Old Fashioned American Thanksgiving Dinner

 

 

Old Fashioned American
Thanksgiving Dinner

Put the turkey on the table.
See it golden brown.
Then bring the mashed potatoes.
The best feast in town!

With heads bowed
Around the table, hush –
Now thank the Lord out loud
For what He’s given us.

Hot rolls, kept warm
Covered by the cloth.
Turnips, corn, and peas,
A wonderful eating thought.

Sweet potatoes
With marshmallows on the top.
All that food.
We couldn’t even stop.

Coffee, tea, milk,
Water, and soda pop.
Drink quickly down
Pretty much nonstop.

Pimento stuffed olives,
Gravy on potatoes and meat.
Plenty of pickles and cranberry sauce,
Complementing  replete.

All kinds of desserts
With mincemeat and pumpkin pie,
Whipped cream on top,
All that meets the eye.

Good conversation
Between every bite,
Catching up on things,
Giving each the spotlight.

All enjoyed,
Can tell this now.
This great Thanksgiving Dinner
Was a blessing, Wow!

— Charles B. Mayes

Copyright © 2012 by Charles B. Mayes.  All Rights Reserved.

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We should always be thankful for the daily food that God gives us.  Many can have an old fashioned Thanksgiving Dinner.  Many cannot.  We should provide help for those who need help with food.

I am thankful for those who read my blog.  Have a wonderful reminder of this  Thanksgiving Day!

Other poems are available in a chapbook titled, A New Year Resolution and Other Poems (including The Missionaries) by Charles B. Mayes.  It contains 22 poems.  The foreword is written by Dr. P.T. Mammen, Senior Pastor of
International Christian Center San Jose and San Bruno International Christian Center.

If you would like to purchase a copy of the above book, please fill out the form below and I will get back to you with the description,  price,  payment,  and mailing arrangements.

I would love to do Poetry Reading for your group in the San Jose, California area.  If you are interested, please fill out the form below.

If you receive these poems by email, to use my form to answer me, just forget the form on the email and go to the bottom left and click on farsails which will take you to my blog.  Then choose this poem and you can use the form with the poem.

Thank you.

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Are You A Thanks Giver?

 

 

 

Are You A Thanks Giver?

Are you a thanks giver
As you walk along your way?
Do you remember to really
Thank God when you pray?

Do you talk to God
Like the Friend He really is
Thanking God for what
He constantly daily gives?

Are you thankful
Only for earthly things,
Or also for things heavenly
Does your heart sing?

Do you thank Him
Through good and bad?
Do you keep thanking God
No matter how happy or sad?

Are you a thanks giver
As you walk along your way?
Do you remember to really
Thank God when you pray?

— Charles B. Mayes

Copyright © 2012 by Charles B. Mayes.  All Rights Reserved.

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If you would like to use this poem on your website; in your newsletter; bulletin; speech; sermon; class; etc., you must indicate on the communication that the author is “Charles B. Mayes” and it is “Used by Permission”.  If it is used on a website, please add our website address, or link to  http://www.ChristianPoetryPublishing.com which can be connected to from outside this site.
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We can never thank God enough for what He was done for us.  We tend to thank Him for material things, but should also remember the spiritual things.  The first is that He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to be our Rescuer and Leader.  This is not only something that happens when we trust Him, but continues to happen now, and in the future.

I am thankful to God for all of you who follow my blog whether by email; web browsers; or Linkedin.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Other poems are available in a chapbook titled, A New Year Resolution and Other Poems (including The Missionaries) by Charles B. Mayes.  It contains 22 poems.  The foreword is written by Dr. P.T. Mammen, Senior Pastor of
International Christian Center San Jose and San Bruno International Christian Center.

If you would like to purchase a copy of the above book, please fill out the form below and I will get back to you with the description,  price,  payment,  and mailing arrangements.

I would love to do Poetry Reading for your group in the San Jose, California area.  If you are interested, please fill out the form below.

If you receive these poems by email, to use my form to answer me, just forget the form on the email and go to the bottom left and click on farsails which will take you to my blog.  Then choose this poem and you can use the form with the poem.

Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving.

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Caroling Tonight

 

 

 

 

Caroling Tonight

O Come All Ye Faithful,
Hearts so very bright,
Come on, children!
It’s caroling time tonight.

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,
On every carolers’ face,
From ear to ear, they grin,
Now on their way with haste.

The First Noel,
The opening house sought,
It’s Mr. Wood,
Who at the school had taught!

The door opens,
He and his wife appear,
What Child Is This?
They excited, and up-geared.

Silent Night!  Holy Night,
The stars light up the sky,
They invite them in –
Some cookies and some pie.

Go Tell It On The Mountain,
And then a treat so right,
Miss Grace whistled bird calls,
They’d like to listen all night.

Spotting Mrs. Pat and elder mother,
The children softly start,
Away in a Manger,
They all knew it all by heart.

O Holy Night,
The minute they see her cry,
Weather crispy, clouds wispy,
The children get misty eyed.

Joy to the World,
They travel from house to house,
A big surprise when they sing,
Children, at first, quiet as a mouse.

We Three Kings,
Hum as they leave – all the bunch,
Detour back to church,
For delicious Christmas punch.

We Wish You a Merry Christmas,
Hearts so very bright,
Come on, children!
It’s caroling time tonight.

— Charles B. Mayes

Copyright © 2012 by Charles B. Mayes.  All Rights Reserved.

Illustrations/graphics supplied by GospelGifs.com are copyrighted and used with permission.

If you would like to use this poem on your website; in your newsletter; bulletin; speech; sermon; class; etc., you must indicate on the communication that the author is “Charles B. Mayes” and it is “Used by Permission”.  If it is used on a website, please add our website address, or link to http://www.ChristianPoetryPublishing.com which can be connected to from outside this site.
Note:  The illustration is not to be used in any way without permission from GospelGifs.com.

As we approach the Christmas season, we may be involved in, or remember Christmas caroling.  This could be the high point of the day or week in someone’s life – both caroler and listener.

Thank you for following my site; and if you are new dropping by, I appreciate this and please drop by again!

Other poems are available in a chapbook titled, A New Year Resolution and Other Poems (including The Missionaries) by Charles B. Mayes.  It contains 22 poems.  The foreword is written by Dr. P.T. Mammen, Senior Pastor of
International Christian Center San Jose and San Bruno International Christian Center.

If you would like to purchase a copy of the above book, please fill out the form below and I will get back to you with the description,  price,  payment,  and mailing arrangements.

I would love to do Poetry Reading for your group in the San Jose, California area.  If you are interested, please fill out the form below.

If you receive these poems by email, to use my form to answer me, just forget the form on the email and go to the bottom left and click on farsails which will take you to my blog.  Then choose this poem and you can use the form with the poem.

Thank you and Merry Christmas!

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