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Crown of Sonnets - Part Two


Heroic Crown of Sonnets -  Part Two  

A Year Of Months

8. 

July now follows summer's song of June;
with burning sun, her days are humid, warm.
Great time to languish in the afternoon,
and later, watch an evening thunderstorm.
More lush than ever is the summer grass,
and deep and dense the forests all around.
The energy of summer has amassed
maturity in spring's rebirthing ground.

The month, July is summer's crowning gem:
the height of summertime for get-aways;
to take advantage of the warmth, and then,
put out of mind the past cold weather days.

And yet, we know that summer will adjourn;
the next months show our seasons take a turn.


9. Volta or Turn Verse

The next months show our seasons take a turn;
the height of summer slowly winding down.
The sun hangs low in sky, a cooler burn,
and thoughts of cooler weather bring a frown.
The prime of summer days behind us now
as season cycles come and go on time.
We must accept earth's changes with a bow
and celebrate each season as sublime.

August, September, downslide to the fall;
it won't be long to gather warmer clothes.
Their passing harkens soon October's call
and our November and December shows.

This turn in climate we cannot transcend;
The month of August leads to summer's end.


10. August

The month of August leads to summer's end;
though warm, the grasses turn to yellow-green.
Our sun hangs lower in late summer's trend
to shorter days with cooler nights between.
Still, time for beaches, laying by a pool,
yet thoughts are turned to end-of-summer blues,
as children must set sight on back to school,
yet hang on to what's left of August views.

Near end of August, leaves curl on the trees;
the hues of brown and yellow catch our eye.
The deepened shades of green fade in degrees,
and soon it's time that summer says goodbye.

And now we must get ready for the turn,
when cool September's bends to fall's concern.


11. September

When cool September bends to fall's concern,
though still, some summer warmth may overflow, 
the shortening of days signals the turn
to think about our autumn's golden glow.
The colored crispness of bright fallen leaves
negates the loss of summer's carefree days.
Progression's slow, but day by day fall weaves
a special time of year that will amaze.

September makes her mark with Labor Day,
when then we know for sure that summer's done.
Our thoughts turn to lifestyles another way,
preparing for our winter time's long run.

September's beauty grows to soon portend
October stirs her brilliant autumn blend.


12. October

October stirs her brilliant autumn blend
of colored leaves that fall and drift away.
Her cold, crisp air we share and now befriend
and are aware that autumn's here to stay.
Progressing still, undressing of our trees,
and days ahead with bouts of sleet or rain.
The beauty of October's painted leaves
now helps to heal the loss-of-summer pain.

The orchards, filled with autumn's ripened gifts
now beckon us to pick them and consume;
aroma, from sweet, luscious pies uplifts – 
replaces missing scents of summer's bloom.

October ends her stay to realize,
November days deliver winter's prize.


13. November

November days will offer winter's prize,
and soon, when we awake on colder days,
we'll know that fall is sending last goodbyes
as snowy days ahead prepare displays.

The trees, soon bare of red-gold-orange shawls,
let rustic browns of branches rule the scene
until the snow wraps them with ermine falls
that cling and drape with whiteness so pristine.

November brings a time we celebrate.
with joyous feasts of food and drink, good cheer.
With family and friends, stay close, relate;
Thanksgiving Day, we honor and revere.

November passes and with her demise,
December comes with end-of-year goodbyes.


14. December

December comes with end-of-year goodbyes.
Full winter now to bloom as days proceed
with snow-filled days, that time that soon implies
we turn our minds to holidays full speed,
when everyone is filled with Christmas joy
and shopping days for loved ones fill each day;
dear families and friends meet to enjoy
this joyous time...our end of year bouquet. 

December is the last month of the twelve
that makes up one year's measured time we spend;
a final year to finish and soon shelve;
last midnight brings December to its end.

A brand new year of twelve will now appear;
divided into months is our Earth year.


15. First Line of Each Sonnet Poem

Divided into months is our Earth year,
and January starts as a new page.
Month two, cold February, will appear;
next, comes our windy March to take her stage.
When April comes on pussy-willow feet,
and month of May unfolds her blossoms soon,
our mid-year month of June brings summer heat.
July now follows summer song of June.

The next months show our seasons take a turn;
the month of August leads to summer's end
when cool September's bends to fall's concern,
October stirs her brilliant autumn blend.

November days deliver winter's prize.
December comes with end-of-year goodbyes.


