General Poetry posted November 22, 2022

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The Spirit Of Thanksgiving

by Douglas Goff

it’s the season of turkey and dressing

but the Spirit of Thanksgiving seems to be stressing

thanksgiving is coming but the holiday is droll

the glorious festivities of the other holidays having taken its toll

a pilgrim’s day glory hasn’t much to offer

when compared to the rest of their bountiful coffer

the Spirit of the Fourth of July is so very proud

brilliant lights and explosive fireworks draw a great crowd

hotdogs and hamburgers grilled up so good

the red, white, and blue displayed all over the neighborhood

a shindig done right

makes Uncle Sam smile bright

Memorial Day is so respectful and solemn

the nicely dressed soldiers all marching in column

massive parades with confetti and balloons

no giant air-filled turkey buffoons

wonderful speeches about long gone days of glory

each unit reports proudly, everyone with a story

when the Spirit of Halloween comes about, it’s no slouch

no grandpa snoring loudly passed out on the couch

the kids dress up in costumes so bright

intent upon giving everyone a fright

candy baskets so full with howls of Trick or Treat

ghouls, goblins, and witches venturing out on the street

and what of Christmas with a fat man all jolly with beard

strange how the children don’t find that weird

songs and candies, snickers and doodles

presents like trains and miniature poodles

decorative trees, wreaths, caroling and candy caning

what’s Thanksgiving to do, it all seems so draining

the spirit of this season has no mascot, songs, or candied treats

just a plump juicy turkey that gets carved up for meats

sure there’s good drinks and plenty of foods

but this all leads to very somber sleepy moods

the other holiday spirits are bold, hectic, stressful, and always reaching for more

the Thanksgiving Spirit’s frown turns to a smile, thankfulness is what his day is for

Thanksgiving Poetry Contest writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write a Thanksgiving poem, any style or length.

I really love this Holiday!
Pays one point and 2 member cents.

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