Limerick of Percy The Thankful Turkey

Limerick of Percy

There once was a turkey named Percy

For whom the farmer planned no mercy.

The day was fast coming.

The grindstone was humming.

'til along came his 4 year old Chelsea.


"Come, Percy" he heard her say,

as the bird and girl both walked away.

That image haunts him 'til this day.

He could swear there was a certain sway,

as if the turkey had meant to say:

"Save the axe clean. We've gone to play."





A quick trip to the market for a proxy for Percy....

Somehow the frozen one will taste better just knowing that Chelsea and Percy can still play.
Somehow the frozen one will taste better just knowing that Chelsea and Percy can still play. | Source

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Demas and Manolie

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Ericdierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Just a wonderful limerick, it brought a warm smile to my curmudgeon face.


michèle 2 years ago

Happy Thanksgiving


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Ericdierker - Thanks, and I hope your T'Day was one that kept you smiling all day long.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

Very funny, hope you had a very nice Thanksgiving!


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Arachnea 2 years ago from Texas USA

Amusing. Love your user name.


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Jackie Lynnley - MNJ boned out the turkey the day before and we enjoyed marinated turkey chunks, etc., plus participating in the town's "Free For All" traditinal T'day offerings.

I'm glad you enjoyed the story of one thankful turkey. I just enjoyed your Hub on how to create a small. decorative fish pond.


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Arachnea - Your Spiderman-type user name is atraptive, too! Glad you got a chuckle from this one.


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Arachnea - Your Spiderman-type user name is atraptive, too! Glad you got a chuckle from this one.


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peachpurple 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

if all little girls could save a turkey on thankgiving day, they would be in the chicken run films too


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Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

loved it!!! LOL


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pstraubie48 2 years ago from sunny Florida

No doubt all of the turkey Percy's of the world would hope for a Chelsea to come to the rescue

Angels are on the way ps


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suzettenaples 2 years ago from Taos, NM

Thank goodness Percy got out of the way of the ax. LOL! I love these limericks and you told the story of Percy well. Well done!


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teaches12345 2 years ago

This was a good one. I love your wit in writing this view from the turkey.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Hope you and your family had a great Thanksgiving. I really miss the Thanksgiving feast but since it's not celebrated here you can tell Percy he can come visit.


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

teaches12345 - I haven't reached my wit's end yet. Stay tuned.


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Gypsy Rose Lee - Percy said he can't visit right away as he has to lose some weight first before the long flight. He is excited though. He told me it sounds like "a good place to retire."


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MelRootsNWrites 24 months ago from California

That was cute. I bet their have been a few dinners change at the last minute because of children.


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Perspycacious 24 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

MelRootsNWrites - That can carry over to a lot of things we understandably allow for when it involves a child, but not when it involves an adult. What makes that difference? The answer is simple: love and forgiveness, and those are the real presents we should be handing out this season and in all seasons.

Thanks for stopping by my edge of HP.


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aviannovice 23 months ago from Stillwater, OK

I haven't eaten turkey for decades. But that shouldn't surprise...


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Perspycacious 23 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

aviannovice - The grandfather in this story didn't eat Percy either. Some folks (such as the granddaughter in this case) have a pet turkey and they are almost like a sentry, along with peacocks by the way.

At our home in Maine there are flocks of wild turkeys, and I have seen them fly up into evergreens and back down to feed on what they could find.

The domestic turkey cannot fly. They have been bred to be so heavy that they just can't do it anymore. Some humans have effectively done that to themselves, both actually and figuratively (no pun intended, it just came out that way!)

Hail to the odd year that is coming!


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Perspycacious 13 days ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

This year at our family home in Maine (formerly part of MA) my sister recently counted 46 wild turkeys browsing and feeding at the edge of our woods!

The turkeys which can fly away live to fly another day.

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