Sandra M. Haight

~2nd Place~
Contest: Heroic Crown of Sonnets (Part Two)
Sponsor: Craig Cornish
Judged: 06/09/2016

8 Sonnets


Copyright © Sandra Haight | Year Posted 2016


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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 chop
No turkey is spared; their fate is sealed
Killed and then cooked in kitchens all over the US
So people can enjoy a traditional festive feast
Go vegetarian or vegan and spare these poor birds-
I understand nut roast is a very tasty alternative
Voting turkeys would ban thanksgiving if they could
I imagine they must dread this time of year!
Now, let me be serious… I hope you all have a wonderful time
Get together with family and friends and celebrate your special day

11-22-17


Copyright © JAN ALLISON | Year Posted 2017


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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 cornucopia . . . new fruits spilling out My cup is overflowing and I brim with happiness because of every blessing that I have and every one that ever was! Nov. 15, 2017 for the Cornucopia Contest of Kim Rodrigues


Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2017


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Thanksgiving Day Prayer

Thanksgiving Day Prayer Today, dear Lord, we gather here In fellowship and love, Mindful of the wondrous gifts That come from thee above. For this feast, we thank thee, Lord… For health, that here abounds… For love, that fills and warms our hearts… For children’s happy sounds. For shelter of our cozy homes For freedom of this land For right to live the life we choose For nature’s bounty, grand. These blessings you bestow on us Outshine all want and strife. We thank thee, Lord for this day, We thank thee, Lord, for life. Sandra M. Haight ~2nd Place~ Contest: Thanksgiving Sponsor: Nayda Ivette Negron Judged: 11/19/2016


Copyright © Sandra Haight | Year Posted 2014


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Thanksgiving Celebrations



Time to foster your relations
With thanksgiving celebrations.
With family reminisce past,
All our love now remembering
Come together watch our hearts sing.
Nothing earthly will ever last,
Time to foster your relations
With thanksgiving celebrations.

If stumbling stones stand in your way
Remove them this Thanksgiving Day.
With family reminisce past,
Nothing earthly will ever last.
Time to foster your relations
With thanksgiving celebrations.


10.06.2014
Sonnetina Rispetto 


Copyright © Brenda Meier-Hans | Year Posted 2014


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TURKEY'S DONT ENJOY THANKSGIVING

Today it is Thanksgiving Day For all dead turkey’s I do pray That you had a good life Now you’re carved with a knife Served on a plate as the entrée Have a great Thanksgiving folks! 26th November 2015


Copyright © JAN ALLISON | Year Posted 2015


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Thanksgiving Day

Around the grown up table bowed in prayer
Familiar faces etched upon my mind
Back then, I never thought the love we shared
Would be so rare, to be one of a kind

How blessed we were in fam'ly fellowship
When kids would play outside 'til called to eat
We held our backyard football championship
While moms and aunts swapped recipes for sweets

And then we'd form a circle holding hands
Each one would say what they were thankful for
As faces disappear I understand
The love we shared will last forevermore

Thanksgiving Day we'll gather once again
I'll say I'm thankful for my time with them


             November 8 2016


Copyright © Daniel Turner | Year Posted 2016


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In Late November


In late November every year
   there is a time we celebrate.
These days of bounty we revere;
   with family and friends relate.

There is a time we celebrate
   with joyous feasts of food and drink.
Near end of Autumn, there's a date
   that we address to make us think.

These days of bounty we revere;
   the fire aglow, sweet scent of food.
With family, we gather near
   for prayers of thanks and joyful mood.

With family and friends relate
   our joys of honoring this day.
The same next year, we will await
   Thanksgiving Day again, we pray.


Sandra M. Haight

~4th Place~ 
Contest: Shall We Retourne 
Sponsor: Debbie Guzzi 
Form: French Retourne 
Judged: 11/21/2015

Form: French Retourne
Four Quatrains, 8 syllables per line. The second line of the first stanza becomes the first line of the second stanza. The third line of the first stanza becomes the first line of the third stanza and the fourth line of the first stanza becomes the first line of the fourth stanza.


