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Lonely Thanksgiving Holiday

brought upon myself.
My' Grass is greener" mentality
Is the reason why I'm sitting here on
Thanksgiving lonely.
I cook, not your typical meal,
Spaghetti with chunks of Veal.

A lone soldier,
are these feelings real?
these emotions hard to conceal..
Do you feel me?

Over time my heart will heal,
can you hear the lyrics my heart is singing.
My depression, so surreal.
On this lonely Thanksgiving holiday....

Jared Pickett

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  1. Date: 1/19/2010 2:03:00 AM
    I can feel your loneliness here, Jared. I chose to read this poem because as a young woman in my late twenties, I found myself spending holidays alone. (It must have been the recluse in me,LOL) Anyway, Thanksgiving became a spiritual experience. I began a personal tradition of writing down every single little think that I was thankful for. I think that I wrote about 3 pages that first year. And I no longer felt lonely. It's just a suggestion. Youth is such a difficult time. You write it well.

  1. Date: 12/2/2009 9:27:00 AM
    Wonderfully written son...You have a great skill at the visuals.....Dad

  1. Date: 11/28/2009 6:33:00 PM
    Very nice...enjoyed reading...Marty

  1. Date: 11/28/2009 5:58:00 PM
    Soup Mail... call for U .."Sweetie"

  1. Date: 11/28/2009 12:06:00 PM
    Aw-Is your mom, gone? if so sorry, Holidays are not the same since I had two brother in laws die, my husband gets depressed and all. His mom believes one of their sons is lost and keeps calling the police to find him-it is sad.

  1. Date: 11/28/2009 7:54:00 AM
    Have a beautiful weekend and thank you for posting your awesome poetry here for us to read Jared. Love,Carol

  1. Date: 11/27/2009 8:19:00 PM
    Sad, but well written. It is time to count your blessings: Sun, or clouds, soothing rain or swift breezes, trees, Poet friends aplenty, another day to make it a better one, etc. Yes, your heart will heal, better days are acoming, but do find things to be grateful for. It helps. :) Caroline.

  1. Date: 11/27/2009 12:53:00 PM
    I posted a new poem called The Time Has Come.Tell me what you think.

  1. Date: 11/27/2009 11:47:00 AM
    I love spaghetti more than turkey..;).. Dont be are surrounded by friends here,,;).We feel you sad,pls smile..Charma

  1. Date: 11/27/2009 11:21:00 AM
    AWH!!! It so sad.. :(

  1. Date: 11/27/2009 10:32:00 AM
    never work alone,there are some friends in waiting for mutual hapiness'

  1. Date: 11/27/2009 9:00:00 AM
    Well here I am to brighten up your day after Thanksgiving holiday.. a lone soldier maybe but certainly a talented soldier ... I will be home in NJ on Sunday .. long drive back... did u get your Soup Mail? Remember, Jared, u are never lonely as the Soup Family is always here for u to rely on... this deeply moving poem with its emotional content is touching... know your heart will heal.. in time... blessings ... luv... Linda-Marie "Sweetheart"