Since I don't have it in me to write two Thanksgiving poems this year, I'm doctoring the one I'm sending to G.T. and sharing it here. He said he'll lead into reading it at the table as they sit down to eat by saying, "Since tt can't be here this year, she sent this poem to commemorate the pumpkin soup you won't be getting today - !"
Since I won't be there in person
to share this holiday,
I'm sending on this little rhyme
to say "hi" in my own way.
D.B.'s doing all the fixings
while G.T. sets the grand decor -
And round the table friends will sit
with family galore.
I know it's been a tough year
for many of those there,
yet thankful we should all be
to have each other near.
My thoughts will wander to you
I'm sure especially when -
I serve my pumpkin soup
and they shout, "Don't bring that again!"
At G.T.'s holidays,
My contributions are well received,
and I'll try to introduce them
to this family - tho they're peeved -
"We won't eat pumpkin soup"
is what I've heard already,
but it's cooking on the stove
and soon it will be ready.
Next year the invitation
to me may not be extended.
Then once again I'll head your way
with pumpkin soup I've rendered!
Happy Thanksgiving all - 2009