“Point of View”


~Shel Silverstein

Thanksgiving dinner’s sad and thankless
Christmas dinner’s dark and blue
When you stop and try to see it
From the turkey’s point of view.

Sunday dinner isn’t sunny
Easter feasts are just bad luck
When you see it from the viewpoint
Of a chicken or a duck.

Oh how I once loved tuna salad
Pork and lobsters, lamb chops too
‘Til I stopped and looked at dinner
From the dinner’s point of view.

To all my friends who celebrate, I wish you and your families a very happy Thanksgiving!

I’m very grateful that you take the time to visit here.

*(We will be serving turkey here at our house…just not one of those who visit our backyard – like the one in the photo above!)

13 thoughts on ““Point of View”

  1. this poem made me smile and think of our daughter. we live one town away from where tyson chicken is headquartered, and poultry trucks loaded down with chickens and turkeys making their way to the processing plants are a daily occurrence here on the highways and byways of arkansas. our daughter always closes her eyes and looks away whenever we drive by one, saying, “i don’t like seeing my supper driving by me!” i don’t know which is worse for her: a truck full of chickens and turkeys or a truck with only empty crates going by. we like to tease her about it, my husband even texting her pix when he sees one and she’s not with him. i don’t go THAT far, but it is kinda fun to see her cringe. ; ) happy thanksgiving, susan!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving, Susan! Love the Shell Silverstein poem and your turkey pic. Certainly a different point of view. Thanks for the smile. 🙂


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