Friday, November 17, 2017

Turkeys of the World Unite


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On Turkey Day

One bird we honor on this day of thanks;
Alongside our symbol of freedom she ranks.
Regard for her grows as we near “Turkey Day.”
(I’ll parse her death as “regard,” if I may.)

Are turkeys the victims of vile human power?
An enlightened few harbor thoughts fairly dour:
“These birds live their lives in a self-conscious way;
These birds aren't for stuffing, or eating,” they say.

Most will reply that tradition's a right;
One sufficiently strong to eclipse the bird’s plight:
"Perhaps your're just bored, confused, or hate cooking;
It’s only a bird (and rather ill-looking)."

"Those in the know limit thought to our brains:
Alone we can suffer, feel pleasures and pains.
Just meeting our needs – a formidable feat;
How dreary the world, each entrée sans meat!"

"Life’s like a raft, with but room for one kind;
(So barely embrained and too simple to mind.)"
The turkey we honor on this day of thanks;
Alongside our symbol of freedom she ranks.

DKBJ

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