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Marsha
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~ Turkey Dinner ~

The table looks so pretty with the crystal and cutlery
And everyone is waiting for the appearance of the turkey
It's a special bird this year she even had a name
I've been feeding her daily and I called her Little Jane
I bought her in July when she was really quiet small
And I've been looking after her ever since the early fall
Now everyone is ready, they want to take a bite
Now is the time to tell them all about Little Janey's fight

Jane was a curious bird she wanted to poke and pry
Sometimes she made me laugh so much that I would even cry
She would wander all around as tame as she could be
And I even think that in her way she was fond of me
She'd come when I called her, she answered to her name
Sometimes when she felt like it she'd play a little game
Nothing very difficult she didn't do tricks or things
But she did like to play hoopla, she had a set of rings

She used to wander behind me and help me out a bit
When I was polishing silver on the table there she'd sit
She'd chatter rather noisily, and I would gobble back to her
And when I was making soup she'd give the pot a stir
Can I tell you a little secret? Will you promise not to shout
I couldn't do the dirty deed I simply bottled out
How could I kill her, just what was I supposed to do?
Could you kill your little friend? Come on tell me true

How was I supposed to execute her? How is it done?
I know I could have shot her but I haven't got a gun
Was I supposed to bash her up, maybe hit her on her head?
But I just couldn't do it I couldn't kill my Janey dead
So I've got a frozen substitute I hope that they can't tell
There's surely nothing to notice it has a delightful smell
I'm sorry for my deception about as sorry as I can be
But not so sorry that I'd let them all gobble up my Janey


Marsha




To give light to them that sit in darkness..... to guide our feet into the way of peace St John ch2 v1

[This message has been edited by Marsha (12-21-2001 11:48 PM).]

© Copyright 2001 Marsha Grace Melody Todd - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 12-21-2001 08:53 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Ah, that neverending story.....girl meets turkey, girl raises turkey, girl falls in love with turkey. Has any love story ever been so poignant?

My heart goes out to you and your turkey, mushy one.
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Marsha, this is so so sweet. I am so happy you kept her and bought a frozen one.. this is the cutest poem.strbbux
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(sigh) Oh my gosh, I couldn't help but cry reading this, I know just how you feel and so happy you got a frozen one! (smiles) I too am in love with almost every animal; your love for sweet Janey shines in this beautiful poem! (kiss on cheek) God Bless You, sweet friend, you are a true angel and delight to us all! Have the happiest holidays, sweet friend! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Marsha, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton
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I so wanted something to happen for Jenny, and it did.  There is nothing like love.  Even for a turkey.  I'm so proud of you and your story.  What a delightful and delicious tale.  And such a happy ending.          Your friend.  Rog

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Oh Marsha!!!!!!
First I cried and cried because I thought you were so heartless to buy Janey and raise her just to kill her and eat her

Then I laughed and laughed because of your little trick that you played.

All in all, this is a terrific poem...and I heartily applaud you
for writing it.

copyright2001 Lyra Nesius

"poetry is life distilled"Gwendolyn Brooks

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Marsha - now I'll never eat another turkey dinner again. hehehe

BC
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'Deer dear heart well, you know once you have a turkey by your side, nothing else is quite the same.
I mean really there it sits gobbling all night long, it just stole my heart away. What can i say it talks my language

Love and warm stuff
As always
Mushy

     
  

To give light to them that sit in darkness..... to guide our feet into the way of peace St John ch2 v1

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Strrbux I'm really pleased you like it I did too

Love and warm stuff
As always
Mushy

     
  



To give light to them that sit in darkness..... to guide our feet into the way of peace St John ch2 v1

[This message has been edited by Marsha (01-03-2002 12:58 AM).]

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Noah she lives on still, I'll send her to the farm across the road, she can run around the applr orchards all day.

I'm pleased you liked it

Love and warm stuff
As always
Mushy

     
  

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Roger well, you know I'm just a sucker for a turkey you know. I'm far too soft

Glad you liked the story of Janey and me

Love and warm stuff
As always
Mushy

     
  

To give light to them that sit in darkness..... to guide our feet into the way of peace St John ch2 v1

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Lyra who can eat a friend darling girl. I couldn't do it

Glad it brough a few smiles it was meant to

Love and warm stuff
As always
Mushy

     
  

To give light to them that sit in darkness..... to guide our feet into the way of peace St John ch2 v1

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Bill darling boy thank you muchly what a girl has to do for a turkey these days

Glad it brought a smile at the very least

Love and warm stuff
As always
Mushy

     
  

To give light to them that sit in darkness..... to guide our feet into the way of peace St John ch2 v1

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a very cute write mushy! enjoyed it
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