Thanksgiving poems are verses that help us express our heartfelt emotions of gratitude. These poems highlight the virtues of Thanksgiving and inspire us to always follow the righteous path of being helpful to those who need help and thankful to those who have ever helped us. Inspirational Thanksgiving poems instill within us the values and meaning of Thanksgiving. Some of these inspirational Thanksgiving poems speak about the great deeds of Thanksgiving from the past to inspire us in always believing and cherishing Thanksgiving tradition. Above all, such poems remind us to be always grateful towards the Almighty for all that he has bestowed upon us. Read further to grab some really inspiring poems on Thanksgiving.
Heroes of Faith
By faith the voyaging Mayflower embarked
From Old England and found harbor off the
Bleak New England shores.
By faith the Pilgrim Fathers set up a government
On a new continent dedicated to God and
Inspired by a desire to do his will on earth as it is
Done in heaven.
By faith Thomas Jefferson was stirred to strike a
Blow for political independence and wrote the
Thrilling document that declared that all men are
Created equal and endowed with certain
By faith he said, "Love your neighbor as
Yourself and your country more than yourself."
By faith George Washington left his spacious
Mansion at Mount Vernon and espoused the
Cause of the tax-burdened colonists.
By faith he forsook ease and comfort, choosing
Rather to suffer hardship with his men at Valley
Forge than to enjoy the favor of a king.
By faith he became the President of the newly
born republic and endured as seeing Him who is
By faith Alexander Hamilton established the
Financial credit of the nation. In the eloquent
Words of Daniel Webster: "He touched the
Corpse of public credit and it sprang into life.
He smote the rock of national resources and
Abundant streams of revenue flowed."
By faith James Madison gave richly of his
Scholarly mind to form the Federal Constitution.
By faith Andrew Jackson fought the battle of the
Impoverished and underprivileged many against
The privileged few.
By faith Abraham Lincoln bore the awful burden
Of four purgatorial years seeking to preserve the
By faith he carried a dreadful war to its
Conclusion without hate in his heart, saying, "I
Have not only suffered for the South, I have
Suffered with the South."
By faith Woodrow Wilson in the dreadful
Heartbreak of a world war dreamed a dream of a
War less world in which the nations should be
Leagued together to keep the peace.
By faith he glimpsed that promised land which,
Like Moses, he might not enter. And what shall I more say?
For time would fail me if I should tell of that unnumbered host,
The unnamed and obscure citizens who bore
Unimagined burdens, sacrificed in silence and
Endured nobly, that a government of the people,
For the people, and by the people might not
perish from the earth.
- Edgar De Witt Jones
How To Observe Thanksgiving
Count your blessings instead of your crosses;
Count your gains instead of your losses.
Count your joys instead of your woes;
Count your friends instead of your foes.
Count your smiles instead of your tears;
Count your courage instead of your fears.
Count your full years instead of your lean;
Count your kind deeds instead of your mean.
Count your health instead of your wealth;
Count on God instead of yourself.
A Thanksgiving Poem
Thank You Lord for this Thanksgiving Day
I have a few words I have to say.
Thank You for breath to live,
for the Holy Spirit to give,
For eyes to see,
for the strength to be free,
For ears to hear,
for words that appear,
For a mouth to speak,
and knowledge to seek.
For my hands to act,
for my feet on track.
For my heart to love,
for gifts given from above,
For my mind to do Your Will,
for my soul to be still.
For my body to live,
for actions to give,
For all my remaining days,
to sing Your praise.
For the birds and the bees,
for being on my knees,
For colorful butterflies,
for the joys and the sighs,
For trees dressed in green,
for a world to be seen,
For mountains so high,
for the clear blue sky
For oceans so deep,
for on beaches to sleep.
For Your Animal Kingdom,
My thanks from within.
For a house and a bed,
warmth, light and bread.
For music and sound
My thanks are profound.
For vision and sight,
And the glorious night
For weather so pleasant,
For angels - heaven-sent
For the sun that shines,
for the jewels that are mine.
For family and friends,
for love that never ends
For life everlasting,
in Your Love I am basking
For the language of prayer,
for always being There.
For the miracle of creation,
For free gift of salvation.
Thank You for You Lord,
Your love is my reward.
- Mary A. Shovlin