Happy Thanksgiving!

Musings coverIt’s Thanksgiving Day, the family’s all here. A time to give thanks for all things we hold dear.

The turkey’s been stuffed and put in to bake. Mama has made a chocolate pound cake.

There’s dressing, potatoes and a pot of green beans. This is the prettiest table that I’ve ever seen.

There’s cranberry sauce and a pumpkin pie. There’s a squash casserole I can’t wait to try.

A pecan pie and a potato soufflé, I’ll just forget about my diet today.

There’s a jar of pickles, some macaroni and cheese. And someone has brought a big pot of peas.

Some sourdough rolls, hot with butter. “Is it time to eat?” I heard someone mutter.

Let Papa ask the blessing, make it short and sweet. I’m thankful for everything and I’m ready to eat!

By Myra McElhaney

(From my poetry book, Musings on Major and Minor Matters that May or May Not Matter, Published in2011. Available on Amazon.com)

  • What are you looking forward to this Thanksgiving?
  • Any favorite dishes?
  • Favorite Thanksgiving memories?

As always, I love your comments!


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