These are some original poems that are family-friendly and enjoyable for all. Share them with family, share them with friends! This Thanksgiving, let poetry help you express your true feelings.
After Turkey Day
There is a turkey on the table.
Our family is gathered ’round,
And we find ourselves hungry not for food
But the love and warmth of our kin
That extends beyond the guise of football and what remains of dead feathers.
While the leaves may fall
Our spirits never will.
‘Can you pass the mashed potatoes?’ secretly hints
At a three-word phrase only known
In the hearts of true family.
There are smiles and kisses and warmth and pie-
Things that will always go well together
Especially around that turkey.
We will have another glass and laugh
Until the day is turned to night and it is time
To go home.
Happy people being together is the sweetest comfort
When the seasons change from dreary to cold
After turkey day.
The Bird Holiday: A Haiku Sequence
1. Thursday afternoon
The smell of roasting turkey;
Our team has won the game!
2. Children crunching leaves,
Games of hide-and-seek ensue.
‘Come in for the feast!’
3. Cut the leg off please.
Now I’ve gone and had too much!
Time for a long nap.
4. Grandpa drank so much.
Laugh at his bubbly manner;
He threw up on me.
5. Very long drive home.
Children asleep in the back,
Content with today.
Thanksgiving: An Acrostic Poem
‘The game’s on at three;
He better have the channel set.
All of us will be over real soon;
Nancy still has to change.’
Kisses and hugs ensue on arrival,
Sloppy and cute and meaningful.
‘Grab some white meat and some dark meat
I’ve got plenty to go around.’
Victory on the football field –
In the living room everyone is cheering.
‘Now we’ve got to go, it’s been a great evening.’
Giving more hugs and kisses on the way out the door.
A Thanksgiving Prayer
In the spirit of those who have gone,
Let us gather around this table.
In the spirit of our young,
Let us give them hope and joy.
In the spirit of our old,
Let us hope for their continued health.
In the spirit of our sick,
Let us ask for their swift recovery.
In the spirit of family,
Let us always be together.