Copyright © Sandra Haight | Year Posted 2015


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Autumn


Fall will start It is near Is in the air Now Say Good-bye To summer Hot weather is Gone Air Crispy Starts to cool No more burning Sun Birds Migrate Butterfly Will return next Year Trees Change garb Leaves transform From golden to Brown Day To thank God for all Thanksgiving Day Is Good Food on table Family Gods blessings for All Pies Turkey Cranberry sauce Apple cider Sweet Fall Season Of wonder Enjoy rich change Smile Praise Thank God Fall is great Serenity Brings Mild Weather Azure sky Togetherness Nice Fall Brings calm And repose After summers Storms. Dorian Petersen Potter Aka ladydp2000 Copyright@2014 10.11.14


Copyright © Dorian Petersen Potter | Year Posted 2014


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HIS way remain same for ALL, at ALL times

T aking a revered bow, I convey my Gratitude 
H IS grandeur, blessed are we together or in solitude
A ll days HE is omnipresent, bestowing Bliss 
N ailing the sinners, hailing pious with peace
K eeping the equilibrium between Good and Evil
S ilently guiding Soul to see HIM piercing ignorance's veil
G oing rarely berserk with Natural Calamity
I ndicating HIS Orders are breached with impunity
V ery benevolently sharing HIS treasure
I n joy and sorrow always there to share
N ever ignoring prayers when need arises
G ranting wish when spiritually one rises

D evotion to HIM, Soul liberates for all times 
A theist gets trapped in Life-Death cycle for crimes    
Y elp one may, HIS way remain same for ALL, at ALL times

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Poem Featured on November 7, 2010
( Entry for Members Contest - Thanksgiving Day by Danne Ann Smith-Johnsen)


Copyright © Hitendra Mehta | Year Posted 2010


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Thanksgiving Every Day

Thanksgiving Every Day Every day’s Thanksgiving while I am on this earth, living life with gratitude for all its grace and worth. Every day’s Thanksgiving while I have food to eat. I can prepare whatever I like or give myself a treat. Every day’s Thanksgiving while I can walk, talk, see and hear, and live in a land where falling bombs aren’t a fear. Every day’s Thanksgiving for I have a place called “home,” where I can cross the threshold into my ‘’private zone.’’ Every day’s Thanksgiving for people that I love, safe, secure, blossoming and blessed from above. Every day’s Thanksgiving as I have a grateful mind, to offer God appreciation for life’s beauty that I find. 11/18/16 Thanksgiving Day - Poetry Contest Sponsored by: Nayda Ivette Negron


Copyright © Sian St. John | Year Posted 2016


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My Uncle Irv

My uncle was a vegan
Back before that was a word.
As kids, we always found
His eating habits quite absurd.

His veggies he refused to cut
So there upon his plate
Were carrots, leaves and peppers – 
We could really not relate.

Especially because that meal
Was on Thanksgiving Day.
We stuffed our faces, laughing at
His colorful display.

If he were still alive today
He wouldn’t seem so odd,
Though I’m sure the turkeys way back then
Considered him a god.


Copyright © ilene bauer | Year Posted 2017


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Thanksgiving Day ...Acrostic

T Though, it officially comes just once a year,
H Halleluejah!  We should be thankful year long.
A Allowing others to gather near,
N not just for one day and then be gone.
K Keeping love within our hearts,
S sending our prayers of thanks, daily to God above.
G Graciously sharing our bounty in part,
I  inviting the homeless and little lost doves.
V Vast, should be our generosity,
I instead of ignoring, so deliberate.
N Nothing else helps your soul to feel, so completely.
G Giving a helping hand and hope, to those less fortunate.

D Don't be fooled into thinking, you can't make a difference.
A As you sit down with a few family and friends,
Y you could have been some ones deliverance


For Thanksgiving Day contest
inspired by Dane Ann Smith Johnsen


Copyright © Paula Swanson | Year Posted 2010


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An Ode to Turkeys

An Ode to Turkeys
     By Dane Smith-Johnsen

I
There was a time, year one thousand A.D
U.S. turkeys faced a brand new plight.
Usefulness seen.
Native American's hunting delight. 
The white meat of a turkey is quite lean.
So much healthier than man knew before,
Nothing one ever could say,
In any way,
Would make Americans free turkeys anymore.

II
Thanksgiving comes and goes.
Wild turkey gobbling slows.
Ben Franklin watched their plight.
Nominated, though laughter did flare.
Turkeys beneath the moonlight
Were beautiful out there.
Ben suggested, turks as the nation's bird.
But eagles know, it was not so.
And turks in history endured this nations birth.

III
Although wild turkeys can run fast and fly,
Toms might in spring be found.
Fluffing, dancing around.
Caruncle and waddle shiny, bright red
Courting the hens, showing off, prancing, not dead.  
Although turkeys fly strong,
The hunters by day kept watch in the fields.
Until, Old Tom, no more sang passion's song
And hens under bushes sat on eggs long.
When chicks hatched out and played their mother shields.
But on Thanksgiving Day...
Run away!


