"Boy with Raven" by H.C.A Poem for Thanksgiving: ‘My Raven’ by Roy E. Peterson The Society November 25, 2021 Culture, Humor, Poetry, The Raven 13 Comments . My Raven My Raven is a different bird. I guess he learned a different word Than Poe’s that uttered “Nevermore.” My Raven tells me, “Furthermore.” “Alright” I said “what do you want? Why did you choose my place to haunt? Why are you sitting at my door?” My Raven told me, “Furthermore.” “I do not mean to be absurd, But you are such a funny bird.” I wrote a poem; and then some more My Raven challenged, “Furthermore?” So then I wrote another story That was full of allegory. “How do you like its blood and gore?” My Raven answered, “Furthermore?” I wrote all night and slept all day. I thought the Raven flew away. When nighttime came, knocks pound the door. It was my Raven, furthermore. Now every night I have to write, And nothing spurs my Raven’s flight. I write a lot and then some more, But then he tells me, “Furthermore.” I think for my Thanksgiving feast I need to cook that horrid beast, And then my Raven, furthermore, Will be a Raven nevermore. . . LTC Roy E. Peterson is a writer, retired U.S. Army Military Intelligence Officer, Foreign Area Officer, and Foreign Commercial Officer who currently resides in Texas. NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. The Society of Classical Poets does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments. CODEC News:Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 13 Responses jd November 25, 2021 Love it! Very clever finish. Reply Roy E. Peterson November 26, 2021 Thank you! Reply Cynthia Erlandson November 25, 2021 Great humor! This is a lot of fun! Reply Roy E. Peterson November 26, 2021 Thank you, Cynthia! Reply Talbot November 25, 2021 Thanks for the cheeky poetic jaunt this morning; it put a smile on my face. Reply Roy E. Peterson November 26, 2021 Thank you. Nicely said. Reply Allegra November 25, 2021 What a delightful poem! Reply Roy E. Peterson November 26, 2021 I appreciate that, Allegra! Reply Peter Hartley November 25, 2021 Roy – over the first six verses I felt quite an affection growing in me towards this raven and was quite horrified to hear of its prospective execution in the last verse. Furthermore ravens, indeed all corvids, are exceptionally intelligent birds and have been known to be able to count up to at least two. Furthermore I have heard of one raven that could (barely) speak a word of English. Furthermore every member of the crow family tastes better than turkey (or so I have been led to believe). Rooks are particularly delicious when gently roasted at 220’ centigrade, gas mark 4, and consumed whole with fried rice and a sprig of oregano. Furthermore… Reply Roy E. Peterson November 26, 2021 Wow! I delight in your comments! I hope I don’t have to “eat crow!” Reply David Watt November 26, 2021 Roy, I love your humorous take on this famous poem. Residents of our state of South Australia are forevermore known as “crow eaters” because early settlers were reputed to have relied on crow breast for their red meat. Maybe they gently roasted the birds precisely as Peter describes. Reply Roy E. Peterson November 26, 2021 Wow! After my comment on Peter’s comments, maybe I should eat crow! Reply Pranav January 28, 2022 ”And then my Raven, furthermore, Will be a Raven nevermore.” Brilliant rhyme scheme with a humorous twist. I loved how the grim subject of man’s conversation with a raven which utters a single word in Poe’s writing was changed to something much more comedic. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.