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Overcast day.

Competitive spirit not damper,

The South Bay denizens Turkey Trot away.

Race, Run and scamper.

Some contestants won,

Others only received cheers,

Running for turkey and pie as first prize

Realize you're not as fast as your peers.

A race to enjoy a main dish and a dessert,

Run fast and run hard but please don't get hurt.

Rain drizzles down and the crowd huddles under the roof.

Downpour resides and runners resume to take stride,

One race ends close and someone shouts, "A Foto Finish!"

We need film as proof.

Day is cold, slightly drizzly, but far from diminished.

Adult racers warming up and stretching stiff muscles,

Hoping to cross the finish line the winner,

Exhibit the greatest of hustle,

Son who just won, talks with dad about first prize,

"Dad, you guys enjoy the Turkey, and I'll eat the Pie!"

Gloomy yet glorious day, at the park in South Bay,

As the South Bay denizens Turkey Trot away.

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Comments

nan shartel Nov. 24, 2011 @ 2:48 p.m.

this is just a terrific poem about a Thanksgiving event in the South Bay drgonzo619

one that may garner a prize here at the READER 4 November

and i hope u do win one!!!

some bucks would be like whipped cream on that pie

...it's about time a poem won 4 a neighborhood blog!!!!!

good on ya!!! ;-D)

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drgonzo619 Jan. 10, 2012 @ 2:36 p.m.

Thanks for the feedback nan. That means a lot. I was starting to think no one was going to read this since Blogs are no longer on the front page. I didn't win, but the positive feedback is just as rewarding.

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drgonzo619 Jan. 10, 2012 @ 2:50 p.m.

Thank you Roody2shoes. That means a lot coming from someone whose poetry on this site is one of the best. Thanks for your comment.

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