Can there be Thanksgiving
For those families displaced?
So many’ve been confronted with
The worst they’ve ever faced.
Homes destroyed, possessions gone;
A lifetime’s treasures lost.
It must be hard to think of thanks
While knowing what it cost.
Yet for survivors, life goes on
And surely they’ll reflect
On reasons to be thankful,
Maybe more than we’d expect.
For some misfortunes, though they’re cruel,
Surprise us and reveal
A hidden vein of fortitude
Which helps folks fix and heal.
So as the holiday draws near,
Though sorrow’s off the charts,
May all who suffer know
They're in our thoughts and in our hearts.