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Be Of Good Cheer This Thanksgiving Day

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Be Of Good Cheer This Thanksgiving Day

May tranquility reign and grace your Thanksgiving board this year,
As you thank the Good Lord for all the blessings you hold dear!

I pray that it will be a time of good cheer and not a free-for-all,
As in the dysfunctional family described below, ending in a brawl!

Grandpa said grace that rambled on interminably while stomachs growl.
Grandma had heard enough of that and poked him with a warning scowl!

Pompous Uncle Blimp boasted about the democrats winning the election,
While saner heads steered the conversation in a more innocuous direction!

Ne'er-do-well Cousin Cletus who was recently released from prison,
Wailed about being falsely imprisoned saying the cannabis wasn't his'n!

Aunt Louise complained that she didn't get the turkey gizzard as was her due!
Dad was happily sozzled having consumed too much of his homemade brew!

Little Marvin slopped gravy on grandma's prized heirloom tablecloth!
Nana screeched about controlling your brats - she was most visibly wroth!

The kid howled and mommy hugged him saying, "It was not your fault!"
In the aftermath, little was said except an occasional, "Pass the salt!"

Elbows flew and the hapless turkey's carcass was stripped clean and bare!
Grandpa removed his teeth to take a snooze, fed up with the whole affair!

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
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  1. Date: 11/26/2012 7:39:00 PM
    Hello Robert ,,,, haven't seen you for a bit. ,,,, I love this couplet you got here.. Was laughing most all the way through. I didn't eat turkey because I've watched too many PETA videos ;} and having to pluck chicken feather as a kid, you know they run around after their heads are chopped off. I didn't eat back then either ;} have a great day Robert

  1. Date: 11/26/2012 5:28:00 PM
    Robert, Thanksgiving is over and I'm glad that I read this great poem. I went out of town and we had a great Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 11/23/2012 8:42:00 AM
    LOL are family arrives and eats like a flight of locusts so I hear YOU. Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/22/2012 4:48:00 PM
    I envy this holiday exposee! You have provided a great backdrop for this excellent time of year.

  1. Date: 11/22/2012 4:10:00 PM
    Bob, this is a very nice poem for today... lol...I can imagine my dad now... glad the day and grubs and over reactions are over, enjoyed stopping by once again ;-)~ Hope you are having a joyous holiday. Take care ~PD

  1. Date: 11/22/2012 7:51:00 AM
    great wite. i enjoy it.

  1. Date: 11/21/2012 7:40:00 PM
    Tremendous poem! Happy Thanksgiving!

  1. Date: 11/21/2012 6:38:00 PM
    Lol, what a family. That's what all about, right? Be together, fault and all. Fun somehow. Good write, Bob. I love it. Happy Thanksgiving to you too. Love ya, Toquyen

  1. Date: 11/21/2012 6:32:00 PM
    You must know my family...lol..this made me laugh and laugh...happy gobble to you dear man.BG

  1. Date: 11/21/2012 4:29:00 PM
    A very entertaining write as you always give Robert and truly enjoyed xx ps Happy Thanksgiving

  1. Date: 11/21/2012 3:27:00 PM
    oh bob, you've outdone yourself on this one! i actually laughed out loud reading this. my favorite rhyme is "prison" and "his'n" - you can't get more creative than that! ~ enjoy your turkey and ham (no taters?) with your family and i hope your meal works out better than the one in your poem............ilene

  1. Date: 11/21/2012 2:58:00 PM
    very entertaining! I like the "visibly wroth". warm thoughts, Ralph

  1. Date: 11/21/2012 2:48:00 PM
    I want to wish you and yours a very happy thanksgiving my friend! Your write is very witty, a grandiose poem! I really enjoyed reading it this afternoon! What an awesome and fabulous piece, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 11/21/2012 1:49:00 PM
    warm words and thoughts resonate in this glorious write Bob .. may we extend to u and family a happy healthy blessed and loving Thanksgiving day .. thankxx for sharing my friend ..

  1. Date: 11/21/2012 12:31:00 PM
    Many pleasant Thanksgiving memories ... Norway do not celebrate Thanksgiving ... Why have not we nice and fun days ... (?) .... I will coming to visit you, bob .... lol. - Have a nice afternoon. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)