Thanksgiving Dinner - A Poem

A peek into a moment in time for this family during the holiday season.

 Laughing voices, lounging, leaning
Smiling, shining, slicing
The near-eruption of a fight
Silenced by a fresh plate.

Grateful eyes
Eager hands
Reaching, bumping, spilling, laughing.

The wrong word.
Two voices rise in rage
Seven forks poise.

An older hand rests on a younger shoulder.
A lined mouth whispers wise words.
Eyes roll.
Lips smirk.
Arms hug.

Giggles and the smell of pumpkin pie
Waft up to the rafters.

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mylife=adventure 6 years ago from Wisconsin

HAHA this was probably not meant for laughter but it reminded me so much of my old thanksgiving dinners it made me laugh...Thanks for sharing really brightened my evening.

Stay Happy and True...Mylife

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rhondakim 6 years ago from New York City Author

Thank you so much, mylife=adventure! I can't tell you how happy I am to hear that. Thanks again for taking the time to comment. :)

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