Note: Carolyn, thanks for the video suggestion.  It is very funny.  I decided to post the link 
here.  The HISTORICAL one is found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1213z9KHNs  
(TIME HEALS ALL: We do LOVE you, MOTHER ENGLAND... from you we were BORN.)
The HYSTERICAL one is found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnLyqBtU_F8

ENJOY the FUN!


Copyright © Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen | Year Posted 2009


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AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE: THE SPIRIT OF THANKSGIVING

a farmer once lost most of his crop in a storm but he didn't complain
he knew never to count on the might have-beens just thank God for whatever remains
we need to learn to count our blessings for those things we have in hand
and to thank God for all He has done and what for us He has planned
the sun won't always shine down on you there will be darks days and some rain
give God thanks for each day He wakes you up and for whatever time you have that remains
for storms are always popping up, passing through or pouring down
just have an attitude of gratitude that you're standing on higher ground
God is watching over you and will send Angels to keep you from harm
just trust in Him and thank Him for His ever-present loving arms
Jesus healed ten lepers one day but only one came back to give Him thanks
all ten recognized Him for Who He was and all ten addressed Him by rank
they knew what He was capable of when they asked for His mercy and grace
so why did only the Samaritan return to thank Him face to face?

we live in a time where the economy has literally fallen apart
homes in forclosure, millions of jobs lost and that's just the start
the cost of living has escalated but our pay checks have stayed the same
we need to place our faith in God as only He has the power to make change
to have an attitude of gratitude for the God Who is able
to sustain you when the world is in chaos and unstable
to have an attitude of gratitude in moments of pain and despair
knowing that you can count on God to give comfort and care
He's aware of your doubts, depressions, heartaches and your fears
He has the power to help you heal, recover and wipe away your tears
we need to stop putting all the focus, emphasis and stress
on that which we do not have but on that which we possess
we need to have in our hearts the spirit of thanksgiving
and praise Him for all we do have and for all to us He's given
we need to give God all the honor and all the glory
that we even have the ability to give a testimony
so thank Him for your sons, daughters, your parents, husbands and wives
thank Him for giving you the gift of the breath of life
thank Him for the food that you have to eat
thank Him for the clothes on your back and the shoes on your feet
He has done so much for us the we can't even measure
He has given us an abundance and many blessed treasures
so fall down on your knees and give thanks to the Lord our God
with an attitude of gratitude and the spirit of thanksgiving in your heart


Copyright © louise nelson | Year Posted 2009


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God's Got Us

“GOD'S GOT US”


“God's Got U's” in the hollow of His hand
For all that He created, He has a certain plan
God is good, all the time – all the time God is good
Heaven is our home if we obey Him as we should

Just as He has promised in His Holy Word
Eternal life is free, for all those who have heard
He sent His Son to save the world
Thus His banner of love was graciously unfurled

Knowing that “God's Got Us” in the hollow of His hand
Makes life here on earth something truly grand
But a better home awaits us all
If we have answered Jesus' call


This poem was inspired by a Wal-Mart who responded when I asked how she was doing by saying, 'God's Got Us'.  I wrote the poem when I got home.


	Curtis Moorman
	28 November 2013
	Thanksgiving Day


Copyright © Curtis Moorman | Year Posted 2013


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Memorial Day

It's not about barbeques,
Hamburgers and franks
It's a day set aside,
For offering our thanks,
For those who died,
Or were injured or maimed
To fight against evil,
Whatever it's named

Pity that God couldn't 
Give them this day,
To let them come back home,
To their families and stay

Just one day a year
To retaste their love,
And let their dear souls,
Know how we think of them
While they're above,

They sacrificed their greatest gift
To keep us safe 
Though in sadness we drift

No more Thanksgiving dinners,
Movies or pies,
Just a host of loved ones
Who can't dry their eyes

I salute you dear brothers in arms,
Men, women, children with innocent charms,
You've done your job,
So adequately well,
It's up to us now,
We live in hell.
Sorrow so heavy
we bend at the knees
No trick or substitution
Ever will please

We hang up your picture
But it doesn't talk back
The love we did share,
We now sorely do lack

Your family and friends,
And your whole country too
Does cry for your sacrifice,
And salute you.



