Saturday, November 20, 2010

Not Every Turkey Gobbles

It's Saturday Centus time again, and this week Jenny Matlock has thrown us a Thanksgiving twist. As you can see, the prompt is a play on words, so I thought I would play with a few words myself and create a poem for this week's little nugget. I admit that I went over the 100-word limit by 24 words, but I had so much fun that I hope Ms. Matlock and the rest of the Centusians will forgive me. There was just nothing left to cut on this one...or maybe I should say, "nothing left to CARVE." heehee


"Pardon me," said Tom T. Urkee,
"but I’d like to say a word.
Let me make this clear, not murky.
I’m a man and not a bird.
Why must people be so jerky
when Thanksgiving rolls around?
They just look at me all smirky
and inquire 'How much per pound?'
Sure, I know I’m kinda quirky;
I’ll admit that I’m a geek,
but I’m not THAT kind of turkey.
I’ve a nose and not a beak.
Henny-Penny, Turkey-Lurkey,
Cocky-Locky…beaks galore.
I’m a dork from Albuquerque.
I can’t take this any more!
Call me dweeb instead of turkey.
Call me doofus; call me drip.
Just don’t look at me all perky,
like you wanna take a nip.
I am not THAT kind of turkey.
I’m a GUY, so shut your lip!"




Viki said...

I loved this very much. I'm glad your guy's not a turkey even though you were aware of the name. Unlike me, I didn't get it until I started reading others centus, duh!! It must have been too early for me LOL.

Judie said...

OMG!! Sue, this is just terrific! You are quite the poetess, my dear!!

Anonymous said...

Ha! This was fun, you are forgiven or "pardoned" for sure. :)

Tina said...

These are all so fun! Great poem.

Grandma Honey said...

That poor guy! Even if he is made up. :)

Bookie said...

Really messed that up...will try again!

Great fun to write, I can see;
Also great fun to read for me!

Kat said...

Sue, this was the perfect use of the prompt. I loved it! Parents and their "gifts" of unfortunate names LOL. Kat

Ames said...

Well this Tom has an attitude! Too many feathers have been ruffled!! Great poem!~Ames

Joy For Your Journey said...

I think you give Shel Silverstein a run for his money. Very cute!!

gautami tripathy said...

I like Tom's way of thinking!


Dixie Mom said...

HAha ha ha!!! Poor Tom! He needs one of those, "Eat Beef" signs around his neck! said...

You are so creative, Sue. I agree, there was nothing to carve out. Every line is great. My favorite is the "dork from Albuquerque." xo

yaya said...

Very cute and funny! Enjoyed this a ton hon!

Jess said...

What mean parents your Tom has!

Brenners said...

ROFL! Love it.

Darlene said...

I got a great laugh out of this one and I really needed it too. I'm tired and I'm hurting and I'll be glad to get to bed. We had to go to Redlands to Sheena's shower and driving in pouring down rain both ways was tiring to say the least. It was good to get home and even better to read your blog after watching poor old USC get clobbered by Oregon State. This poem was just what I needed to perk me up. Sue, how you came up with this take on turkey is really great!

cj Schlottman said...

Sue, This is absolutely fabulous! Your way with words mixed with your sense of humor makes for magic.

Thanks for another good one.


Cheryl said...

Nice one Sue. You make meter and rhyming look easy. I know it's not.

Tgoette said...

Sue another brilliant take on this week's prompt! Your poetry is awesome and very well written! Great job as usual!

Stef said...

ONce again, my jaw is on the floor. You are amazing. And you figured out a way to use Albuquerque. Saweet!

karen said...

That was fun - and as someone who grew up with the maiden name of "Money" I can sympathize with poor old Tom T.

Momza said...

So cute, Sue! I'm always amused at your creativity with words!
Hope your turkey day is perfect!

Tina said...

very good. I had no idea so many words rhymed with Turkey!

My fave line was 'Why must people be so jerky'

Amy said...

You are so creative and make me laugh so much! Love it. Perfect for Thanksgiving!

Malisa said...

I got a big kick out of this one! You are a clever, clever woman! I loved this line:
"I’m a dork from Albuquerque.
I can’t take this any more!"
Gosh, what made you think of that? Too funny!

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Just ME the MOM said...

Hee hee hee - so funny . . . poor poor Tom T.Urkee :)


Jackie said...

This was very well concocted . ha!

Jenny said...

You are brilliant! I'm so glad I didn't read this before I posted my pathetic little attempt at poetry. I would have totally chickened out.

I bow down to the master of wit and poetry all combined in a fun little package.

You are absolutely the best!

Anna said...

You are indeed an amazing poet!
This is so good and funny too!
Best wishes,

Anna's SC wk 29

Anonymous said...

He was not chicken to state his point. Nice take :)

Anonymous said...

He was not chicken to state his point. Nice take :)

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