‘I Am Thankful for Thanksgiving’ by Roy E. Peterson The Society November 24, 2022 Culture, Humor, Poetry 5 Comments . I Am Thankful for Thanksgiving I am thankful for Thanksgiving, A special holiday That doesn’t require atonement, Or starvation, by the way. There are no gifts I need to give, Less money to be spent. Just cook a turkey dinner In an aluminum foil tent. Everybody has their favorite Turkey stuffing recipe. I really don’t discriminate. They all taste good to me. The dessert is pumpkin pie. My family seems so glad. There is football on the TV set, And seconds to be had. The women in the kitchen Get to gossip all day long While they do the dishes, And drink their coffee strong. I just convinced myself Thanksgiving is best for me, Especially with the family, And the turkey dinner’s free. . . LTC Roy E. Peterson is a writer, retired U.S. Army Military Intelligence Officer, Foreign Area Officer, and Foreign Commercial Officer who currently resides in Texas. NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. The Society of Classical Poets does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments. CODEC News:Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 5 Responses Margaret Coats November 24, 2022 Happy Thanksgiving, Roy! Celebrating the day always takes work to create a pleasant atmosphere as well as good food. You have the right attitude of gratitude for whatever’s on the menu. Reply Roy Eugene Peterson November 25, 2022 Happy Thanksgiving, Margaret, to you and yours! I love “the right attitude of gratitude!” Reply Brian Yapko November 25, 2022 This is a delightful, humorous poem which gives a fun snapshot of a mellow, angst-free day of gratitude. Those women in the kitchen gossiping and drinking strong coffee made me laugh and I, too, enjoy pretty much any kind of stuffing (except for oyster.) I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Roy! Reply Roy Eugene Peterson November 25, 2022 I hope you had a great Thanksgiving, as well. I cherish the old family memories of my mom in the kitchen with the other women enjoying their conviviality. Reply Peg November 27, 2022 You gave me a giggle, Mr Peterson, thank you! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.