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Like, Ah, Well It Is A Thanksgiving

Oh, I know all the clichés and tease

holy, is this day remembering matriarchs.

Between the masses feeding to appease


enter times of a too quiet peace.

Today, no letters, no more postmarks

how sad when some lives cease.


All holidays are without remarks

nothing really happens, no showpiece

kindness, does not require sparks.


Further we no longer flock like geese

until the reunion there are no harks,

long cold season closes the street. 

  1. November 22, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    Ouch, that sounds very lonely.


  2. November 23, 2012 at 2:08 am

    holidays can def be sad…esp when we can thing back on better ones….no showpiece kindness kinda makes me feel sad…you would think of all days this one at least…kinda melancholy feel to it…


  3. Semaphore / Samuel Peralta
    November 23, 2012 at 3:05 am

    Beautifully subtle acrostic in this one. Happy Thanksgiving!


  4. November 23, 2012 at 10:00 am

    how sad when some lives cease.– as all lives must, but sad for those who are left. All celebrations such as this feed on cliches, I think – but at their best they liberate and refresh them. Enjoyable write.


  5. November 23, 2012 at 10:46 am

    I agree, we ought to give thanks every day not just have one day of it. The cold and homeless remain cold and homeless. Great poem.


  6. November 23, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    I agree to this.
    Most festivals seem to be losing the soul .
    It is so important to hold that together 🙂


  7. November 24, 2012 at 8:23 am

    i’m always a bit divided with the “dictated” holidays as they seem to force thankfulness on us on specific days when we should be everyday and it should come from the heart…yet i think we have a chance to fill these shells with new life and new meaning as well


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