Thanksgiving Poems

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Thanksgiving
by Thornton Burgess

Thanksgiving comes but once a year,
But when it comes it brings good cheer.
For in my storehouse on this day
Are piles of good things hid away.
Each day I've worked from early morn
To gather acorns, nuts, and corn,
Till now I've plenty and to spare
Without a worry or a care.
So light of heart the whole day long,
I'll sing a glad Thanksgiving song.

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Thanksgiving
by Marchette Chute

I'm glad that I was good today
As good as I was able
I'm glad to be inside this house
And sitting at this table

I'm glad that it's Thanksgiving Day
And all the world is merry
And I'm glad I have a fork
And that the pie is cherry.

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I Went Hungry on Thanksgiving
by Jack Prelutsky

I was hungry on Thanksgiving
But I couldn't eat a thing
I couldn't eat a drumstick
And I couldn't eat a wing
I couldn't have the pickles
Or the gravy covered rice
The pumpkin pie was luscious
But I couldn't have a slice
I was starving for some stuffing
Or a tasty yellow yam

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Ode to a Vengeful God
by Samuel Cody

The cool breeze gently winnowed fields of grain, as dusk crept upon the earth.
And in the wake of that timorous gale, a foggy rime was set; in all its churning meandering girth.
The skittering scratching cry of flint harshly put to steel,
Harmonized with the squeaking pedal of a grinding wheel.
This somber dirge was all that whispered upon that fateful gale.
The ominous warning now was sung.

And not a word was uttered by the restless gaggle.
Not a screech or squawk; neither cluck nor cackle.
Priests consoled their acolytes, and mothers comforted their children.

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The Little girl and the turkey
by Dorothy Aldis

The little girl said
As she asked for more:
'But what is the Turkey
Thankful for?

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Recent Thanksgiving Poems
24/11/2022
by Marra Makinen

Nobody owes me anything
In this great big place
We call Earth
Not a single person
Owes me a thing

I'm not nihilistic
But sometimes I find myself feeling
Like the lives we bear
Don't have much meaning at all-

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Thankfully Blessed Again
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

Absolutely blessed, Christ delivers everything,
fervent gratefulness, habitually induced, joyous
knowledgeable love, magenta nebulous omnipresence,
prayer, quietude, reflection, sacred Thanksgiving,
undying veneration, with xenismos yearly zest!

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Hues of Thanksgiving
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

colored leaves fall down
inside food warmth and laughter
a pause for prayer
it's time squirrels cached walnuts
it's autumn's pretty party

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Ode to a Vengeful God
by Samuel Cody

The cool breeze gently winnowed fields of grain, as dusk crept upon the earth.
And in the wake of that timorous gale, a foggy rime was set; in all its churning meandering girth.
The skittering scratching cry of flint harshly put to steel,
Harmonized with the squeaking pedal of a grinding wheel.
This somber dirge was all that whispered upon that fateful gale.
The ominous warning now was sung.

And not a word was uttered by the restless gaggle.
Not a screech or squawk; neither cluck nor cackle.
Priests consoled their acolytes, and mothers comforted their children.

......

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I Went Hungry on Thanksgiving
by Jack Prelutsky

I was hungry on Thanksgiving
But I couldn't eat a thing
I couldn't eat a drumstick
And I couldn't eat a wing
I couldn't have the pickles
Or the gravy covered rice
The pumpkin pie was luscious
But I couldn't have a slice
I was starving for some stuffing
Or a tasty yellow yam

......

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  • Samuel Cody
    Samuel Cody (1 poems about Thanksgiving)
    July 6, 1991 - Massachusetts