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Twilight years
by Audrey Coatesworth

Twilight years is a book of 67 poems for 'old folk' - the final age group for my books - MY age group!..  
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Re: Bird
by James I. Harris
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~~~ Re: Bird ~~~

The bird to 'stuffin' must be as an art
different as suggested ~ is a fine start.

Cook a 'Happy Bird' ~ I do set in mind
filled with love and stuffing of kind.

Serve your loved ones with charming delight
blessing the 'bird' ~ that came out just right.

So in with the bread & dried~hard~mix
adding rum to lighten its texture with kicks.

Add sage aplenty with eggs, spice & seasons
placed in its pan ~ with determined reasons.

Baste it with honey, mustard and sprays of rum
as you smile & laugh ~ you're starting to hum.

Uncover the bird and pour on 'straight~grain'
saturating the surface and gravy terrain.

Roast it for hours ~ according to weight
smacking~good~tasting is upon your plate.

If for some reason ~ it isn't 'just right' ~
it won't matter ~ you'll be plastered tonight!


 

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Reviewed by Julie Diaz 11/20/2002
Rather creative... Great!
I don't think I will ever eat a turkey dinner the way I use to...
WOW that poor ol' bird...
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 8/15/2002
god, James.. this is brilliant! I can just see everyone on the floor laughing like mad! while everyone SUCKS on the poor birds "parts" (giggle).. wonderful write! katy.
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