious! Poor turkey!


  17. @sulekkha - Thanks for stopping by! I'm glad you liked it. :)

    @Savira - The pumpkin pie is quite good! Of course, I'd rather eat it for breakfast. :)

    @Susan Deborah - Well, enjoy your non thanksgiving. :)

    @Mari - I'm not sure this video was ever shown on American TV. I definitely never saw it there. :)

    @Rimly - I'm glad you found it hilarious! I love the look on the turkey's face as he's showing us where to put that skewer. :)

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  19. I am pretty sure the turkey tea-bagged him at the end there.

  20. ha ha this one was very funny!
    Enjoyed reading it..

    Punam @ Dreamz Forever

  21. Pretty smart turkey there...I don't think he has to worry about ending up on anyone's table LOL.

  22. Being a turkey-lover...as in 'with mashed potatoes and gravy'...all I can say is "everyone has a job in life to do". Unfortunately for the bird, it probably is not his choice. Certainly, not this ones anyhow :)


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