Saturday, November 20, 2010

Turkey Talk, Saturday Centus

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Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus challenge involves creating a piece within 100 words based on a prompt. This week's prompt is bolded below. Check out Ms. Matlock's site for lots of fun turkey posts and other great stuff. Happy pre-turkey time. xo

“Pardon me,” said Tom T. Urkee,
“What’s all this fuss about?
I’m not so brave. I did not shave.
Mere stuffing gives me clout.


I must be plump but not obese.
I don’t know how to please.


You’ll eat me moist but never dry.
My innards make you cry.


You bite my legs but not my gut,
My breasts, but not my butt.


Feast on my darks, if cooked just right.
Douse gravy on the light.


But deep fry me and all bets are off.
Pass me over. Would ya?”

31 comments:

  1. Good one here...you have to feel for these guys on this holiday! After all we don't eat the Easter Bunny or Santa!

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  2. LOL!! This totally cracks me up!! You are so smart!

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  3. Well, you've done it again! Great take on the prompt.

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  4. Cute! I'm a white meat girl myself. :D ~Ames

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  5. One reviewers quote seems not right. Not saying which one.

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  6. Those poor turkeys... ;) Very well done!!

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  7. So cute! Those innards DO make me cry! I think I'm going to be sick...

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  8. Bookie, thanks for visiting. No, we don't eat the other holiday icons, except in chocolate form. xo

    Marlene, I'm always glad to make you laugh. ;0]

    Articles, thanks for visiting. I'm getting hungry for turkey now too. xo

    Thanks Judie. <-=

    Pat, gravy's pretty much the ticket. xo

    Ames, I like my meat dark. I don't mean anything sexual by that. Or do I? :0]

    CB,could be any of ours. But it's all good. xo

    OT, sounds like you're a breast man. {-;

    Babysis and Sue, thanks. xo

    Kelley, yeah, the innards offer a reality check (i.e., A turkey died for this meal.) Sorry, that was even more tear evoking. There's always the tofurky option. ;-)

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  9. Loved your poetic drabble though a vegetarian by custom and alas ...choice...you gave the turkey its last song....very chocolatey of you... ;))

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  10. Now that's a poem that puts Dr Seuss in the shade. Is there no one who likes eating turkey butt?

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  11. This was such a delight to read! Yes, those innards make me cry too. But they do make a mighty fine stock :) Kat

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  12. haha - very clever dear.. and very funny.. i liked these lines best..

    You’ll eat me moist but never dry.

    My breasts, but not my butt.

    Feast on my darks, if cooked just right.

    ..but perhaps that's more to do with my perverted sexual nature.. haha

    cheers for the turkey...

    x

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  13. I'm so hungry now..

    will you cook for me?

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  14. What a deliciously fun take on the prompt! Just an amazing job this week Robyn! I loved it! I wish they made chocolate turkeys for this holiday like they do Easter bunnies and Santa Claus. I'm thinking it's anti-Tom discrimination!

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  15. Very clever use of the prompt. Loved it LOL.

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  16. Robyn so glad we are now Bloggie friends, sure enjoy this blog of yours!
    Hope you have a great turkey day!
    love
    gi gi

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  17. Thanks everyone! Do any of you actually get to eat deep fried turkey this t-giving? Mmmm, I'm really wanting some. xo

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  18. haha this is excellent!
    i am definitely feeling the turkey love.
    xo

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  19. Now that sounds like a real butterball turkey lol very good and scrumptdillyicious

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  20. Robyn, This is so clever and so much fun! I don't even like turkey, and it made me hungry. The body part countdown was hilarious!

    Really good one..........cj

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  21. You had me at "breasts and butt".

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  22. Hope you enjoyed your Turkey - legs, breast et al. :)

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  23. My favorite line here was the 'must be plump, but not obsese'!

    You are so funny.

    This was a great use of the prompt.

    Love your imagery, here!

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  24. A yummy and fun take on the prompt. Good poem too! Well done (pardon the pun)!
    Best wishes,
    Anna

    Anna's SC wk 29

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