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Friday, November 20, 2009

Poetry Friday - The Turkey Shot Out of the Oven

It's nearly Thanksgiving, and I wanted to say, "Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone." I hope you have a restful holiday next week and a wonderful time celebrating with family and friends. Jack Prelutsky has some sage advice here for all you cooks in the crowd! Enjoy :)

The Turkey Shot Out of the Oven

The turkey shot out of the oven
and rocketed into the air,
it knocked every plate off the table
and partly demolished a chair.

It ricocheted into a corner
and burst with deafening boom,
then splattered all over the kitchen,
completely obscuring the room.

It stuck to the walls and the windows,
it totally coated the floor,
there was turkey attached to the ceiling,
where there'd never been turkey before.

It blanketed every appliance,
it smeared every saucer and bowl,
there wasn't a way I could stop it,
that turkey was out of control.

I scraped and I scrubbed with displeasure,
and thought with chagrin as I mopped,
that I'd never again stuff a turkey
with popcorn that hadn't been popped.

Jack Prelutsky