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Thursday, November 25, 2010

The Turkey Shot Out of the Oven

Writer: Jack Prelutsky

The turkey shot out of the oven
and rocketed into the air,
it knocked every plate off the table
and partly demolished a chair.

It ricocheted into a corner
and burst with deafening boom,
then splattered all over the kitchen,
completely obscuring the room.

It stuck to the walls and the windows,
it totally coated the floor,
there was turkey attached to the ceiling,
where there'd never been turkey before.

It blanketed every appliance,
it smeared every saucer and bowl,
there wasn't a way I could stop it,
that turkey was out of control.

I scraped and I scrubbed with displeasure,
and thought with chagrin as I mopped,
that I'd never again stuff a turkey
with popcorn that hadn't been popped.


  1. hahah. great thanksgiving poem. hope this doesnt happen to anyone!

  2. ahahahah!! A very difficult turkey!Happy Thanksgiving!
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  3. hmmm, why would one stuff a turkey with unpopped popcorn? nonetheless, it made for a funny poem

  4. Haha, for some reason, that made me think of a scene from the Simpsons where a roasted pig ended up flying.

  5. Sounds better than my Thanksgiving :(

  6. XD haven't heard his stuff in years


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  9. Popcorn? Ha ha ha. What an adventurous chef!


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