Biographical Poetry posted November 22, 2022


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last Thanksgiving

by jake cosmos aller

When Edward was a college student
He went home for Thanksgiving
Not knowing that would be his last
Thanksgiving with his estranged family.

After graduating college
He became an ex-pat
and traveled
All over the world.

Never made it home for Thanksgiving
As he was always stuck
Somewhere else,
And was not that thrilled
To see his siblings either.

His mother was from Arkansas
And cooked southern style.

Thanksgiving
has never been the same since
Sam left home
and missed his Mom's
Southern holiday feasts.

And she did Thanksgiving/Christmas
Dinners right

A full-roasted turkey
Cooked with stuffing inside.

The stuffing, including bacon, breadcrumbs
ham, herbs, onion, garlic, mushrooms, apples
And carrots.

fresh gravy made with bacon bits.

Bake beans
Green beans
grits
Collard greens southern style
with molasses, ham, bacon bits,
onions and bourbon to flavor.
Home-made cranberry sauce
Mashed potatoes
Salad
Wild rice, white rice
Yams

Pecan pie with ice cream
For dessert.



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


My favorite holiday growing up was Thanksgiving. I have not been home for Thanksgiving since the late 70s, but I celebrate every year with my wife and occasionally have friends over as well.
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