Tuesday, November 25, 2008

~Turkey Poem~

How not to roast a turkey...

The Turkey Shot out of the Oven

Jack Prelutsky

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.


Anonymous said...

LOL! So cute!

-- Heather

Jodi said...

LOL! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. :o)

Joyce's Ramblings said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and Kevin

tkrimms said...

He was one of my favorite poets as a child!

Mara (Coffee with Mara) said...

awesome poem!