Jenny MoxhamThe Great Turkey Escape
By Jenny Moxham
An Animal Rights Poem from

All of God's creatures have rights, a fact that most people don't seem to recognize. This includes both human and non-human animals, but not all of them can speak for themselves.

The Great Turkey Escape
By Jenny Moxham

There was movement in the turkey shed, for word had passed around
That a comrade from the shed had got away,
And had joined some wild bush turkeys, who were waiting, now, outside
With a plan for their escape this very day.

They had met a chap called Santa, which was fortunate indeed,
For he'd told them of the farmer's cruel intention.
They had learned that every turkey in the shed would soon be killed,
So their comrade begged for Santa's intervention.

It was now the dead of night and, as the farmer soundly slept,
Santa opened up the doors for their escape,
All the turkeys were ecstatic as they fled that dreadful shed
And the sight that they beheld left them agape.

The field was filled with reindeer and each reindeer pulled a sleigh,
"Now come along" The jolly fellow smiled.
"Just climb aboard and we'll be off, there's room for everyone,"
So into all the sleighs the turkeys piled.

All night the trusty reindeer raced across the moonlit sky
And as the sun came up the cavalcade descended,
As the turkeys tumbled out, jolly Santa gave a shout,
"Welcome home! Your days of suffering have ended."

"In this place you'll all be safe, and you'll never have to fear.
You can live your life exactly as you please.
Now I really must be off so Merry Christmas to you all,"
And with that he sailed away above the trees.

(c) 4 December 2018

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