Sunday, November 19, 2017


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


Marian B. Wood said...

Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy the family!

Nancy said...

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

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

Thanks. Hope your Thanksgiving is wonderful!

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

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

Amberly said...

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