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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A Thanksgiving Holiday Poem

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones! :0)


'TWAS THE NIGHT OF THANKSGIVING,

BUT I JUST COULDN'T SLEEP

I TRIED COUNTING BACKWARDS,

I TRIED COUNTING SHEEP.

THE LEFTOVERS BECKONED - THE DARK MEAT AND WHITE

BUT I FOUGHT THE TEMPTATION WITH ALL OF MY MIGHT

TOSSING AND TURNING WITH ANTICIPATION

THE THOUGHT OF A SNACK BECAME INFATUATION.

SO, I RACED TO THE KITCHEN, FLUNG OPEN THE DOOR AND

GAZED AT THE FRIDGE, FULL OF GOODIES GALORE.

I GOBBLED UP TURKEY AND BUTTERED POTATOES,

PICKLES AND CARROTS, BEANS AND TOMATOES.

I FELT MYSELF SWELLING SO PLUMP AND SO ROUND,

'TIL ALL OF A SUDDEN, I ROSE OFF THE GROUND.

I CRASHED THROUGH THE CEILING, FLOATING INTO THE SKY

WITH A MOUTHFUL OF PUDDING AND A HANDFUL OF PIE.

BUT, I MANAGED TO YELL AS I SOARED PAST THE TREES....

HAPPY EATING TO ALL - PASS THE CRANBERRIES, PLEASE.

MAY YOUR STUFFING BE TASTY, MAY YOUR TURKEY BE PLUMP.

MAY YOUR POTATOES 'N GRAVY HAVE NARY A LUMP, MAY YOUR

YAMS BE DELICIOUS, MAY YOUR PIES TAKE THE PRIZE, MAY

YOUR THANKSGIVING DINNER STAY OFF OF YOUR THIGHS.

13 comments:

Firefly Hill said...

Hi Tara,

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

xo,

annie

Siobhan said...

Happy Thanksgiving

Cori G. said...

Hi Tara,
That has to be the funniest Thanksgiving poem ever!!! Did you write it? It reminds me of your "Ode to the Potato Chip."
I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving filled with many wonderful blessings!!!

xoxo Cori

Barbara said...

Tara, Love the poem...and it is so true.
Sending you and your family a whole lot of wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving.

Barbara

pve design said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
pve

Anne said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family and all our American neighbours.

Kathleen Grace said...

Lol! Love it! Happy Thanksgiving Tara!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

LOL! I got this poem in an e-mail today Tara -- it is so funny!

Happy Thanksgiving! happy Leftovers!

Hugs, Pat

the ungourmet said...

Such a cute poem! :D Have a fun and relaxing Thanksgiving!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Tara!

LOVE the poem & YES it will go directly to my thighs!! LOL

Hope all of you have a happy TDay!

big hugs, sherry

Deb said...

Happy Thanksgiving Tara!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Tara, Hope your Thanksgiving was the best. Did you eat at your Mom's in her beautiful dining room? Ours was very very nice but just a small gathering this year. Seems all of our young ones are scattered all over the U.S. Did I tell you my son is now living in Manhattan? I visited him in September and I hope I can visit often. We had such a good time on my last visit. xo Lynn

brian said...

happy Thanksgiving