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Thanksgiving Turkey Flies (response to Blondie's challenge)

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since 10-23-1999
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Tulsa, OK, USA

0 posted 10-28-1999 02:58 PM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for RSEvans

How fondly I remember
That sweltering Autumn day
It was late Novemeber
On Thanksgiving Day.

The family had gathered round
With covered dishes in hand
Sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie,
Turkey of course and ham.

The smells came from the kitchen
Wafting on the breeze
To where cousin Scott and I were
In mud up to our knees.

How fond life is at twelve years old
When nothing seems to matter
Except how devious you can be
When stealing a large food platter.

Through the crowded house we crept
Not meeting a single eye
Til quietly in the kitchen
Where the Turkey caught our eye.

Up we crept to the table
Quiet as two mice
First we snatched the brazen bird
The beginning of our vice.

Then Scott spotted the pumpkin pie
And up to it he snuck
Removed from the window sill
Like silent lightning struck.

Through the pantry out the door
We made of with our theft
An entire turkey and a pie
Sneakily we crept.

First we heard a big dog bark,
And then an awful shout
Rang out across the early dark
To where we had gone out.

The family rushed and gathered round
With our spoils we were caught
Scott had half a turkey leg in hand
And a stain of pie on his snout.

I had most of a sandwich made
From turkey and pie crust,
The pie insides were of course gone
Cause neatness was a must.

Grandma barked and Mother stared,
Aunt Doris was dismayed,
We had destroyed the turkey
And left mud the entire way.

Then they all began to laugh
As if our crime was funny.
Remembering it now their laughter is
More precious to me than money.

Once I was brilliant, now I no longer shine, but the twinkle in my eye speaks of another time.
© Copyright 1999 Rob Evans - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 10-28-1999 03:19 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Oh man! You mean your mom didn't strangle ya? I would have gotten the chewing of a lifetime !!! You were some lucky kid !! I really liked this, very festive with the holidays coming! LOL Thanks for making me laugh!

~~ Lift your head high - spread your "words" and fly - - poetFemmeFatale

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since 09-26-1999
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2 posted 10-28-1999 07:28 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

What an absolutely wonderful story. I am happy that they found the humor in the situation. Wonderful work here.
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3 posted 10-28-1999 09:24 PM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Loved this!! Thank-You for sharing it!!

Illusion...what we see and what we's all up to you.
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since 07-05-99
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4 posted 10-28-1999 09:47 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

What a way to live up to the challange
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5 posted 10-28-1999 09:50 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Very entertaining story here, RS, and I've a feeling it's the truth!


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since 10-25-1999
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Yakima, WA United States

6 posted 10-30-1999 12:24 AM       View Profile for BraTt   Email BraTt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BraTt

I think that is a very funny story. It sounds like something my cousin would do. I really liked it.

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