Thanksgiving



Gettin' together to smile an' rejoice,
A' eatin' an' laughin' with folks of your choice;
An' kissin' the girls an' declarin' that they,
Are growin' more beautiful day after day;
Chattin' an' braggin' a bit with the men,
Buildin' the old family circle again;
Livin' the whole an' old-fashioned cheer,
Just for a while at the end of the year.

Greetings fly fast as we crowd through the door
And under the old roof we gather one more
Just as we did when the youngsters were small;
Mother's a little bit grayer, that's all.
Father's a little bit older, but still
Ready to romp an' to laugh with a will.
Here we are back at the table again
Tellin' our stories as women an' men.

Bowed are our heads for a moment in prayer;
Oh, but we're grateful an' glad to be there.
Home from the east an' home from the west,
Home with the folks that are dearest an' best.
Out of the shame of the cities afar
We've come for a time to be just who we are.
Here we can talk of ourselves an' be frank,
Forgettin' position an' station an' rank.

Give me the end of the year a' its fun
When mot of the plannin' and' toilin' is done;
Bring all the wanderers home to the next,
Let me sit down with the ones I love best,
Hear the old voices still ringin' with song,
See the old faces unblemished by wrong,
See the old table with all of its chairs
An' I'll put soul in my Thanksgivin' prayers.


Edgar Albert Guest

© 2000 - 2021
Back     Home     Top
Thanksgiving
May she ever fly in Freedom!!
God
© 2000 - 2021
Cursor over unknown words for definition
x