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Ode to a Turkey This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

Shall I compare thee to a chicken wing?
Thou art more juicy and more carveable.
Thick grease doth coat the ugly brown thing,
And the treats endurement too short is
not debatable.
Sometime too gristly is the sticky bone,
And often is its crispy skin uncrisp'd,
And every wing takes time to cook alone;
By chance or order remain ungift'd.
But thy eternal succulence is no
quick breath,
Nor loseth possession of that lovely glow,
Nor shall life brag thou died a useless death,
When in eternal pots thou doth show.
So long as man may eat and mouths may chew,
So long as men eat, so eateth we of you.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.





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Laugh_Live_WriteThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
today at 7:03 pm:
I love this poem! The last two lines are fantastic, and this poem is so funny! Well done!
 
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May 5 at 8:57 am:
BAHAHAHA this is hilarious!!! I love it!
 
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