A Thanksgiving Poem

Richard157
By Richard157 Latest Reply 2011-12-09 12:14:42 -0600
Started 2011-11-24 15:46:55 -0600

TWAS THE NIGHT OF THANKSGIVING,
BUT I JUST COULDN'T SLEEP.
I TRIED COUNTING BACKWARDS,
I TRIED COUNTING SHEEP.

THE LEFTOVERS BECKONED -
THE DARK MEAT AND WHITE,
BUT I FOUGHT THE TEMPTATION
WITH ALL OF MY MIGHT.

TOSSING AND TURNING WITH ANTICIPATION,
THE THOUGHT OF A SNACK BECAME INFATUATION.
SO, I RACED TO THE KITCHEN, FLUNG OPEN THE DOOR,
AND GAZED AT THE FRIDGE, FULL OF GOODIES GALORE.
GOBBLED UP TURKEY AND BUTTERED POTATOES,
PICKLES AND CARROTS, BEANS AND TOMATOES.

I FELT MYSELF SWELLING SO PLUMP AND SO ROUND,
'TIL ALL OF A SUDDEN, I ROSE OFF THE GROUND.
I CRASHED THROUGH THE CEILING, FLOATING INTO THE SKY,
WITH A MOUTHFUL OF PUDDING AND A HANDFUL OF PIE.
BUT, I MANAGED TO YELL AS I SOARED PAST THE TREES…
HAPPY EATING TO ALL - PASS THE CRANBERRIES, PLEASE.

MAY YOUR STUFFING BE TASTY,
MAY YOUR TURKEY BE PLUMP.
MAY YOUR POTATOES 'N GRAVY HAVE NARY A LUMP.
MAY YOUR YAMS BE DELICIOUS.
MAY YOUR PIES TAKE THE PRIZE,
MAY YOUR THANKSGIVING DINNER STAY OFF OF YOUR THIGHS!!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL!!!


24 replies

annesmith
annesmith 2011-11-24 21:01:57 -0600 Report

Hey!!!—-THAT WAS GREAT!!!!!!!!!!—-I'M GETTING READY TO CLOCK INTO THE STORE I WORK AT AT 3:30AM…I'll keep your good poems in mind throughout this BLACK FRIDAY…HA, HA…ANNE

Caroltoo
Caroltoo 2011-11-24 21:22:13 -0600 Report

Oh, I don't like Black Friday and stay as far away from the chaos as I can…so sorry you have to work in it! Good luck.

annesmith
annesmith 2011-11-25 22:55:37 -0600 Report

Thank GOD it's over——BLACK FRIDAY…ha, ha…I worked it today from 3:30am to 3:30pm, and I was EXHAUSTED afterwards…I had to get up at 2:30am, was extremely tired when I got up because I only got 4 hours of sleep max…good GOD…WHY do the people that shop at THAT hour of the morning do it?!!!!!——OOOHHHHHHH, I am tired——I plan on going to bed in about an hour—-I bet I sleep like a ROCK…HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!!!!———ANNE

Mickey/CCHT
Mickey/CCHT 2011-11-25 23:06:50 -0600 Report

I remember working in a gas station one year on third shift, and we were even busy cuz of black friday! Those people are crazy! There is nothing on God's green earth I would want to go anywhere near those stores! I'm sorry you had to do it. Glad you survived! Hope you slept well and have recovered! God Bless, Mickey

chetsgirl
chetsgirl 2011-11-24 20:55:42 -0600 Report

I want to wish you all a wonderful thanksgiving. I enjoy and like this poem even if you did not write it, I still want to thank you.

Richard157
Richard157 2011-11-24 20:42:12 -0600 Report

I did not write this, for a poet I'm not, but I do read a lot.

When I find silly things, then here I them brings.

I will never ever use profanity, but there is a thin line between silliness and insanity.

So you better watch out, when old Richard is about!

See, I told you I'm not a poet, and now you surely know it.

LOL!

MAYS
MAYS 2011-11-24 17:43:24 -0600 Report

A wonderful poem!
Thanks for posting, may you and your family have a beautiful Thanksgiving Holiday!

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