Happy Thanksgiving

Hi everyone,

In honor of the occasion, I’ve composed a poem inspired by something we all love — Thanksgiving leftovers. Oh yes! Call me callous. Call me calculating. Call me cold. But call me tomorrow for leftovers. If anyone in my family should read this, of course it isn’t about YOU! We hope.

Next Year’s Forecast
by David L. Harrison

Please forgive my greasy grin
With gravy dripping off my chin
As I admire my loving kin
Amid Thanksgiving burbling din.

I love to watch my family munch,
Although with so much eager crunch
I have a sudden sinking hunch
I’ll have no lovely leftovers lunch!

They’re gobbling all the turkey breast,
Pecan pie and all the rest.
Tomorrow I won’t feel so blessed.
Next year there’ll be fewer guests.

From Thanksgiving 2009

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Hi everyone,

With Thanksgiving in the air I notice that many of you have been searching previous posts looking for poems about the occasion. Here’s a repeat of what I posted for Thanksgiving, 2009. It’s a poem about writing poems so I thought it might be timely to re-post it now.

From Children’s Literature in the Reading Program: An Invitation to Read.