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Eulogy for the TurkeyO, turkey, O turkey, woe is me that you have been replaced by imitation vegetarian TofurkeyEulogy for the Turkey in Free Verse
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Which will never compare with your fine, exquisite flavor and rich protein content.
We will always remember the happiness and joy you brought us,
Especially to our Thanksgiving tables,
And hence the nickname Turkey Day for the fourth Thursday of November.
We raised you as a wee egg and were overjoyed when you hatched,
We fattened you with corn, grain, and steroids so that you would be pleasing to the eye,
We gritted our teeth in annoyance whilst you gobbled loudly,
We tenderly carried you to the slaughterhouse where we executed you as humanely as possible
And shielded our eyes in sorrow and horror as the blood from your neck splattered everywhere.
We took you to the local supermarket so that you might be purchased by a hungry family,
We brought you home and dressed and garnished you with fragrant herbs
So that you could smell good even in death,
And we lavished you with our full attention in ord