Gathered together, November's last Thursday The turkey is stuffed, pecan pies prepared The table is set, pulled in the extra chair And pass the time watching Macy's parade. Long ago the first Thanksgiving Day Began when refugees with natives shared, Thanks for their host's hospitable care And Providence who kept their hunger at bay.
So before you return to your television, Succumbing to the tom's turkey-ed sedation, Before you doze and into sleep drift, Pause for a moment acknowledge provision With gratitude comes a gift's consummation For seeing the giving is Thanksgiving's gift.
© Randy Edwards 2016 artwork: : "The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth" (1914) By Jennie A. Brownscombe, 1914. Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal #sonnet #christianity #thanksgiving #poetry