Below is the poem entitled A Childs Thanksgiving Prayer which was written by poet
Lane. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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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.