Wild Turkey

Wild Turkey

Grandpa’s going ballistic, because in place of turkey,
my vegetarian sister is serving us tofurkey!
Grandma lost her lower plate, her jaw dropped down so far
when Sis brought in cranberries served from their store-bought jar.

All the usual “ooohs” and “aahs” were just replaced with sighs.
Milk-and-butterless  potatoes and no whipped cream on the pies?
The food that we partook of was devoid of any beast.
Only plants were massacred to engineer our feast.

It was mayhem at the table and I flinched from the barrage
of complaints when all my family’s men took off for the garage
to imbibe in liquid turkey of their own variety,
“Wild Turkey” likely  being the only bird they’d see.

Sis smacked her lips with relish and devoured the whole meal,
it being most unlikely that the rest of us would steal
even a single morsel. We’d already made our plans
to hop into our Hondas, our Buicks and our vans

and all stop by for pizza and some ice cream as a way
for us to put Thanksgiving back into our day.
Meanwhile, in the dining room, Auntie popped a cork,
declaring that next year she’d cook, and she’d be serving pork!!!

Prompt words for the day are chorus, mayhem, tofurkey,cork and garage.

16 thoughts on “Wild Turkey

  1. rugby843

    A funny day for me the last few years but this T three grandkids and I will be ordering and picking up the traditional meal and a coconut cream pie, one of their favorites. It should be fun as we crowd around the moving boxes and play some games.


  2. animar64

    My Dad was a Chef so cooking holiday meals is pretty easy for me and my siblings. Do you know what we fret over? Finding the perfect desert and what games to play after. LOL. Drama.


  3. Marilyn Armstrong

    Funny how when I saw “Wild Turkey” I was sure you meant the booze, not an actual wild turkey. We have the real ones and they like to attack us and if they can’t get us, our cars. I guess no one has told them that a single tire would do the job. We patiently wait for them to tire of attacking the front bumper and clear the road. It really IS funny, though maybe not if you are the turkey.



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