Friday, November 16, 2007


As the famed turkey-day approaches, I thought it only fair to honor these fine specimens from the poultry realm. A rather large wild flock\herd of them lives over the hill from Bear Lake Valley in an area known as Mink Creek, just north of Preston, Idaho. They are fun to watch, and on occasion, dodge as they parade across the road.

May you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, remembering to ponder the many blessings we enjoy.

Turkeys on Parade

Turkeys on the run
Think they're having fun
Dodging pilgrim wannabes
They hide behind the trees.

Turkeys on parade
Are convinced they have it made
When hunting season ends
They try to be your friends.

Turkeys with attitude
Border on being rude
They strut across the road
Rebellion is their code.

Turkeys in the rain
Serve to entertain
When droplets hit their head
They look up---drown---fall dead.

Turkeys on a plate
Face their final fate
With tasteful grace, finesse
They're awfully fun to dress.

Turkeys aren't too smart
But they do their part
Making Thanksgiving Day complete
Their revenge: we overeat.

Cheri J. Crane
November 2007


Tristi Pinkston said...

I love the line about pilgrim wannabes. :)

Cheri J. Crane said...

Thank you, Tristi. =)Have a most excellent Thanksgiving holiday.

Candace E. Salima said...

Hysterical! Turkeys really are very dumb, aren't they?