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Ode to the Orange Gourd

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Ode to the Orange Gourd

It’s that time of year again...
When family and friends gather together..
To share and give thanks for all that they treasure..
The young and the old, the tall and the small..
The Vegans and the Carnivores, come one come all...
There are dishes of tradition, like Turkey and stuffing..
Mashed potatoes, gravy, and cranberry muffins..
Green Bean casserole, and corn soufflé...
Are just some of the dishes of the day....
And of course a relish tray to take off the edge...
With that awesome Spinach dip in Pumpernickel bread...
So many desserts at this time of year...
But the favorite of all , synonymous of the Fall..
Is that Jack’O ‘Lantern, orange Gourd.....
 known as Pumpkin Pie...
As the children play a game of touch football...
Something that is 24-7 on this day in  Fall..
As Grandpa sits in the afternoon sun...
Remembering back ..when he was young...
Then the words of “ Let’s eat “ fills the air...
And everyone sits down in their chair..
Who wants the first slice ? Dark meat or White ?
Grandpa asks...then proceeds to take the first bite..
Everyone fills their plate, till it can’t hold no more...
Yet some go back, for more and more....
Finally everyone is full...can’t eat another bite..
Till the smell of fresh coffee brings on a plight...
Aahh  dessert ..and the best part of all....
“ PUMPKIN PIE “ !!!! ....It appears was a "Majority Call"...
This is “ my “ favorite time of the year....
When you mention "MY" name, everyone gives a cheer !!!
So without  further adieu  ...Grandpa picks up the knife...
As I am the “ MAJORITY CALL “ and receive the first slice....




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  1. Date: 11/13/2013 10:07:00 PM
    Enjoyed your Thanksgiving poem. Thanksgiving will take on a whole new meaning now as I personify all the guests on the table. Oops, sorry to disturb you while you're dressing. Here I'll give you a little more privacy. etc. etc. Thanks for sharing.

    force Avatar kj force
    Date: 11/14/2013 12:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Jon... thank you ,glad you enjoyed..hopefully your " desirousing has been sufficified "..until next time... kj
  1. Date: 10/31/2013 6:26:00 PM
    What a great descriptive/rhyme about Thanksgiving and that great pie! I love a scoop of something on it, too.

    force Avatar kj force
    Date: 11/1/2013 1:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the comment..glad you enjoyed...by the way you did realize this poem was written by the Pumpkin.. ? The " orange gourd "...remember the line.." I received the first slice " ? as she cut into me.....