The History of Thanksgiving
Holidays are all around us,
from the very moment we are born.
Yet the Indians, those unique tribes,
taught our Pilgrims how to plant corn.
Yes, among religious beliefs,
among family traditions,
having relatives and friends home for the Thanksgiving feast
is the first step to welcomed additions.
Mom preparing the bountiful dinner,
our Thanksgiving parade.
The tree with Autumn-colored leaves
throwing us an abundance of shade!
Reclining at the dinner table
meditating, saying grace
just a few important things
which cause a family-warmed embrace.
Cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes,
stuffing, pumpkin pie,
they all join the turkey in a bountiful harvest
we cannot deny!
So be thankful this Thanksgiving Day
never give up on praying,
because this tradition we are talking about
is a tradition that is staying.
Grandparents, parents, brothers, sisters, spouses,
all running from their churches to their houses.
May God bless you for this beautiful time
of sharing, giving, and the faith we are living
And most of all God, thank you for a blessed history
“The history of Thanksgiving.”
Michael J. English