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Thanksgiving an Ode to the Orange Gourd

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I always felt that even though the pumpkin only becomes popular in the Fall of the year, it never really receives the notoriety of Celebrity , as it deserves...so I wrote this as seen through the eyes of the pumpkin...hope you enjoy.


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Thanksgiving an Ode to the Orange Gourd

It’s that time of year again...
When family and friends gather together..
To share and give thanks for all that they treasure..
The young and the old, the tall and the small..
The Vegans and the Carnivores, come one come all...
There are dishes of tradition, like Turkey and stuffing..
Mashed potatoes, gravy, and cranberry muffins..
Green Bean casserole, and corn soufflé...
Are just some of the dishes of the day....
And of course a relish tray to take off the edge...
With that awesome Spinach dip in Pumpernickel bread...
So many desserts at this time of year...
But the favourite of all , synonymous of the Fall..
Is that Jack’O ‘Lantern, orange Gourd.....
 known as Pumpkin Pie...
As the children play a game of touch football...
Something that is 24-7 on this day in  Fall..
As Grandpa sits in the afternoon sun...
Remembering back ..when he was young...
Then the words of “ Let’s eat “ fills the air...
And everyone sits down in their chair..
Who wants the first slice ? Dark meat or White ?
Grandpa said...then he proceeded to taste the first bite..
Everyone fills their plate, till it can’t hold no more...
Yet still some of them go back, for more and more....
Finally everyone is full...can’t eat another bite..
Till the smell of fresh coffee brings on a plight...
Aahh  dessert ..and the best part of all....
“ PUMPKIN PIE “ !!!! ....It appears was a majority call...
This is “ my “ favourite time of the year....
When you mention my name, everyone gives a cheer
So without  further adieu  ...she picks up the knife...
As I am the “ MAJORITY CALL “ and received the first slice.....

Happy Thanksgiving to All !!!!!!



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  1. Date: 11/13/2013 10:07:00 PM
    Enjoyed your Thanksgiving poem. Thanksgiving will take on a whole new meaning now as I personify all the guests on the table. Oops, sorry to disturb you while you're dressing. Here I'll give you a little more privacy. etc. etc. Thanks for sharing.

    force Avatar kj force
    Date: 11/14/2013 12:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Jon... thank you ,glad you enjoyed..hopefully your " desirousing has been sufficified "..until next time... kj
  1. Date: 10/31/2013 6:26:00 PM
    What a great descriptive/rhyme about Thanksgiving and that great pie! I love a scoop of something on it, too.

    force Avatar kj force
    Date: 11/1/2013 1:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the comment..glad you enjoyed...by the way you did realize this poem was written by the Pumpkin.. ? The " orange gourd "...remember the line.." I received the first slice " ? as she cut into me.....