Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Tin Turkey

 

A very interesting guard
Stands in a field of long grass.
This tin turkey waits for trespassers
So that he can chase them back over
The fence if one makes it onto his patch, for
Signs on all the trees say, "No Trespass!"
I fear his sharp beak, don't you?
(Memories of childhood of hungry geese....
I kid you not....I have not forgot)
This tin turkey wants to be alone,
And left in peace,
So on our way we go,
We go, we go!
On our way
We go! 
I think I will name him.....Garbo!


The Tin Turkey
by
Denise 

(Yes, I know, he is really a rooster, but he acted like a real turkey!)

33 comments:

Rhodesia said...

Ha ha, I think he is kinda cute. have a good week, Diane

genie said...

What a cute poem. Like the turkey. We have its country cousin...a tin chicken...plus a buzzard...and a plastic pink flamingo. They all make me smile.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Lol, he's a lovely little fellow, but I would be sure to pass and not linger...
Love your poem Denise, so sweet.
~Jo

Susan said...

I love him :D)

Ranita Sinha said...

Like the tin turkey and the poem to..lovely..

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I saw him lurking in the background of your header photograph and hoped we would get a closer look. Tough-looking hombre.

Janie said...

Cute poem, and Garbo seems appropriate. I remember geese and sharp beaks, too!

Linda Gross said...

It will be impossible to catch up with your blog posts, after being away from home for more than a week! I like that tin turkey and the cabin beside it. You penned a good poem.

TexWisGirl said...

haha. i'd have said he was a rooster, though. :)

Elephant's Child said...

Quirky fun. Love the poem too.

Black Jack's Carol said...

Your tin (partly wood, perhaps?) turkey is lovely and your poem evoked memories and made me smile. Have to mention here that I also looked at that ABSOLUTELY beautiful beetle. How wonderful that you captured it so magnificently!

Ginny said...

I get it! I want to be ALONE!!! He is certainly a vigilant guard. But I would just have to sneak up for a quick pet. LOVE his special poem!!

Jane and Chris said...

That reminds that I once had a tin mosquito but someone squashed it...no,seriously!
Jane x

George said...

A cute picture, but a cuter poem. Well done on both.

Michelle said...

I quite like him!

William Kendall said...

Marvelously funny, Denise!

Kay said...

He does look rather forbidding, I must say. I can almost hear him saying, "I vant to be alone."

Adam said...

I was about to say, that looks like a rooster

Carole M. said...

quirky and clever...

Valerie said...

Please, Miss, can I have one in my garden? Loved the sweet poem, Denise. You never fail to amaze me with your talents.

Margaret Adamson said...

great poem to fit the tin turkey

Debbie said...

hehehe....you find the neatest stuff!! great story, awesome name!!

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

Folk art is so interesting. I like to guess which containers and what parts of containers were used to make a piece. He is a nice example and big enough to see in a wooded glen.

Raggedy Creations said...

He is pretty cool looking.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Cute poem and cute (uh) turkey. Chased by geese as a child huh? Bill was a country kid who had that experience. He also survived ;>)!

NatureFootstep said...

I had a collegue once that collected roosters. She would have loved this one. :)

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Whichever he is- he definitely is cute!

Gail Dixon said...

You are so funny! Cute little poem. When my kids were little they were trying to feed a flock of geese who were being very obnoxious. My kids began screaming and running, and I kept yelling "Drop the bread!!" lol

Rose said...

Roosters can be really mean, too!

Carletta said...

I'd love him to be in my yard standing guard. A whimsical find Denise!8

Marie said...

Such fun! We have lots of tin "things" in yards here and the yard-art is delightful sometimes. Love your poem!

eileeninmd said...

Cute poem, love the tin turkey!

kissed by an angel said...

Cute poem...make me smile :)
I never made an acquaintance with a turkey, but I remember a swan in my childhood. He snapped after my shoes during I was feeding him...today, I very much adore these beautiful and elegant birds, but I make a curve if I see one :)