Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

[Note: This is not my Poetry Bus poem - it will publish tomorrow]

[2nd Note: I like having notes at the beginning of my posts - I think I'll use them all the time!]

Dr. M and I are in NC today celebrating with our families. This is the poem that I will be reading at the gathering for my Dad's side of the family. The picture is from last year.

I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers…
                                         Philemon 1:4 (NIV)

This is not a roll call
of what we have lost.
It is not a cry for the
deep yearning of our hearts.
It is {thank you}

Like and aggravation
and a deep abiding love
fill this room.
{thank you}
We are young and not young,
time moving forward.
{thank you}
I think the bums
were voted in
and you think we're
finally on the right track.
{thank you}
There is the scent of
comfort & delight & pie
all around us.
{thank you}
I'm looking at you,
beautiful and real
right here with me.
{thank you}

My heart is full
to bursting
with {thank you}

For my readers in the US, I hope you have a great holiday. Everyone else can have a great day too (aren't I magnanimous?). What are you feeling thankful for today?


  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Dr. M today too! I am thankful for so much today and my heart is full. Be safe on your journey.

    So thankful to have all my boys healthy and under the same roof for a couple of days!

  3. Beautiful poem! Happiest T-day to you!

  4. Great poem Bug....I'm thankful for being inside now that the weather has gone on the turn! Cold cold cold. but I'm inside!

  5. I continue to be amazed at the beauty of your poetry. This one is no exception. I loved it. Happy Thanksgiving and have a safe trip home.

  6. Beautiful poem and family photo. Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. All our best to you and yours, Bug.

  8. How beautiful. I bet your family loved it.

    I'm thankful for so much, but mostly people: my husband, son, family and friends. No one could be more fortunate.


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