Mrs. MacLaughlin, a sixth-grade teacher at St. Patrick Catholic School, York, asked her students to write persuasive letters. This one is in honor of Thanksgiving.
By Katie Haskell
Dear Mr. Farmer,
Please take me back to the Turkey Farm,
for when I left,
it caused great alarm.
My friends gobbled “Oh, where can she be?”
So please take me back,
I am very sad you see.
I do not want to be Thanksgiving dinner!
Compared to the others,
I am really quite thinner.
I am not the only turkey you could pick.
We are getting quite tense,
so please choose quick.
When you took me away it gave me a scare.
I knew I would die,
and tried not to care.
Unfortunately it is really close to Thanksgiving.
And now I want to
stay with the living.
I want to stay with my friends.
So that my little life
I do not want to leave this wide open space.
With so many friends,
it is a wonderful place!
This world is so pretty, wonderful and nice.
It would be awful,
to be served with gravy and rice.
So, Mr. Farmer, I bid you adieu.
From, a little turkey
who is quite blue.