The blissful and joyous festival of Thanksgiving is celebrated annually to thank God for granting everyone with a generous produce at the end of the harvest season. As such, this harvest festival is marked with immense zest and gusto all over America. This four-day weekend festival gives us an opportunity to express our gratitude towards all those who have been of help to us in one way or another. Thanksgiving poems are verses that bring out the true essence of Thanksgiving. These can be read aloud or recited by family members during the course of Thanksgiving event, especially during Thanksgiving Dinner. Thanksgiving poems not only glorify the virtues of Thanksgiving but also prove to be good means of keeping the guests entertained. Family Thanksgiving poems seek the Almighty's grace for future happiness and prosperity. Let us have a look at some family Thanksgiving poems, in the following section.
Thanksgiving Every Day
The table is brimming with good things to eat;
We're surrounded by family and friends; what a treat.
The feelings that fill us today can't be beat;
It's Thanksgiving Day, and it all feels complete.
But other days, sometimes things don't seem so fine;
Those days are not polished and don't seem to shine.
It's then in our minds, we forget all the good,
And think of the things we would get, if we could.
On days when our thinking causes us dread,
If we could remember, it's all in our head,
And not let our minds take our gratitude away,
Then we'd make every day like Thanksgiving Day.
- Karl Fuchs
A Family Thanksgiving
Mom and Dad and all the folks
Who sit around the table,
All give thanks to the Lord above
For the fact that we are able
To have the food and shelter
We all need to survive,
And have the love of family
That makes it good to be alive.
- Karl Fuchs
Lord, We Humbly Ask Thy Blessing
We humbly ask Thy blessing
On the turkey and the dressing,
On the yams and cranberry jelly,
And the pickles from the deli.
Bless the apple pie and tea,
Bless each and every calorie.
Let us enjoy Thanksgiving dinner.
Tomorrow we can all get thinner.
For all Thy help along the way
We're thankful this Thanksgiving Day.
We're thankful too, for all our dear ones,
For all the far away and near ones.
Although we may be far apart,
We're together in my heart.
Keep us in Thy loving care,
This is my Thanksgiving prayer.
Thanksgiving is a
Time of gratitude to God,
Our Creator and Provider,
Whose guidance and care
Go before us.
And whose love
Is with us forever.
Thanksgiving is a time
To reflect on the changes,
To remember that we, too,
Grow and change
From one season of life to another.
Thanksgiving is a time
Of changing seasons,
When leaves turn golden
In autumn's wake
And apples are crisp
in the first chill breezes of fall.
Let us remember the true meaning
As we see the beauty
Of Autumn, let us acknowledge
The many blessings
Which are ours.
Let us think of our families
And let us give thanks in our hearts.
A Thanksgiving Alphabet
T: Turkeys, tablespreads, being together,
H: Happiness and homes to protect us from all weather,
A: Aunts and uncles, a reunion in Fall,
N: Nieces and nephews, family members all!
K: Kind-hearted kin coming over for dinner,
S: Surely you'll have fun, but you won't get thinner!
G: Gourds and pumpkins, mouths open wide.
I: Indians and Pilgrims we remember with pride.
V: Very special times-there could even be snow.
I: Imagine what it was like at Plymouth long ago.
N: Never forget how the settlers led the way,
G: Giving thanks and blessing this special day.