Wild Turkey Blues

Wild Turkey
Wild Turkey
Fellow Bird of such intelligence
Fellow Bird of such intelligence
home of the wild things
home of the wild things
swamp birds
swamp birds
a chattering friend
a chattering friend
Dark of the night
Dark of the night

Bird of Wisdom




There is a bird of a colorful nature,

at home in the back lot's wood,

This rascal, almost was chosen,

a country's symbol, if a nation could.




A wild bird so crafty and hard to find,

out in the open wide countryside,

An intelligent gent, much hunter's time,

to be spent, and with him, to abide.



Refrain of the Blues song(to be repeated after each stanza)


Old turkey blues, sung in the night,

out under the quarter moon's light,

Give your wild call, spread your wings right,

beneath the stars, up afar, all so bright.




A Gobbler is the smartest wild thing,

and to find him just has to be in luck,

The only way you can spot a big one,

is like being as lightning struck.




Gobbler, you to laugh at me, out there,

for he knows just well, how to hide,

I can't give in to his deceitful side,

for it's a matter of us hunters' pride.




When I search most of the day long,

without not a single feather to find,

I begin to understand you just then,

it's not about your being unkind.




You are fighting a battle for breath of life,

our God on high, has given to us all,

Out in those open and wooded lanes,

and in the fine season, of the golden Fall.






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out in the wild
out in the wild

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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

Something to reflect upon. Thank you


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teaches12345 4 years ago

This is a different look at the Gobbler. I sometimes feel sorry for these creatures as they are easy game for both man and beast. God's creation is amazing.


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States Author

Thank you for your nice response teaches, the wild turkey is a marvel in its creation.


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States Author

Hey Mhatter, hope you don't think I meant the drink and not the bird. Thanks for stopping by for a drink of water, my friend.


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midget38 4 years ago from Singapore

A unique look (and I must say very polished one) at the great circle of life. I absolutely loved and will share this!!


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ignugent17 4 years ago

Lovely paintings and it is true that we are living in a magnificent world.

Voted up and beautiful. :-)


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CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

Right in time for the Royal Wedding, I woke early this morning,

The earth lay cool and still, When suddenly a tiny bird

Perched on my window sill, He sang a song so lovely

So carefree and so gay, That slowly all my troubles

Began to slip away. He sang of far off places

Of laughter and of fun, It seemed very thrilling,

brought up the morning sun. I stirred beneath the covers

Crept slowly out of bed, Then gently shut the window

And crushed his f@$#%g head.

So, I'm not a morning person!! Geez, please let me sleep! Lol! Of course, I didn't crush the poor bird's head! Kidding aside, I love this beautiful piece. What a delightful read on this beautiful Saturday morning. They are God's wonderful creation but the poor bird is meant to be on the table "in the fine season on the golden Fall". -- I love all the images.

Up and sharing!


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States Author

Lovely,Cris Sp, thank you for the special touch and appreciated.


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midget38 4 years ago from Singapore

Hi Who, this is a brilliant take on the circle of life. I think that it's a sad, cruel necessity and you've approached it perfectly here! Thanks for sharing, and I share too.


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States Author

thanks, my little friend, and keep writing your fine works and stop by when you can.


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States Author

Thank you midget and ignugent, your kind words are always a welcomed asset to my humble work. I am grateful that you read, and I appreciate your fine work as well.

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