2010 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 25

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For today's prompt, write an animal poem. Your poem can mention an animal in its title or somewhere in the body of the poem. The animal doesn't have to be the main focus of the poem, but your poem should mention an animal somewhere in it. For instance, my poem from yesterday would've counted, because it mentioned a blue jay. However, I've written a new poem for today (as you should too).

Here's my attempt:

"Gobble, gobble, gobble"

Even turkeys are getting into it--
applauding the happy consumption of
the other white meat. We know that cows love
milking the situation; they won't quit
offering quick alternatives to their
red meat. Then again, cows aren't fowl. So how
endlessly frustrating that birds--not cows--
chirp, "Eat more chicken!" Thanksgiving brings fear
hot as chicken pot pies from the oven
involving turkey and mashed potatoes.
Cows or chickens, turkeys won't hesitate
kicking them onto the serving plate.
Even this time of year, all turkeys know
never risk your own neck for a chicken.


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(While on Twitter, you can tweet your November Chapbook Challenge progress using the #novpad hashtag and/or tweet poetic and follow other poets using the #poettalk hashtag.)


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