Suddenly the weather’s turned blustery and cold
Leaves that were just green say ‘Gosh, I feel old’!
They shrivel up, blow and slowly flutter –
They fall here and there, they clog up the gutter.
Thanksgiving is hours away – defrost the turkey,
Pull out the Pilgrims, traditional and quirky.
Gather the far-flung family, yes, even those who can be rather jerky.
Circle them ‘round though this year’s been full of chaos, fear and discord
(At least we know no one should claim to be bored)
This is the best time to put some thought into gratitude –
Genuine thankfulness – enough with the platitudes!
There certainly is a long list of recent strife
And maybe Aunt Sarah shouldn’t talk to Uncle Bob when he has the carving knife
But now is the moment we should take to say thanks for the good in our life.
A Hearty and Heartfelt Wish for a Plentiful and Happy Thanksgiving to All!!
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