Thursday, November 21, 2019

DMC: "Talking Turkey" by Cindy Breedlove



Turkeys are jumpy and nervous this season.
They're feeling on edge but not sure of the reason.
They strut and act brave but I know they are bluffing.
On Thanksgiving Day they will be full of stuffing.
Their gobble is just a loud noise that they make.
Our gobble is how many bites we will take.

© 2019 Cindy Breedlove. All rights reserved.

TLD reader Kate O'Neil has challenged us to write a poem with words at play—malapropisms, ambiguities, unintended meanings, puns, clichés, etc. Read my interview with Kate HERE and add your wordplay poem to the padlet.

While some contributions will be featured as daily ditties this month, all contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration on Friday, November 29th.


  1. Gobbling up this fun ditty, Cindy! With a week to until Thanksgiving, I am now officially excited and ready... well, except for the meal planning and grocery shopping. ;)

  2. Poor turkeys—I'd be feeling ruffled too! Thanks for the delightful fowl play, Cindy!

  3. Thank you! I wrote this a few years back- glad to have a place to share it!