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Friday, November 21, 2014

Mr. T. Speaks

This is a poem for two voices.

"Gobble! Gobble!"
Said Mr. Turkey.
                              "I'm running to get away."
"Gobble! Gobble!"
Said Mr. Turkey.
                              "It's almost Thanksgiving Day."



     If you could talk to Mr. Turkey what do you think he'd say?  What would he do?  Where would he go?
(I have it on good authority a lot of turkeys go to Florida for the holiday.)  Can you write the next verse, about what Mr. Turkey would say?
     Oh, I can see this developing as a counting picture book.
      On the first of November
Mr. Turkey said,
       "I think I will dye
        all my feathers red,
        then folks will think
         I'm a boa instead."

    Have fun writing your own poem today.

Becky Shillington is hosting the Poetry Friday Roundup today.  You can find links to lots more children's poetry on her blog Tapestry of Words at http://www.beckyshillington.blogspot.com
Thanks for hosting us today, Becky.

14 comments:

  1. Lots of "turkey talk" will be going on this week, I guess. Happy Thanksgiving, Joy!

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    1. Happy Thanksgiving to you too Linda. I'm thankful to know you.

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  2. Wonderful poem, Joy! Here is a silly second verse for you:

    On the second of November, Mr. Turkey coughed.
    "They won't dare to eat me if I'm sick," he scoffed.
    Then he sipped veggie soup in the barn hay loft.

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    1. Excellent Becky. I love your verse. ThANKS FOR PLAYING WITH ME.

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  3. Ha! As I mentioned on Michelle's blog, send these terrified turkeys to my house. We only serve Tofurky!
    Happy Thanksgiving. :0)

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    1. Ah, does it really taste the same?

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  4. Oh, Mr. Turkey! This is not your favorite season At. All., is it?

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    1. Hey, Mary Lee. Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. Wearing Mr. Turkey as a feather boa is a funny image! And a red one at that. :-)

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    1. Glad the image sparked laughter for you. I think it could be lots of fun to see all the trouble Mr. Turkey can get himself into before thanksgiving.

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  6. Joy,
    You cracked me up with the turkey's disguise. Keep it coming!

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    1. Thanks, Linda. Do you think he could hide in the tub?

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  7. Mr. T needs to get together with Ty the Turkey and coordinate an escape plan. The feather boa idea or Becky's feigned illness plan are perfect. Happy Thanksgiving! =)

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  8. I like your turkey talk. Thanks for a fun poem.

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