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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


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,
Form: Sonnet



Premium Member Thanksgiving Day Twenty-Twenty
Alas, hordes of ravenous relatives from very far and even near,

Won't be celebratin' at dear old Grandma's bountiful board this year,

Since the corona virus pandemic...

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Categories: humorous, thanksgiving day,
Form: Rhyme
THANKSGIVING TURKEY
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, 
My...

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Categories: thanksgiving, animals, food, funny, seasons,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU ALL
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: thanksgiving, america, celebration, food, humorous,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member Thanksgiving Memory

Thanksgiving Day for me is very nice,
   I do what my mother did and her mother.
      A gathering...

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Categories: thanksgiving,
Form: Verse



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,
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: thanksgiving, death, family, feelings, life,
Form: Carpe Diem
SHORELINE
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 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,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member A grateful heart
From heaven's splendid throne above
You show the world abundant love.
For daily breath and length of days
Oh Lord, I bring you thanks and praise.

You fill my...

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Categories: god, heart, thanksgiving,
Form: Kyrielle
Premium Member And I Am Grateful
A field of wheat cloaked in dewy silence
the orchestra tunes up with avian arias
bullfrog basses and a choir of cawing crows,
xanthic sunflowers turning their heads...

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© John Watt  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: thanksgiving,
Form: Free verse
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,
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
Form: Free verse
SPRING HAIKU
morning quiet time
in nature's warm bosom found
sun kissed flowers shine












12 March 2015
POEM OF THE DAY - 14 March 2015
TRADITONAL HAIKU- POETRY CONTEST : 6th Place
Sponsor:...

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© KP Nunez  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: thanksgiving, appreciation, flower, garden, introspection,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member THANK GOODNESS IT'S ONLY ONCE A YEAR
Turkey so dry that I can’t speak
Brussel sprouts boiled for a week
Roast potatoes burnt to a crisp
Lumpy gravy
I feel
Sick

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

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Categories: food, humorous, thanksgiving,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Heroic Crown of Sonnets - Part Two
(continued from A Year Of Months (January-June)
https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/heroic_crown_of_sonnets_-_part_one_772928


A Year Of Months (July-December)

8. July

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

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Categories: earth, seasons, thanksgiving day,
Form: Crown of Sonnets
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
Form: Sonnet
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,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member From My Cornucopia
The horn of plenty
on my grandparents’ table
as we sat feasting . . .
the thought of being apart
never entering our minds

though the years have fled
from my...

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Categories: thanksgiving day,
Form: I do not know?
God's grace
The earth proclaims His majesty
From mountain peaks to deepest sea.
God sends us rain, the flowers grow
And His abundant mercies show.

Our very breath He doth sustain
He...

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Categories: christian, god, thanksgiving,
Form: Kyrielle
Premium Member SECURED POSITION OF MINE
Since God already wrote my name in the Book of life permanently
I'm now granted precious inheritance absolutely

Receiving His blessings of great bounty
I must worship Him...

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Categories: thanksgiving, appreciation, christian, faith, god,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member HAPPY THANKS-GIVEN
I had a friend with a unique way of looking at the world
(although I once thought she was misled)
because when the rest of us said...

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© Jim Yerman  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: thanksgiving, thanksgiving day,
Form: Verse
Premium Member THINGS I'M THANKFUL FOR
I wasn't born with a silver spoon in my mouth.
I'm thankful for that.
I know the value of a dollar.

Everything I have I've had to earn...

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© Judy Ball  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: thanksgiving,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Poet's Heart of Gold
Giving Thanks 

In advance, I wish to heal the mind, body, and soul
Thanking all God's creatures
Coating all my expressions from-
-Yesterday, today, and tomorrow
Conceal every worry,...

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Categories: thanksgiving, celebration, community, hope, leadership,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member THE LEAF AND THE TREE





Once, 

A conceited spring leaf, with pride in its heart

For 

Its vigor and its beauty

Told 

The tree, how important it and its sibling leaves were,

And...

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Categories: pride, thanksgiving, truth,
Form: Personification