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Thanksgiving Family Tradition

My sons eyes opened wide when I pulled on the slide
On the airplanes opening door partition
I had took the time without being sublime
To explain the Reith Family's Thanksgiving tradition 
Maybe he had thought it pure jest his bulging eyes processed
As his parachute opened He wore a look of derision
His body had spun His look registered stunned, 
Like this was some kind of unreasonable decision
It was expected of the youngest born before Thanksgiving morn
To bring back from the nearest forest 
A bird
After a mighty and fierce war With piles of blood spilled galore 
He registered a look that I mistook 
As if my demands were patently absurd
After the last desperate howl of the game but defeated fowl 
He would drag the beast back to where we were living 
And as hard as he was able slam it down on the dinner table
And holler loudly, 
"To all a  Happy Thanksgiving"!

Copyright © Donald Reith

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  1. Date: 12/1/2012 7:34:00 PM
    Thanks so much Linda and Anne!Lise! Your compliments inspire me to write more!

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 9:14:00 PM
    Donald, a good thanksgiving poem... wishing you the latest best... LINDA

  1. Date: 11/24/2012 7:02:00 AM
    Hope you and your family had a nice Thanksgiving - Well written in a lovely poem. - Have a relaxed weekend. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)