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By the Poets Listed in the first comment
Life is full of wonderment and blessings well received.
The greatest gift, so well conceived, the freedom to believe.
Thanking God that in this glorious world He perceived.
There, stands today beauty and grandeur that awed we can achieve.
Our ancestors, many moons ago, the motherland did flee.
Enriching lives, harvest, and family in this land of milk and honey.
Gratitude after we gathered the fruits of our great labors.
Holding hands with love we pray with family, friends, and neighbors.
Thankfulness for waking to feel warm sun on our face, all hail.
The wind's breeze, melodies in green trees from sweet nightingales,
You cast off my chains; you set me free, through true eyes, now I see.
Each dawn I give thanks I am free!  Thank you, Lord from the real me.
Thank you for my mind and heart and trusting me from the start.
For the sun, the moon, the stars, and all your creatures who take part.
Also for things in me once damaged, now mending a new start.
To live this life, day to day, with the minimum of fuss-
We believe in many things, that the joys of life bring us.
From majestic mountains, to the tiniest of bugs,
Wondrous bountiful God, created these for poetry.
I am sending GOOD energy, to my friends, and hugs.
My thanks are carried on waves over the November seas. 
To friends from afar who grace my life with comfort and ease.
One unending relationship with God and His wonderful love...
Four sons, the gifts given to me from Heaven high above,
I am so thankful to be gifted with so many different things.
And being healthy under loving angel's caring wings
One great blessing: I begin to see the world was more than me.
Methodical.  Prodigal.  More logical, I found the great light love.
Within our thankful hearts today, a prayer is softly said,
Blessing all who join with us as we eat and share our bread.
Our lives are enriched by family and friends that we love.
With grateful hearts, we thank our generous Father above.
The wonders of your world, Lord, Earthbound and on the wing,
Our hearts are filled with happiness for every blessed thing.
So, thank you, Lord for everything that upon us you bestowed.
Especially for your love dear, Lord that bountifully has flowed.

CONTRIBUTING POETS in alphabetical order: See the first comment.  We had great 
participation.  Thank you, my poet dear friends for your contributions to this Thanksgiving 
poem.  Lovingly, Dane Ann

Copyright © | Year Posted 2009

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Date: 11/22/2009 11:26:00 AM
It came together nicely-everyone, Great Poem!
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Date: 11/20/2009 6:39:00 PM
very powerful! when so many create one! I have never seen anything like this anywhere! wow! jmg
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Date: 11/20/2009 11:48:00 AM
Dane, thanks so much for allowing me to be a part of this inspirational and uplifting poem. It's amazing how many things we have to grateful for once we start to think about them. Blessings to each and everyone that contributed a line to convey a message quite fitting for the holiday. Happy Thanksgiving to all! Karen
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Date: 11/20/2009 10:25:00 AM
Came together in a good way. Sara
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Date: 11/20/2009 6:09:00 AM
Soup Mail... for Dane Ann ...luv ...
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Date: 11/20/2009 1:30:00 AM
i wish you God's Blessing'
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Date: 11/19/2009 11:10:00 PM
Wow! I think you have it covered! So many wonderful blessings and so many wonderful writers. You brought it all together so well, it takes a great talent to do this. Thank you for sharing.
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Date: 11/19/2009 7:34:00 PM
Im impressed! What a nice compilation. Somehow I missed out on this..but surely enjoyed the finished project. Well done soupers. BG
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Date: 11/19/2009 6:31:00 PM
Beautifully written dear Soupers!! What a wonderful poem to get us into a spirit of thankfulness and joy! Thank you for lighting up the Soup dear friends! Love, Carrie
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Date: 11/19/2009 5:41:00 PM
Bravo Dane Ann on this wonderful project and I am so honored to have been included with this list of gifted poetic talent below my name .. it was a joy to participate with such peers... This is a loving tribute to both God and man and the many blessings we all share, not only at Thanksgiving time but all throughout the year... blessings and luv to all Soupers and their families .. and thankxxx Dane Ann ... luv .. Linda-Marie, P.E.P.S. "Sweetheart" ...
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Date: 11/19/2009 11:10:00 AM
Beautiful. Thank you to all who contributed to this writing. Love, Carol
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Date: 11/19/2009 10:33:00 AM
Smile, I would have been a bit nervous had I known the extent of my inclusion among this elite group of Poetry Soup celebrities. Thanks to all, for letting me be a part of your love's heart. As the new body of love comes together into singleness, into the heart of one, it is life that has won the right to be continuously. Love you Dane. Thanks to all, for suffering my gall. Wishing all, a very happy thanksgiving! Sincere, Love, Moses
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Date: 11/19/2009 10:22:00 AM
Dane Ann, it's turned into a most wonderful piece, i doubt there is another poetry site on the net that has such wonderful poets, and such wonderful people. To be involved with them all, it's quite a buzz. Thank you Dane Ann for the chance to participate >> James
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Date: 11/19/2009 8:26:00 AM
It turned out great Dane Ann, Thank you for letting me be a part of such a generous idea. Good luck to your daughter and blessings on her child. Love, Joyce
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Date: 11/19/2009 6:04:00 AM
This turned out beautifully, Dane. I love reading of all the bounties for which the many contributors are thankful. God bless everyone with a wonderful Thanksgiving! Much love, Carolyn
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Date: 11/19/2009 12:02:00 AM
We ll miss you,but we know you ll be back full of smiles and a Grandma:),,God bless you all and Congratulations..
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Date: 11/19/2009 12:01:00 AM
What a beautiful thing to join and thank Our Good Kind Lord.Our Humble thanks can never be enough,yet i must admit this is a beautiful poem and it gives me goose pimples to feel us here all united as a family,,,thanks Dan,,for giving us this opprtunity,I hope that We will remain as close as we all are,cos we are blessed--LOve Charma..
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Date: 11/19/2009 12:00:00 AM
Hi My Poet Friends, Our Thanksgiving poem turned out great. And we had so much participation that the CONTRIBUTOR LIST would not fit entirely at the bottom of the poem. So, I put the list in the first comment. I hope that is okay. I send my love to each of you and wish you a joyous Thanksgiving holiday. (My eldest daughter is having her first child. So, I won't be on The Soup while I am out of town.) God be with you. Lovingly, Dane Ann
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Date: 11/18/2009 11:45:00 PM
CONTRIBUTING POETS in alphabetical order: Linda-Marie Bariana, Charmaine Chircop, Doris Culverhouse, Carolyn Devonshire, John Moses Freeman, James Fraser, Rhoda Galgiani, James Marshall Goff, Deborah Guzzi, Joyce Johnson, Sara Kendrick, Gert Knop, Sara Lokken, Karen O’Leary, Ruben Ortellao, Patty Prescott, Dane Smith-Johnsen. Thank you, my poet dear friends for your contributions to this Thanksgiving poem. Sincerely, Dane Ann
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