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A Childs Thanksgiving Prayer

Dear Lord, we gather this day to give thanks for what we’ve got, For the blessings that you’ve granted us whether realized or not. For the blessings of family love and our feelings for each other, Even though I will confess to you that I can’t stand my little brother. He never does his fair share when there’s work around here to do, I’ll get back to that situation later and fill the details in for you. I love you Lord for all the gifts; excuse me if I should gush, I’m only asking for a bicycle today to avoid the Christmas rush. I’d like to add a special thanks for giving me a second chance, For softening up my teacher’s heart, I’m thanking you in advance. And dear Lord if you don’t mind as long as I have you on the line, I’m sure that you’ll forgive me Lord because I know that you’re divine. I’d like to ask for one thing more before I let you of the hook, Next year before Thanksgiving comes, could you teach my mom to cook? Because her gravy is too lumpy and the turkey is way too dry, And the only dessert that we have today is store bought pumpkin pie. It would be nice if later we didn’t have to hear my grandpa snore, And keep grandma from drinking wine until she can’t get up from the floor. And watch over my big sis when she’s out with her boyfriend, Dad is sure that they’re doing it so why should we pretend? I guess that’s all I have right now so Lord please be on your way, And when you’re at the neighbor’s house don’t believe a word they say. In case you don’t hear from me again if I should disappear without a trace, I want to say just what a privilege it was to offer up Thanksgiving Grace.

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  1. Date: 11/15/2012 9:40:00 AM
    Dear Tony, Hope this finds YOU and YOURS Healthy and High in the Spirit. Congratulations on YOUR Win in P.D.'s Contest Superbly Written I had to read this POEM as I was Commenting on Mandy Tams answer to this Glorious Masterpiece LOVE ALWAYS and FOREVER YOUR Eternal Liege...HG - Are YOU a Redsox Fan if so I think I have commented to YOU before a long time ago,Sorry I have not...HG

  1. Date: 11/7/2011 1:33:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in P.D.'s "Holiday Poem"contest Tony. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/5/2011 10:07:00 PM
    TONY ;-) CONGRATULATIONS, thank you for supporting my contest... I'm just dropping by to give everyone a warm congratulations and gratitude from the heart. ((you may get this comment more than once, if you entered more than one of my contest this week)) Have a wonderful weekend, GOD BLESS,..p.d.

  1. Date: 11/5/2011 5:38:00 PM
    Congrats Tony on a fantastic win with this outstanding holiday poetry luv...

  1. Date: 11/5/2011 12:22:00 PM
    I love this, Tony. I bet God does, too! ~N

  1. Date: 11/5/2011 9:58:00 AM
    Congrats, Tony. Awesome piece. Excellent. LOL. Kudos. Nice going. Best to you and yours. Ralph

  1. Date: 11/4/2011 12:11:00 AM
    Too many good prayer requests to mention, Mr Lane...every bit of this reminds me of my warped and twisted family...You shall kick some butt in this contest!! Did I just say that? I guess I did! lol. Great job, friend!! Gwendolen

  1. Date: 11/2/2011 10:17:00 PM
    such a soulful prayer hat lifts the soul, tony.. i feel good; thnaks for sharing! :) huggs!

  1. Date: 11/2/2011 9:22:00 PM
    oh my gosh, I just had to see this one, tony. Years ago, I wrote one with the exact same title! I did a trilogy: a child's thanksgiving prayer/a mother's and a father's! All sonnets. I can't remember if I ever posted them here or not. I'll have to check my files!! The part about the mom's cooking, I think that was in one of the trilogy poems!

  1. Date: 11/2/2011 2:30:00 PM
    Absolutely entertaining, Tony. Dimension X - you might say - was inspired by one of those ancient alien shows.....a ship in the middle of the desert in the Bermuda Triangle - something like that. Just a whim. The solution is in the title. daver

  1. Date: 11/2/2011 1:25:00 PM
    Cute one..Good story you have told in poetic form...Enjoyed reading ..If for a contest, reads like a winner to me..Sara

  1. Date: 11/2/2011 1:14:00 PM
    THIS IS THE BEST POEM I HAVE EVER HEARD IN MY WHOLE LIFE,THANK YOU SO MUCH,AND JUST KEEP DOING GREAT WORK,BY THE WAY ,PLEASE DON'T LOSE A KID INSIDE OF YOU,HE IS SO SWEET AND FUNNY,GOD BLESS YOU MY FRIEND,IVY

  1. Date: 11/2/2011 6:06:00 AM
    Wonderful stuff.x