Thursday, November 26, 2015

Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is
Tom turkey stuffed, trussed and baked
to tender perfection, it's crackly skin oozing juice.
Celery and cubed bread stuffing,  Baked, fried, and mashed potatoes
Seasoned gravy made from pan drippings.
Crunchy French-fried onions layered over green beans.
Marshmallow streaked yams.
Chilled cranberry sauce.
Pumpkin and Apple Pie,
Sparkling cider, freshly roasted coffee.
Orange spice tea.

So eat like there’s no tomorrow, and then
put the fork down and chew on some TUMS.

Chew on this.

Thanksgiving is a time to remember those less lucky
to pardon the unpardonable,
to set aside differences.

Thanksgiving is a day to
appreciate what you have, where you live.
 And don't forget to clean your plates
People are starving.
People are dying in wars
People have given their LIVES
so that we can eat turkey, put up lights and shop at the Mall.

So enjoy your Thanksgiving
hug your family, friends, the pet and be kind.
Because we have much still to be thankful for.

I know I will.