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A Poultry Sum

A Poultry Sum


The Two Sisters

By Maurice Denis

1891


“There is no excellent beauty

that hath not some strangeness

in the proportion.”

Sir Francis Bacon


Fowl Play -

A Poultry Sum - No Longer Mum


Thanksgiving Day, her goose was cooked,

Although she served a turkey.

For wagging tongues were quickly hooked

On matters best left murky.


Before the feast of foods began,

A fouler frenzy started.

As clan connected, hand in hand,

They offered grace half-hearted.


Backhanded compliments were served

With every dish she carried.

They simply sat, sneered and observed –

This family she had married.

She knew not how she’d come to cope

With holiday attendance –

But harbored still a hungry hope

To end their codependence.


For years she tuned out petty word

From kinfolk of her mate.

Till finally, she flipped the bird

But not upon a plate.


Posted for a variety of prompts:

Catchwords (Sir Francis Bacon quote)

Easy Street Prompts (“before the feast”)

Heads or Tails (“autumn memory”)

Meme Express (Sunday Invitation to Simply Snickers)

Monday Poetry Train (poem/s)

Simply Snickers (“hands, “hope” and “how”)


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Sunday

Turkey Chase ... and Scary Shadows


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Turkey Chase ... and Scary Shadows

For this acrostic prompt, I decided to experiment with two very different approaches. Leave a comment, won’t you, and let me know which one you like the best?

Posted for:
Easy Street Prompts (“careful aim” and "watching over you")

Chasing the Turkey for Thanksgiving
Artist Unknown

Stalker –
An Acrostic Hop on the Chance to Chop

Spinning in circles ‘round the yard, as
Time runs out for the flurrying fowl.
Axe held aloft, the burly one swings,
Letting the heavy head fall upon nothing.
Kitchen ready, awaiting the entrĂ©e –
Everyone turns to see the quarry, now
Running headless and headlong.

* * * * * * * * * * * *

Stalker (part deux)

Suspicious shadows stop,
Totally obscured by trees.
Almost not breathing, she tiptoes,
Losing her footing and stumbling, but
Keeping to the paved path.
Every twig echoes of peril,
Racing her home.

Shadowy Stalker
Artist Unknown

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Buried Measure

Buried Measure


Lady with a Veil

By Pierre Auguste Renoir


A Veiled Thread

(Creative Rhyme on Mourning Time)


Her love encased in burnished shell,

She rose and spoke to tribute tell.

She was not vain,

Nor was she plain,

Although she hid her visage well.


Clad in her little dress of black,

She lightly strode, no turning back.

Accepting flowers –

For frozen hours –

With beauty fair that failed to crack.


Her secret hid beneath her veil,

Abuses borne beyond the pale.

How very wrong

Had been his song –

O’er thirty years, she did prevail.


Soon memories of autumn loss

Did fade like so much forest moss.

Would none suspect

The clues unchecked

And vilest poison ‘neath his gloss?


Posted for a variety of prompts:

Easy Street Prompts (“little black dress”)

Heads or Tails (“autumn memory”)

Meme Express (Sunday Invitation to Simply Snickers)

Monday Poetry Train (poem/s)

One Single Impression (“creative”)

Simply Snickers (“vain”/”vein,” “veil”/”vail” and “very”)

Sunday Scribblings (“beauty”)

Weekend Wordsmith ("lighter")


Love poetry? Check out Simply Snickers, a brand-new weekly poetry prompt. Try your hand with weekly prompts! Or, look into The Meme Express for daily blogging prompts.


Click here to visit Linda Ann Nickerson’s poetry and humor blog, Nickers and Ink.


Click here to subscribe to an RSS feed for this writer's helpful Helium content. If you wish, click here for a free subscription to this author's online AC content, so you won't miss a single post! Do you love horses? Check out the content from the National Equestrian Examiner.


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