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Poems of Thanks

Updated on November 7, 2014

Original Poems and Posters of Thanks and Thanksgiving Poems

While much of the world is in crisis and economic turmoil, for most of us there is still so much to be thankful for.

I share with you, my Poems of Thanks as well as a selection of books containing poems of thanks. My newest poem is "I Thank God for the Time", a poem that reminds us to cherish time with those we love.

I have also chosen a few Posters and Framed works of Art, that capture the meaning and remind us always of Giving Thanks. These are available for you to purchase for your home or as a gift.

All Poetry copyright MyFairLadyah - Reprint with Permission

List of Original Poems in this Hub About Thanks

I Thank God for the Time

Around the Table

Hold Your Children Close

Say Thank You Little Bird

Mother and Father

Thanksgiving Day

Green Bean Casserole

Giving Thanks in a Free Country

Appreciate the Friends You Have

The House in the Great North Woods

I Thank the Creator

I Thank God for the Time

I thank God for the time we have

With ones we love so dearly

Our memories are a tender salve

When we're bereaved austerely

Use the moments blessed to you

To speak, to listen, to learn

Their wisdom before they say adieu

And earthly life's adjourned

365 Poems of Thanks for Every Day of the Year - Poems by John Kralik

Around the Table

Around the table 'fore you dine

You may say thankful things

Or bow your head in silent mime

For what your fortune brings

Yet know too as you join hands

That many fair not so well

In difficult and desperate lands

Where none of your folks dwell

So appreciate especially

The bounty that you've got

Like vegetables cut freshly

And stew inside your pot

Hold Your Children Close

Hold your children close to you

Whenever they are near

No matter if they tower you

They'll always be quite dear

Be thankful for the hugs you share

For snippets of love exchanged

For we can't always pay the fare

To visit when they have ranged

The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou by Maya Angelou

Say Thank You Little Bird

Say thank you little bird with your warble so sweet

When I change your paper and feed you a treat

I know you appreciate the things that I do

These tasks I enjoy as much as do you

Mother and Father

Mother and Father wherever thou art

I wanted to say hello from my heart

Thank you, my parents, for raising me well

For kissing my booboos whenever I fell

For instilling values to have as I age

And general wisdom; some funny; some sage

As I now have children already grown

I hope for such thanks when I leave them alone

Jessie Willcox-Smith "We Give Thanks" - - Framed Art Print


You may purchase this poster from

Thanksgiving Day

This day of celebration we

Give thanks for our bounty

Whether snow is on the tree

In our city or our county

We gather with our kin

To enjoy a six course meal

And perhaps let others in

To be warmed by our weal

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Green Bean Casserole

Pass the green bean casserole

I know I made sufficient

Along with turkey, stuffing, rolls

We cannot be deficient

My daughter loves the taste and crunch

Afforded by this pleasing dish

We've mashed potatoes too, to munch

Our Thanksgiving menu is delish

But fear not; When this casserole's done

And some call out for thirds

I've two more waiting in the oven

To be eaten with the bird

French's French Fried Onion Rings - The Absolutely Essential Ingredient and the Recipe for Green Bean Casserole

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Giving Thanks in a Free Country

My amenities may be shallow

I have not a large estate

Yet my larder is not fallow

I have food upon my plate

It would be nice to have more time

And some coin to spend therein

Tho' I'm very thankful every day

For this free country that I'm in

Appreciate the friends you have

And each sweet breath you take

Small blessings are the ready salve

For many a mind or body ache

— MyFairLadyah

A Poem for Friendship

Poem for Friendship - Thanks for Being You Poem on 11 x 14 inches Double Beveled Matting (Black on Gold)
Poem for Friendship - Thanks for Being You Poem on 11 x 14 inches Double Beveled Matting (Black on Gold)

This Poem from Friendship is printed on bright high quality artistic paper and set in acid-free double beveled mat ready for your frame

* black on gold mat measures 11" x 14" outside

* inside frame measures 8" x 10" opening


The House in the Great North Woods

There's a house in the Great North Woods

Where a man and his wife abide

She bakes while he crafts handmade goods

Which they sell both far and wide

When Thanksgiving nears, the shelves are stacked

With pies and cakes and breads

Carved wooden toys and sculptures packed

Or suspended above their heads

Aromas waft throughout the rooms

Of tasty foods and sanded wood

Which banish any hint of gloom

From him and her as they do good

They will till Christmas busy be

In their bustling cozy home

Giving many things to charity

Including a painted garden gnome

Still, weeks before, on Thursday last

Their family makes their way

To reminisce of a happy past

And give thanks on Thanksgiving Day

Thanks to Meet You on the Earth - A Framed Giclee Print by Miyuki Hasekura


Thanks to Meet You on the Earth

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I Thank the Creator

I thank the Creator for this green earth

That holds me from sailing to the sky

And for all the animals giving birth

To replace the ones that live, then die

For the rainbow petals of all the plants

Verdant mountains with nests of birds

And the ever constant whirling dance

Of what I'm trying to put into words

And THANK YOU for reading my poetry

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    • James M Becher profile image

      James M Becher 

      5 years ago from South Florida

      Wonderful lens! I'm featuring it on my Thanksgiving lens.

    • PTurner56 profile image


      6 years ago

      I really liked the House in the Great North Woods. I could feel the warmth and smell the baking foods combined with the wonderful scent of freshly cut wood. Nostalgic and inspirational. Great work!

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      6 years ago

      Lovely poetry.


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