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Thanksgiving Turkey (repost from #3 for the holiday)

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RSEvans
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0 posted 11-18-1999 01:11 PM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for RSEvans

Originally this was posted in OF#3 as a response to a challange by Blondie. I thought with the holiday approaching it might be appropriate:

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.


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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 11-18-1999 01:30 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

I keep hearing abut this pumpkin pie but what on earth does it taste like???..Can someone send a poor brit a sample...LOL...ok, guess I ought to expand my culinary expertise and go and make some...I'm presuming it's a dessert, I only mention it so I know whether to make gravy or pour cream on it...ooops

Nicely written RS..

HUGS

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You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
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2 posted 11-18-1999 08:59 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Thanks for reposting this, RS. This is such a fun poem for the holiday!

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Denise

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3 posted 11-18-1999 10:24 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Ah, those childhood memories! This is a fun one.


Rainbow....what is pumpkin pie? Pumpkin pie is God's love, mixed with a lover's first kiss, blended with the first day of Spring, mixed with the passion of the innocent, the beauty of a sunrise and the smell of freshly cut hay. It is a Bocelli concert, a child's first laugh and a lover's sigh after a passionate embrace. In other words, it's GOOD!!!
RSEvans
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4 posted 11-23-1999 10:39 AM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSEvans

Thanks guys...I know that most of you read this before. I put it here for Thanksgiving.

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Once I was brilliant, now I no longer shine, but the twinkle in my eye speaks of another time.
Toerag
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5 posted 11-23-1999 11:01 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

RS....wonderful poem....and I am cousin Scott yanno?...LOL>...this does bring back memories of Thanksgivings and mischievious days gone by.....thank you.....
RainbowGirl
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6 posted 11-25-1999 09:27 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

How many can I order????...Oooops Greedy me..*g*

Sorry, my sense of humour..

HUGS

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I love those little memories that bring a smile to your face
Elizabeth
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8 posted 11-04-2000 03:37 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Funny! This has to be brought up for Thanksgiving!  

Elizabeth


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Suum cuique.
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