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

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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.

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