A Haiku or Two, on Turkeys

November 22, 2014

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what happens to a 
bird deferred? does it waddle
into the sunset?


If I ate turkey
I’d want the drumstick. Because
of the ice cream bar.

Are you inspired to write an elegy for your Thanksgiving turkey? The comments below are a safe space to express yourself.

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gingerroot November 24, 2014
Game changing technique
Why brine when you can bacon?
Thank you, dear Abbie
aargersi November 24, 2014
:-) xoxoxox
Emi B. November 24, 2014
please pass the dark meat.
so moist, no need for gravy.
but still, pour it on.
Laurie November 24, 2014
Every day should be
The same as Thanksgiving Day
Grateful and thankful.
Sarah J. November 24, 2014
This one is so nice. :)
healthierkitchen November 24, 2014
iconic trophy
would anyone notice if
we didn't carve you?
Catherine L. November 23, 2014
My father's pride and
joy: the Thanksgiving turkey.
Here's his secret: beer.
The T. November 23, 2014
The guest of honor
beside sweet, savory sides
I'm very thankful!
Pegeen November 23, 2014
Sadly, short-lived stardom:
A prom queen no one likes
the rest of the year

(Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!)
Sauertea November 23, 2014
Food for many days
Your carcass yummy stock
Pot pie finale
aargersi November 23, 2014
Hello Beautiful
Meet you new best friends, bacon
And spiced cider brine
Laurie November 23, 2014
Gobble not for me
Gobble for your family
Not tasty for me.
Laurie November 23, 2014
No longer gobble for me
Gobble for your family
Adam J. November 22, 2014
Millions are eaten,
Only one will be pardoned:
Turkey Hunger Games