I’m thankful for the smell of roasted turkey
Though I haven’t eaten it in twenty years.
I’m thankful for the idea of veggie turkey,
Because bless their hearts, they tried.
I’m thankful for the green bean casserole
Which foodies disdain but secretly adore.
I’m thankful for the homemade yeast rolls
Though my heart burns an hour later.
I’m thankful for sage and celery and onions
But never the corn pudding—yuck!
I’m thankful for pumpkin pie for breakfast
And deviled eggs for dessert.
I’m thankful for family gathered at two tables
Sharing four generations of history.
I’m thankful for friends on two continents
With them, I can always find home.
I’m thankful for my husband and cats
Family created and family firstly honored.
I’m thankful for my life
Because let’s face it, I’m awesome…
Not the best poet, perhaps,
But awesome nonetheless!
Have a Happy, Awesome and Awfully Poetic Thanksgiving!