Grandpa and Grandma Thanksgiving


I’m old and broken but my heart still live for another year of Thanksgiving

Craving for turkey, mashed potatoes, and cranberries

Pumpkin pies, roasted chicken, and corn bread dressing

Gravy, vegetable dressing, and many more goodies


Broken teeth but hey!

Ain’t gonna stop me from eating!

I’ll wear my denture...my back up device

And gobble the food as much as I can


Grandchildren, great grandchildren, my son and daughter

Cousins, nephew, niece, and in laws

Gather around the table richly spread

With all utensils...ready to dip in all delight


Chatting and eating with laughter ran throughout the home

Jokes and stories and memories never get too old

After dinner we gather around the fireside

Oh how fast the hours fly by


Twas time to say goodbye

This year was better than the last

Good feeling so purely amazing

When relative could still be friend and every heart was true

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raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

i'm glad it gets getting better and better...something to look forward to...


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Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Have always loved Thanksgiving unfortunately it's not celebrated in Riga and turkeys are tough and expensive here even if I wanted to do some celebrating myself. Great poem made me sentimental for Thanksgiving.


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chanroth 5 years ago from California, USA Author

Hi raciniwa and Gypsy, thank you! @Gypsy, I'm sorry that you couldn't celebrate thanksgiving at your current home, but I do wish you a happy Thanksgiving and hope that your life better for always and forever! I send you lots of warm hugs and love for Thanksgiving! :)


Derdriu 5 years ago

Chanroth: What an energetic, imaginative, and profound poetic expression of the joys and loves inherent in Thanksgiving Day with family and friends! Your imagery achieves the graphic and the subtle, and the ensemble conveys the nostalgia and present-ness of this day of gratitude -- even if the mind wanders and the body ages.

Happy Thanksgiving, thank you, etc.,

Derdriu


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Happy you had a joyful Thanksgiving with family. Thank you..


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chanroth 5 years ago from California, USA Author

Hi Derdriu and Ruby thank you! Happy Thanksgiving to you too! :) a couple of days away till thanksgiving!

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