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Thanksgiving Cards

Should perchance someday Hallmark is seeking struggling bards,
To concoct witty verse for their annual Thanksgiving cards,
I think that I should like to summarily submit,
The following mots for their consideration, TO WIT:

(1)  Savor the oyster dressing, giblet gravy and thigh,
The sweet pertaters, green bean casserole and punkin pie.
Hope you have a goodly supply of sodium bicarbonate,
To counter the wrenching effects of all that grub you ate!

(2)  To Grandma's house, hordes of kith and kin will repair,
For delicious vittles, (if Grandpa ever ends his interminable prayer!)
May naught but love and fellowship dwell amongst you there,
As His bountiful harvest each of you cheerfully share!

(3)  The Thanksgiving meal is over, the guys watch teams battle,
While women sit about the table engaged in idle prattle!
Mom's thoughts are elsewhere on how to deal with leftover turkey.
She's a genius at creating stews and soups, even turkey jerky!

(4)  A Happy Thanksgiving to one and all!
Relish this time together and have a ball!
And may all with thankful hearts ever lift,
Thanks to Him, the Giver of all good gifts!

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
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  1. Date: 11/20/2013 1:59:00 PM
    ohh, such a graceful salutation you have gifted me with, robert.. thnak you for your concern reagrding the recent disaster here.. i wonder if you have been to leyte, the province most hit by the typhoon.. happy thnaksgiving!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 11/20/2013 11:21:00 AM
    - None "Thanksgiving" in Norway - I have to come to you... to experience it - Will bring a nice homemade card (I make all sorts of cards) - Thank you for visiting my poem ! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 11/19/2013 12:57:00 PM
    perteter.....ha haha... you got me there love it...

  1. Date: 11/18/2013 6:51:00 PM
    Very creative and funny take on Thanksgiving. Fondly looking forward to the holiday.

  1. Date: 11/17/2013 7:23:00 PM
    bob - i think hallmark should hire you immediately! i'm sure you'd have gems for every holiday, and i'd love to hear them all! (so happy to see "pertaters" - it's been a while!).....ilene

  1. Date: 11/17/2013 6:02:00 PM
    You are invited to come to our house..and read your poem(cards)...what a blast we would have...Bg