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Thanksgiving Day Poems

Thanksgiving Day Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about thanksgiving day. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for thanksgiving day.

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Premium Member Hello Tan, it's me, Dad
Hello Tan, it’s me, Dad
Memories flood my mind since you've been gone
Hearing your voice in my head lingers on
Fun times when we made lemon pound cake together
I could always confide in you, you made things better

Hello Tan, it’s me, Dad
I...Read More
Categories: thanksgiving day, father, goodbye, grief,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member The Zombies Are Coming

The Zombies are coming over for tea; they can smell a fresh kill
Now just who should we throw out; smelly gran or old man Will

To appease; those hungry Zombies, knocking at our front door
And; what will I...Read More
Categories: horror, thanksgiving day,
Form: Couplet
Season Desist
Halloween - it starts
Thanksgiving eats, Christmas treats,
New Year's: Just. Say. No....Read More
Categories: thanksgiving day, christmas, food, holiday, new years day, thanksgiving
Form: Senryu
A Turkey Protests The Pilgrims's Feast
A wandering duck met a male turkey
at Plymouth Harbor in late October,
the exact spot where the Pilgrims landed,
and reflecting on the lost freedom of turkeys,
" Look, not far from here turkeys roamed freely! "
The turkey exclaimed. " They were looking...Read More
Categories: humorous, thanksgiving day,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Mid-December Musing
a  Santa suit-red
snowflake-white and pine tree-green . . .
my rainbow glistens

Like a rainbow after rain, the colors of the Yuletide season appear for many
of us to warm our souls in the cold of winter.  This year my yultide...Read More
Categories: thanksgiving day, celebration, life,
Form: Haibun

The Darker Side of Christmas
Christmas comes but once a year
And it typically brings a jolly cheer.

And although Jesus came to bring the light
Satan comes in the dead of night.

But when it happens that your mother is sick
And its cancer that she might not lick,

Then...Read More
Categories: thanksgiving day, cancer, christmas,
Form: Couplet
A Thanksgiving Day poem
What am I Thankful for you may ask?
I’m thankful for  God’s Love and Mercy, in that I truly bask.
I’m thankful for the peace He gives me in each and every task.
I’m thankful for His healing power.
That’s with me every...Read More
Categories: faith, family, god, thanksgiving, thanksgiving day,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member One More
One More

Ingredients are a funny thing. 
Timing is probably more important. 
But it is hard to say really. 

I cooked all day, but…
I wanted it to be perfect, but…
I thought I had it, but…

The turkey refused to get in the...Read More
Categories: thanksgiving day, Lullaby, miss you, parody, romantic love, thanksgiving,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member MaMa Red Roses-a dedicated verse to MaMa LINDLEY and son MASTER POET ROBERT LINDLEY
MaMa Red Roses...a dedicated verse to MaMa Lindley and Son Robert Lindley

 Such a beautiful woman,
Such a beautiful woman,
I love you
Mama I bring unto you;
From the shackles of my soul;
A beautiful vase, full
Beautiful dozen Red Flowers;
Every Thanksgiving;
Cause I AM EVER...Read More
Categories: thanksgiving day, analogy, appreciation, devotion, flower, inspirational, mom, mother
Form: Narrative
We were blessed to visit with our grandchildren 
and had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day
We ate, we laughed, we played a game
before they went on their way.

Two of our grandchildren are at the University of Florida
Three if you count Damiens girlfriend...Read More
Categories: thanksgiving day, humor,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Thanksgiving This Year
The last few years Thanksgiving was a lot of turkey for the two of us.
Our children usually have other plans. Our friends do too.
This year I decided no more turkey, I wanted beef. I began cooking it at five.
It looks...Read More
Categories: food, thanksgiving day,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The Cat or the Mouse
The Cat or the Mouse

Oh no…
Where’s the …? 
The kids are here, 

Why don’t they call?
Give us a little warning. 
We can not party at all, 
they are always checking up, 
and watchful.

How mean. 
...Read More
Categories: celebration, giggle, happy, hero, nonsense, thanksgiving day,
Form: Free verse
ThanksGiving Celebration
Some claim Thanksgiving is unworthy
of recognition and celebration.
They feel ruthless white men
invented it at the expense
of those they exploited.

