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Best Thanksgiving Poems

Below are the all-time best Thanksgiving poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of thanksgiving poems written by PoetrySoup members

Thanksgiving Dinner Gone Awry
It was my first Thanksgiving dinner as his wife
so I wanted the meal to be perfect in every way
But...trembling in fear, I cut my finger...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: thanksgiving, humor,
Form: Rhyme

They organized a church bazaar,
To raise money for the poor.
A booth for selling chances
Was set up, outside the door.

When I bought the raffle ticket, 

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Categories: animals, food, funny, seasons, thanksgiving, bird,
Form: Narrative
the first thanksgiving
steal their land
then dine with them....
no reservations needed

**for Chris Aechtner's Yet Another Senryu contest...

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© Deb Wilson  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: thanksgiving, holiday, native american,
Form: Senryu
Premium Member Thanksgiving from Three Perspectives
A Child's Thanksgiving Prayer 

Lord, I thank thee as I sit to eat,
For mashed potatoes that I helped to make.
And thanks, dear Lord, we're having...

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Categories: family, funnymom, prayer, thanksgiving, men, mom,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member My Thanksgiving Prayer
T	he God of our Fathers, sole author of all life
H	e, by decree placed man above the rest 
A	nd all other creations in his charge for...

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Categories: thanksgiving, devotion, hope, inspirational, love, thank you
Form: Acrostic

This is a terrible time of year for Turkeys
How many innocent lives are going to be lost?
All their friends and relations are in for the...

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Categories: america, celebration, food, humorous, thanksgiving day,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member Winter Wonderland
~  My favorite Thanksgiving memory was, quite simply, a walk at my grandparents house - I'll never forget how nature spoke to me that...

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Categories: thanksgiving, appreciation, beauty, nature, winter,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Lonely Dreams
I never knew following dreams could be this lonely,
But up on the hill, looking back, thank God I'm not the old me.
If the tears will...

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Categories: thanksgiving, christian, courage, cry, dream, faith, fear,
Form: Quatrain
I must Carpe Diem
I used to live life full of dreams 
Planning, for many years to come.
Where I will be, when I will go,
A future that was filled...

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Categories: death, family, feelings, life, love, thanksgiving,
Form: Carpe Diem
Premium Member - Au Revoir - Goodbye -

- 2016 -


A freezing cold evening

Where the stars shining bright

With frost blade flanks

From mouth and nose steam

In the clear silence

White untrodden snows

Nature's frozen...

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Categories: thanksgiving, remember,
Form: Free verse
Watching sunrise, shoreline's ablaze
Love letter sent from Thee
I sing a psalm, an Easter palm
And start my day with glee.

Watching sunset, shoreline's agleam
A note Thou sent...

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© KP Nunez  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: beauty, god, sea, thanksgiving,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member In the House of Cinnamon
Thanksgiving fast approaches 
and the bustling has begun
in an enchanting house, 
the House of Cinnamon.
With children home for holiday, 
the voices that you hear
are sunny...

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Categories: thanksgiving, celebration, family,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Autumn Colors
Maple trees adorn yellow and orange blaze 
Colorful vistas dance singing nature's praise
Crispy cooler days embellish in colorful ways

Brighter moon reigns over twilight's dull haze

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Categories: thanksgiving, autumn,
Form: Terzanelle
Premium Member God Is Great
     God is great,
     God is good;
     Let us thank Him for being...

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Categories: thanksgiving, celebration, devotion, god, hope, how i
Form: Lyric
Premium Member November's Twinkle Fairy

Outside was I one evening
with my jacket on,
gazing at the pumpkin 
still out there on my lawn
with its face carved in a grin.
It was November...

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Categories: thanksgiving, november,
Form: Rhyme
Broken English
I love my broken English

Am in love with my broken English

Am honored to have two other languages

The ability to think from language to language is...

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Categories: thanksgiving, africa, appreciation, birth, blessing, culture, language,
Form: Bio
I think back
When I think back...
 I see your eyes on me across the room,
 The way your lips slowly curve into a happy smile,
 Your strong...

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Categories: thanksgiving, for him, god, how i feel,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member - SEPTEMBER -

Let autumn wind whisper its song
Summer sunshine rays from yesterday we remember
After a long and lovely summer,
it often feels like autumn kept going cold and...

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Categories: thanksgiving, beauty, color, nature, september,
Form: Free verse
morning quiet time
in nature's warm bosom found
sun kissed flowers shine

12 March 2015
POEM OF THE DAY - 14 March 2015

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© KP Nunez  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: appreciation, flower, garden, introspection, thanksgiving,
Form: Haiku
Turkey so dry that I can’t speak
Brussel sprouts boiled for a week
Roast potatoes burnt to a crisp
Lumpy gravy
I feel

Jan Allison
26th October
Inspired by Andrea’s contest but...

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Categories: food, humorous, thanksgiving,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Some Thoughts For November
Another month of days has passed us by
We now prepare for cold November rains
For veterans our hearts will sadly sigh
With daylight savings time some sun...

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Categories: appreciation, blessing, thanksgiving, veterans day,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Heroic Crown of Sonnets - Part Two
(continued from A Year Of Months (January-June)

A Year Of Months (July-December)

8. July

July now follows summer's song of June;
with sun ablaze, her days are humid, warm.

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Categories: earth, seasons, thanksgiving day,
Form: Crown of Sonnets
The Mirror Of Time
I hold three magic rocks, in my hand. Rolling them over and over and over. Leaving this 
reality behind, far behind I stepped into the...

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Categories: thanksgiving, family, imagination, nostalgiaday, mom, school, dad,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Message For An Old Cold Man
November was not all that bad. We had
Thanksgiving feasts and very little snow.
The Yuletide season came. Since it was glad,
I felt so sad to see...

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Categories: thanksgiving, seasons, old, winter, old, winter,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Thoughts of a Very Old Apartment
Winter is approaching.
 I feel it in my floorboards; in my baseboards;
in every nook and cranny.
I wait to be filled again at this time of...

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Categories: thanksgiving, life, me,
Form: Free verse