The Turkey Trot

picture and poem by Marie
The Turkey @



            These Turkeys come to visit every year about this time, although this year they are here a little early. (It may be an early winter!) It was fun getting the pictures. Hope you will enjoy.

They arrived this morning
Quarter of ten
In spectacular grace
Hundreds of them.
Quietly they assembled
Staking out space
Where they pecked for seeds
And ground them in place

The size of these gobblers
Promised a long day ahead
To satisfy their hunger
And then back to bed

Cautious they were
And filled with dread
For they’d  heard of guns
That could take off your head.

So they gobbled and “chewed”
As they bobbed their wee heads
With an occasional ‘gobble’
To scare off their dread

But sharply at two
They disappeared like ghosts
Floating ‘ore hills
To avoid their host

Quietly they vanished
In ignorance they fled
Not realizing their caution
Left their finely marked tread

Which their host could follow
As easily as to say ‘boo’
In case he was hungry
For a turkey or two!!








5 thoughts on “The Turkey Trot

  1. I’m for the turkey’s.. I like this Marie! Makes me think of the wild turkey’s we occasionally see on a back country road..

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    1. I’m so glad you like it. It took me forever to get it posted. And by the way, they are wild. Sometimes we see a mother with a string of babies behind her. It is so cute. About a week ago I counted 15 deer in the front yard. We have a lot of wild stuff but don’t always get to see them up so close. Nice to hear from you!

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      1. While on my way to church this morning a deer was wanting to cross the highway.. I saw it and stepped on my brakes and then a ricky racer flew past me in the other lane. The deer changed it’s mind and returned to safety. I really really dislike seeing dead deer on the side of the road.. 15 deer, that’s a lot.. How wonderful! Thank you!

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  2. Angela Oden

    I always enjoy reading this poem. The imagery is vivid. I can hear the wild turkeys scurrying and gobbling even now. Thanks for sharing online!

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    1. Thank you!! So good to see you here.

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