These pundits take a narrow view
of Thanksgiving this time of year,
limited to America's history,
as if it is all that matters--
as if nothing...Read More
Categories: thanksgiving, thanksgiving day,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Grandma Gertie's Thanksgiving Limericks
   ~ Grandma Gertie Keeps Her Word ~ 

  Grandma Gertie would always keep her word
  'Twas a sign of a righteous soul, she'd heard --
     Tasty turkey she'd promised
  ...Read More
Categories: bird, grandmother, thanksgiving day,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Young Winnie Wild-Hips
Happy Thanksgiving on everyone's lips
Except for those of young Winnie Wild-Hips --
   Her backside so broad
   Most fellows were awed --
When she'd sit down, her clothes ripped ~ so she'd strip 

    ...Read More
Categories: thanksgiving day, clothes, sexy, silly, thanksgiving,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member On This Thanksgiving Day
         I'm thankful to God
        for my wonderful life
     Blessed and proud to be
       ...Read More
Categories: appreciation, humor, thank you, thanksgiving, thanksgiving day,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Autumn Season
Autumn Season (Acrostic)

Autumn brings a beautiful season of splendor each year
Unusual beauty of the leaves—their grandeur is so fair
Touching hearts of God’s creation with radiance bright
Urging us on to enjoy such natural beauty and delight
Manifestation of what He has done...Read More
Categories: thanksgiving day, america, appreciation, autumn, blessing, happiness, inspirational, thanksgiving
Form: Acrostic
Anxiety's Pull
When hosting on Thanksgiving Day,
I worry there won’t be enough
For it’s the American way,
On holidays, to overstuff.

If I were alone with my spouse,
We’d eat a few bites and be full
But when there are guests in our house,
I give in to...Read More
Categories: anxiety, thanksgiving day,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Offering Thanksgiving
Offering Thanksgiving
By Franklin Price

 God, you know I'm grateful, on this Thanksgiving day
For all my family and friends you've sent along the way
For health, a happy marriage and a place to call my own
I know you're watching over me, and...Read More
Categories: thanksgiving day,
Form: Couplet

The turkey showed up as a guest
wore feathered boa to the fest
but as we know
T’was all for show
tomorrow we will eat the rest


Holiday Themed Limerick Poetry Contest

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Categories: thanksgiving day,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Be Thankful Each Day
Be Thankful Each Day
Written: by Miracle Man

Lord, I oft take for granted,
many little things.
Because some of these objects,
don’t produce pings.

They often tend to slip,
through my life unseen.
While you’ve blessed me with plenty,
Other parts of the world glean.

Little things like clean...Read More
Categories: africa, care, food, god, thanksgiving day,
Form: Lyric
I had a friend many years ago who always said Happy Thanksgiven.
We all smiled at her malapropism…and she was immediately forgiven.

Many years have passed and this friend has long since left my sight
but when I consider what today means…I now...Read More
Categories: holiday, thanksgiving day,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Cowboy Girls And Their Twirls
It is time for the game 
With the team the world knows the name 
This year New York State was invited to the feast
When the Bills were chosen as the sacrifice for the statement of peace. 
After devouring the skin...Read More
Categories: thanksgiving day, appreciation, fun, giggle, judgement, men, thank you,
Form: Rhyme Royal
Premium Member Just One Thank You
Thanksgiving is a time to share,
the gifts of this beautiful season.
To come together and be aware,
that we are fortunate to have reason.

If we each brought to mind, one thing,
that was held within our hearts forever.
Never expecting the joy it would...Read More
Categories: appreciation, beautiful, heart, thank you, thanksgiving day,
Form: Rhyme
Something To Be Thankful For
As Thanksgiving Day rolls around again,
I take stock of my life and I’d like to say,
That every experience I have ever had,
Has helped shape who I am today.
Life is a balance of highs and lows.
I have had more happy times...Read More
Categories: family, life, love, thanksgiving, thanksgiving day,
Form: Prose Poetry