Turkey's Lament

Sunday, November 20, 2011
Don't Eat Me
By my 9 year old son.
Reasons why not to eat me
I stink
I'm ugly
I'm full of fat (your diet, remember?)
I hate your cat
I'll eat the mouse
In your house
I'll mow the lawn
I'll sweep the floor
I'll vacuum your house
I'll pick up the floor
I'll throw away that banana from days of yore.
Just don't eat me!

Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Your son is so cute! I love the picture too. It really goes with your son's reasons for not eating turkey!

  1. Ing said...:

    That's pretty good. If turkeys could sense their fate (and compose poetry) they'd probably say something a lot like that. This kid of yours might have a literary future.

    Reminds me of a little thing called The Turkey's Prayer I saw a couple weeks ago:

    "Fleshy, flightless, dimwitted, unattractive, and apparently delicious...dear God, what did we turkeys do to make you hate us so?"

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  1. YOu both have excellent taste in poetry. ;)

    Ing: Have you ever noticed that we only eat stupid animals? Sheep, cattle, chicken, turkey--all very dumb. Pigs not so much, but I digress.

  1. Shanella said...:

    so so cute!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  1. THanks Shanella! All the housework this turkey was offering to get out of being eaten makes me think I need to threaten to eat my own little turkeys. Maybe they'll sweep the floor and vacuum. ;)

  1. Lol, that was super cute.

    I never eat turkey for Thanksgiving. My family cooks chicken instead. We always have for as long as I could remember.

  1. I'm sure the turkeys are very happy with this message.

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