A Turkey Under the Bridge

The hardest thing in life to learn is which bridge to cross and which to burn.

David Russell

Starting Point: Bridge


Six-word story: time will build

The divide was accepting of space.


“Build a bridge, get over it!”
A time-consuming endeavour
I could think of a better.
Bomb the river, scorch the earth
Leave nothing but a crater

The moment you build a bridge
You have to start worrying
about what’s under the bridge
Trolls, or maybe even
Stoned Californian rockers


Clickbait:
Red Hot Chili Peppers to re-release
Under the Bridge
For the soundtrack of the new ‘Trolls‘ film.


Not a joke: RHCP released their 12th studio album, 'Unlimited Love,' on April 1st, 2022.

Who said
Grandparents
Or those
reaching their golden years
Aren’t productive
Some are
Still releasing albums


It’s all a matter of wits
When you no longer have them
It’s time to call it quits


Google search:
Country with the lowest retirement age.

The lowest normal pension ages equal 58 for women in Turkey and 60 for men in Luxembourg, Slovenia and Turkey.


The time has come
For me to become
A bird of paradise
Living the easy life
Me, free, to be
Enjoying my final days as a turkey


Google search:
Average retirement age of a turkey.

No information regarding poultry.


Google search:
Age of turkey at slaughter.

14 to 18 weeks.
They spend their days in a desolate, dark, dirty shed with thousands of other turkeys. Turkeys can live to be 10 years old, but are slaughtered at 14 to 18 weeks, about 2 percent of their natural life span.


Piku: ‘retirement’ aka slaughter aka changed my mind

I don’t want
To
be a turkey


Weekly Theme:
Train of Thought

I asked friends and family for a starting point and followed the train.


23 thoughts on “A Turkey Under the Bridge

  1. πŸ’œ Don’t ever “burn a bridge” EveryOne; that’s dumb, GUARD!!! “The Bridge” EveryBody

    …πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™…

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      1. πŸ’Ž – Diamond Hard – πŸ’Ž

        πŸ’Ž Thank you for your kind words; as a Divorcee with Numerous Sexual Exes Prior to Faithful Marriage and Some Sexual Situations Subsequent to Divorce I Remain Confused about a Ladys Scrambled Brain and I AM CHOOSING!!! Masturbating until The Big, Brave Girl Turns Up then sez “YOU ARE MY HUSBAND!!! and We ARE Getting Married and Having a Lot of Sex:

        πŸ’Ž – Diamond Hard – πŸ’Ž

        …πŸ’ŽπŸ’ŽπŸ’Ž…

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  2. Brilliant post, Mouse. I just love this one. Poor turkeys being killed off in their prime (or even before that). I feel for them. Glad I’m not one. I’ll be having nut loaf or mushroom wellington for my Christmas dinner. I’m vegan, by the way (in case you hadn’t guessed!) πŸ˜‰

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    1. Thank you, Elle.
      I was shocked by those numbers. Not even given a chance at life.
      We have an amazing mushroom protein here which they form into a turkey like pot roast. Delicious. I’m a vegetarian (at home) as a chef a can’t escape eating some meat at work. Seems more people are turning off meat with each generation, and not a moment too soon πŸ‘

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