Traditional Thanksgiving

by Michael D Nalley   Nov 24, 2009

It seems as long as man has been living
There has been traditional thanksgiving
Long before centuries were numbered twenty
Our ancestors celebrated times of plenty

Before the pilgrims crossed the sea
With hopes and dreams of being free
In any longitude or latitude
There has been room for gratitude

How appropriate and so very pleasant
That we may enjoy dishes with pheasant
Yet, if we sense the meaning that is true
Tradition will bless us through and through


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  • 8 years ago

    by Stephanie Naylor

    I thought it was a great poem about thanksgiving. The flow was immaculate and most of the rhyme was great.

    "How appropriate and so very pleasant
    That we may enjoy dishes with pheasant"

    ^^^ Im sorry but in these two lines it seemed like you forced the rhyme a bit.

    Still a very well written poem a well deserved 5/5

  • 8 years ago

    by jescelle

    Awww this is beautiful!!! You've really captured the essence of Thanksgiving, and what it is to be grateful for so many things. You're absolutely right too, people have been giving praise for their blessings long before Columbus, and it's a deep sense of joy that centuries have carried all the way down to all of us. Great rhythm, wonderful flow, and beautiful message. Keep writing, your very talented! 5/5!

  • 8 years ago

    by MERCY is never shown

    Great job it really fits how everyone i know looks at thanksgiving not really realizing everything bravo!

  • 8 years ago

    by SolemnWish

    I used to hate thanksgiving just because we had to pray before we ate sadly :(
    But i love it now because prayer is the part right before eating lol
    I am completely honest to what im thankful for when im called upon.
    Great Poem 5/5

  • 8 years ago

    by WakingFreedom

    I love Thanksgiving, but not only for the food, but the thanks that we say 'round the table. It makes you really think what Thanksgiving is for. Awesome. 5/5

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