Copyright © tom bell | Year Posted 2008


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Beyond the Mayflower

on Thanksgiving Day
Macy's Turkey and football
the next day is black


Copyright © Robert Heemstra | Year Posted 2015


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Thanksgiving Day - Thanks

I am Thank-ful for the Fellowship of AA
I celebrate my First "sober" Thanksgiving day
I am Thank-ful for my Gracious Higher Power
I gave HIM my Will; My Life for 24 hours

I am Thank-ful for my Sponsor, Giving me a Big Book
Read the first 164 pages, then take a look
At the Past,the Present; of my Heart, Spirit and Soul
Do You want what we have?, Do You want to be Whole??

I am Thank-ful for Guidance; as I climb the stairs
As a Newborn Child I climb, little by slowly, One Step at a Time
2 meetings a day, I Listen intently to what "Oldtimers" say
I hear of the Miracle; the Truth, I now live Everyday

A daily routine, a Thank-ful Prayer, to my Higher POWER
From the break of Dawn's rising sun,'til Moonlights Midnight Hour
I am Thank-ful to Every member of A A
To each Brother and Sister, I want to say
Have a "Happy, Joyous, and Free" Thanksgiving Day


Copyright © HGarvey Daniel Esquire | Year Posted 2013


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Lonely Thanksgivings

A Broken Heart Cries
42 Thanksgiving Days
I Love YOU; LENORE

Author's note : Inspired by the Contest ; " NOT SO HAPPY HOLIDAYS "
   Sponsored by Andrea Dietrich, and Assistant Judge Susan Burch

I did not enter this in the Contest, as the rules said not to put YOUR name on it or
give any clues to who wrote. If YOU know LENORE, YOU know me. Happy Holidays
With LOVE ALWAYS and FOREVER YOUR Liege...Harry


Copyright © HGarvey Daniel Esquire | Year Posted 2013


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For Canadian Eyes Only

Happy Thanksgiving to all you Canucks
I'd send you a card and maybe some bucks
but I'm broke
that's no joke
Stay close to the fire and wear your mukluks




Copyright © lim'rik flats | Year Posted 2016


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Thanksgiving Day

Thankful for bountiful blessings,
We gather on Thanksgiving Day
To feast on the gathered harvest.
This is the American way.

We gather on Thanksgiving Day
With all the dear folks we love most.
We each bring our favorite food
To help out our hardworking host.

To feast on our gathered harvest
Is a right that we gladly share,
As we all humbly bow our heads,
Thanking God for His tender care.

This is the American way,
Thanksgiving is a holiday,
Coming fourth week of November
When the harvest is stored away.
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Copyright © Joyce Johnson | Year Posted 2015


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Like A Feather

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(Georgia Peltier is my 88 year old sister.)

(A poem written by Georgia Peltier, redone by L. Larry Amadore)

A feather, borne upon a breeze,
floats to earth; it settles in dry leaves.
My heart, like a feather, drifts down, too,
for I am already missing you.

I strain to see you as you drive away,
two days past Thanksgiving Day.
It's rare that we have you here;
you're far away, so seldom near.
You'll come again in a year or two;
then, I'll not fail to cherish you.
 
Light grows dim, sight fades away
from aged eyes and dying day.
But I've etched your form upon my mind
and I'll think of you from time to time,
envisioning your dear,  much-loved face
from this dark, remote, yet lovely place.





Copyright © Leo Larry Amadore | Year Posted 2015


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Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day is so full of warmth.
Because! 
There are people who care.
And people who share.
They enjoy the feast..
When they share the beast.
A turkey for you.
And a turkey for me.
A Thanksgiving meal.
A Thanksgiving deal..
A place we can meet.
A holiday treat.
A day to remember.
In the month of November..

Thanksgiving Day is so full of warmth.
Because! 
There are people who care.
And people who share.
A potato for you.
And a potato for me..
Cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie.
People who laugh.
And people who cry..
A turkey for you.
And a turkey for me..
A Thanksgiving meal.
A Thanksgiving deal..
Because! 
Thanksgiving Day is so full of warmth..

USA-Holiday Poem By Kim Robin Edwards
Copyright 2005,2014..ALL rights reserved..


Copyright © Kim Robin Edwards | Year Posted 2014


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Pumpkin Pie



Pumpkin pie is a delight Sweet spicy and light Love it on Thanksgiving Day Have one slice or two Better with whipped cream Taste some is Great! Sponsor:Andrea Dietrich Contest: Make me Drool With Epulaeryu October,31,2014


Copyright © Dorian Petersen Potter | Year Posted 2014