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Thanksgiving Poem and Thanksgiving Prayer

Thanksgiving Preparation

Alarm clock rings
You stumble out of bed
Time to cook the turkey
Butter its butt- boil the neck

Pumpkin spice coffee
Flirts with your nose
Now where's that dog?
You dropped pie filling on your toes

So much to do
Too much to prepare
You'll have company soon
And you've got to fix your hair

Sage and cornbread stuffing
Warmly scents your home
Candied yams overflowing
With marshmallows burning
On the bottom of your stove

Pumpkin pie, pecan pie, apple pie
And more! Time to put the rolls in-
Your husband gooses you and they
All fall onto the floor

Jellied cranberry, olives galore
Giblet gravy-
There's a knock at the door

Green bean casserole
Finally done
Family and friends gather around
The table one by one

Hands are held- prayers are said
It is time to dig in and you
Realize the worst…

Your still in your PJs, your hair is
A mess- but hey! The feast is done
And by God it has been blessed.

Jamie Edson Opielski

Copyright ©2005 Jamie Edson Opielski

Thanksgiving Prayer

Dear God,

As we gather around this table
Full of love, a meal and life
To give thanks for what we have-
To enjoy the company of
Those we are with-

Remember those who can't be
Home today, who are off
Somewhere and far away

Guide those who are lost-
Help those who are pained-
And those who are in your world
Keep them safe in your grace

Please watch over us as we
Come together on this Holiday
And everyday hereafter

Bless the paths we choose
The lives we nurture
The families we create and
The friends that we make

Dearest God, In Your Name-

Amen

Jamie Edson Opielski

Copyright ©2005 Jamie Edson Opielski

About the Author

Jamie Edson Opielski is a Poet/Copywriter/writer. She lives in Universal City, Texas with her husband Jason where she is a 'Write at Home Mom' of four children; Alona, Matthew and twin boys Jason and Justin. Jamie is the Regional Representative of the San Antonio- Chapter of the National Association of Women Writers. She is also the Senior Press Manager/Regional Press Editor of the Womans-Network. www.texaspoet.net [email protected].