Thanksgiving is a festival of prayers, food, and fun. It is on this day that the Americans thank God and their near and dear ones who have stood by them in their good and bad times. They express their gratitude and let all family and friends know how important they are for them. Celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November yearly, this festival gives everyone a four-day break from their hectic life schedules to rejuvenate themselves and indulge in sheer ecstasy and pleasure. During family gatherings, it is imperative for everyone for everyone to contribute their share of happiness with the others present there. This can be ideally fulfilled through Thanksgiving poems which convey your heartfelt thankfulness towards your loved ones. These poems directly strike the right chords of friendship by glorifying the wonderful feeling of having someone as a friend. You can either read aloud the poems personally or write them in a Thanksgiving card. This gesture goes a long way in cementing friendship bonds. Check out some fantastic and thoughtful Thanksgiving poems for friends.
Thanksgiving is a time
For reviewing what we treasure,
The people we hold dear,
Who give us so much pleasure.
Without you as my friend,
Life would be a bore;
Having you in my life
Is what I'm thankful for.
- Joanna Fuchs
A Simple Thank You, My Friend
Into the dim lit, bare walls of my world,
You entered, bringing light and life to me,
The vivid colors, painted with a swirl
Of wit and charm, of personality,
With tender care, you added comfort, warmth,
And images that line the now bright walls.
I look upon them fondly, bringing forth
A thankfulness that you walk in these halls
With me; our friendship has become a part
Of my world now; it has its special place,
Within my being, life, and in my heart,
Your name hangs right beside your smiling face.
Remembering just how drab these walls had been,
I have to thank you for the light, my friend.
A Thanks To my Friends
Thank you for being there when I needed you.
and even when I didn't,
Thank you for being there through the good times...
and the bad,
Thank you for being there to encourage my dreams....
and my crazy ideas,
Thank you for catching me...
before I fell down,
Thank you for wiping away the tears...
when I was crying,
Thank you for cheering me up...
and making me laugh,
Thank you for all the great memories...
and the bad,
But most of all... thank you...
For being you!
- Sarah R. Klein
And a youth said, "Speak to us of Friendship".
Your friend is your needs answered.
He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving.
And he is your board and your fireside.
For you come to him with your hunger, and you seek him for peace.
When your friend speaks his mind you fear not the "nay" in your own mind, nor do you withhold the "ay".
And when he is silent your heart ceases not to listen to his heart;
For without words, in friendship, all thoughts, all desires, all expectations are born and shared, with joy that is unacclaimed.
When you part from your friend, you grieve not;
For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain.
And let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
For love that seeks aught but the disclosure of its own mystery is not love but a net cast forth: and only the unprofitable is caught.
And let your best be for your friend.
If he must know the ebb of your tide, let him know its flood also.
For what is your friend that you should seek him with hours to kill?
Seek him always with hours to live.
For it is his to fill your need, but not your emptiness.
And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing
For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
- Khalil Gibran