We’re learning about rhyming poems in my Language Arts class, so I thought I’d write one for the long weekend.
As you can guess, Thanksgiving is one of my favourite holidays – not just because of the great food, but also as a time to celebrate everything I’m thankful for.
And, I’m thankful for a whole bunch – my family, my friends, my teachers, my running shoes (ha), my notebook, and much more than I could even begin to list here.
But really, I’m most thankful for Grandma’s cooking!
So this poem is really a shout out to her and our upcoming feast.
Okay, here goes:
An ode to Thanksgiving
‘Twas the weekend of Thanksgiving,
And all through the farm,
The smell of roast turkey
Was working its charm.
The sweet potatoes beckoned,
Without sugar, I guess,
Cuz Grandpa’s a diabetic
And less sugar is best.
The thought of homemade buns,
Fills me with anticipation,
Glazed peas and carrots
The center of infatuation.
I stare at the table,
Full of goodies galore,
“I’ll stuff myself silly!”
I hear my Dad roar.
On my mark, get set, run fast -
So fast I can fly…
I’ll beat Dad to appetizers,
To dinner, to pumpkin pie!
But I’ll be sure to yell,
As mom sprinkles her salad with cheese,
“Thanks for a wonderful dinner, Grandma,
Now pass the cranberries, please!”
Wishing you and your family an amazing Thanksgiving!
- Chase Superman Duffy