Sunday, November 19, 2017

Thanksgiving



Thanksgiving is spatulas & spices & the family china;
Tables pushed together, folding chairs & mismatched glassware.
Thanksgiving is answering the ringing doorbell;
Children chasing and hiding;
Hugs & surprises; Jokes & smiles.

Thanksgiving is aprons & appetizers & the family recipes;
Multicolored paper turkeys, crayoned pilgrims & pinecone centerpieces.
Thanksgiving is squeezing around the table;
Passing the mashed potatoes;
Candles & napkins; Gravy & cranberries.

Thanksgiving is cameras & cousins & the family traditions;
Posing in front of the fireplace, smiling on cue & laughter all around.
Thanksgiving is playing favorite board games;
Telling tall tales of holidays past;
Uncles & babies; Memories & plans.

Thanksgiving is family.



Colleen G. (Brown) Pasquale





5 comments:

  1. Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy the family!

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  2. I love your poem. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Colleen.

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    1. Thanks, Nancy. It is packed full of memories. I hope you have a terrific Thanksgiving!

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  3. I hope your Thanksgiving was as lovely and filled with family as your poem.

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