Thursday, June 26, 2014

Talk Turkey

Talking Turkey 

I say there old chap, Mr. Turk.  Do you have safety insurance?
Gobble, gobble.
(Interpreted as "I don't speak'a da English") 

I mean, do you have protection?  Protection from bad things happening?
Gobble, gobble?
(Interpreted as "Protection, how does that go?") 

It means that if anything bad happens to you, our insurance will pay.  And if we see something bad happening, we will protect you from harm."
Gobble, gobble.
(Interpreted as "I don't see any need for that.") 

Just last week Snorky had some of the ducks eating from his trough.  Worse yet, they were swimming in his water bowl.  You know how nasty ducks can be?")
Gobble, gobble, gobble?
(Interpreted as "Now that sounds like maybe something I could use.  What would be the worst problem I might encounter?)

You could run into your owner, carrying an axe.  That would be bad.
(Interpreted as "Doesn't sound too bad to me.") 

Well it could be, especially if it were late fall.  That is Humans' holiday called Thanksgiving.  The main course at the table is Turkey.
Gobble, Gobble?
(Interpreted as "Would that affect me?") 

Yes it surely would.  With the axe he would cut your head off.  Then you would flop and squirm around in pain and looking for some air to breath.  Some fellows have drowned in their own blood trying to breath.
Gobble, gobble, gobble! Gobble, gobble?
(Interpreted as "Oh my goodness, help me now!  What does my protection cost?") 

The end will come very quickly then.  With the axe or more often another very sharp knife, he will cut you into pieces and quick freeze you.  Some are quick frozen before the cutting.  Some time later you will change hands and the new person will fry or bake you until you're brown again.
Gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble?
(Interpreted as " Hurry, hurry!  Were do I sign up?) 

That will be $200 first.
"Yes Sir, yes Sir.  Here, I'm paying cash!"

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Picture and Poem Copyright, © 2014 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved

Today I am linked with Kerry at the Real Toads, Conversation Challenge (link)
 (Updated -- November 22, 2016)
Again linked with Kerry at the Real Toads, Tuesday Platform:
1.  For this challenge, Kerry wants us to select an animal, portrait, statue or any suitable companion of conversation that can be successfully addressed in Apostrophe. 2.  The entire poem should consist of the conversation, so any references to setting, characterization etc must be included in the words spoken.
3.  This is another of the animals at the Vauxhall City Animal Farm in Lambeth, London (link).  We visited there with our granddaughter, KP, while in London this May (link).

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At Friday, June 27, 2014 12:41:00 AM, Blogger Margaret said...

… I think he would have agreed to far more than $200! :)

At Friday, June 27, 2014 6:20:00 AM, Blogger Kerry O'Connor said...

I love the way this dialogue develops from the rather foolhardy notion that a turkey has nothing to fear, to the awful realization that he may end up as someone's dinner. The speaker takes on a more manipulative persona by the end, with his sales pitch.

At Thursday, July 03, 2014 5:36:00 PM, Blogger audrey` said...

Gobble, gobble, gobble... :)
(Interpreted as "May Mrs Jim keep this free unique talking turkey as her pet?")

At Tuesday, November 22, 2016 4:52:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brilliant fun..enjoyed it! Not a good time to be a turkey!

At Tuesday, November 22, 2016 7:50:00 AM, Blogger brudberg said...

Ooops... I cannot avoid wanting vegan turkey after this... but maybe you can buy a body replacement for the sum...

At Tuesday, November 22, 2016 8:11:00 AM, Blogger Rommy said...

The whimsy here takes on a horror aspect by the time we get to the end of the poem.

At Tuesday, November 22, 2016 8:47:00 AM, Blogger Kerry O'Connor said...

This is the perfect share for the season of Thanksgiving, Jim.

At Tuesday, November 22, 2016 12:58:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So glad I'm a vegetarian. I'd have to pardon all the turkeys.

At Wednesday, November 23, 2016 10:05:00 AM, Blogger Stacie Eirich said...

Happy Thanksgiving Jim! Thanks for sharing some turkey fun. :-)

At Wednesday, November 23, 2016 12:46:00 PM, Blogger Marian said...

Oh! Poor turkey. Swindled, and some.

At Wednesday, November 23, 2016 6:00:00 PM, Blogger Helen said...

Jim, this is fantastic!! Have a lovely Thanksgiving.


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