" Ode to Tom Turkey"
from gloriana casey
Dear Tom: this day we celebrate;
this dinner it is blessed.
A cornucopia of foods
within each family's nest.
Now Tom, you are the bigger bird,
much bigger than the hen.
Big celebration rates big bird
in households full of kin.
There are two turkeys we don't eat,
tradition will decree;
a Presidential Pardon too!
Those turkeys will live free.
Wild Toms are almost all dark meat;
the breast meat is that too.
Light meat or dark, the choice is twain,
if factory farm is you.
Your turkey face, I've heard it told,
color range a-changing.
When red, it shows excitement mode;
power up and ranging!
A white face shows excitement raised
to higher rate, that's true.
And blue faced is that fighting mood,
bird macho through and through!
Your face is patriotic ,Tom,
in red, and white and blue!
A perfect choice for every state
in flag's three colored hue.
And Turkey Speak, your language true
the "gobble" we all know,
plus clucks and cackles, purrs and yelps,
and spits you like to show!
On Turkey Day, we love to gorge.
Mouths? We cannot hobble.
So just like you sir ---Tom Turkey,
humans too----will GOBBLE!