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Elizabeth
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0 posted 11-04-2000 02:56 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

On a day in late November
When the sky is chill and gray
When leaves have fallen, and birds have flown
And they are on their way
It's time to bring the harvest in
And give thanks to God for it all
We give Him thanks for everything
He's done for us this fall.
So as we near the end of year
On this Thanksgiving day
Give thanks to God for all the blessings
That He has sent our way.

Elizabeth 11/98

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of year...I can't stand the way it's overlooked, what with people putting up their Christmas decorations the day after Halloween and all. I really hope that you guys have Thanksgiving poetry to share too, I'd love to read it!


You cling to your ways and leave mine to me.
Suum cuique.
~Elizabeth




[This message has been edited by Elizabeth (edited 11-04-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Elizabeth - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 11-04-2000 03:02 PM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

What a wonderful poem!!! I loved it, and i can't wait for Thanksgiving! I want that stuffing......the turkey is ok, but I want that stuffing!!!



"I was born myself, raised myself, and will continue to be myself. The world will just have to adjust."

I hate your socks. I'd like to burn them!
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2 posted 11-04-2000 03:16 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

LOL Dopey! I'm glad you liked this....I'm looking forward to Thanksgiving myself! (But you probably knew that from the poem.   )

Elizabeth


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I agree on both counts, Dopey..the poem is wonderful and give me LOTS of stuffing!!! I love sage dressing with lots of onions and celery!    
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Elizabeth~
Your poem is fantastic. I've always wondered what thanksgiving was all about, maybe you could e mail me and tell me about the history and tradition of it, would be great..thanks
Tracie~


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Ahhh, Thankgiving, the season of the 4 F's.  Food, Football, and Family Fights   But really, good poem and I'm looking forward to Thanksgiving too!

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Elizabeth I couldn't agree with you more about how one jumps from Halloween cheer rite into X'mas....

This poem you've written is lovely and you could not have summed it up any better than you have above...

Coco

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Thanks, everyone, for all your kind words! LOL at Lakewalker's family fights, and Tracie, I'll be glad to e-mail you!  

Elizabeth


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I believe thanksgiving should be throughout the year, and HIS birth should arrive when he did...just the one day...

we need to get our priorities in order...

this is SO good, thank you for sharing...


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I think stuffing should be declared the internation platter of FOREVER!!!!!

Mwhahaha!!!!



"I was born myself, raised myself, and will continue to be myself. The world will just have to adjust."

I hate your socks. I'd like to burn them!
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Sunshine, I wholeheartedly agree. God should be thanked every day, not just on one designated national holiday. And the sad thing about the hurrying of the Christmas season is that it's all commercialized, Santa and presents and buy this and buy that, and Jesus is forgotten. Thank you for your kind words.

Dopey-LOL!  

Elizabeth


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Elizabeth~
Such wonderful thoughts of Thanksgiving.
It ranks at the top of my list also.

The traditions set by each family are such fun.
We gather the harvest and the family at this time,
giving thanks to the Father for both.
~*Marge*~


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A beautiful THanksgiving poem. It. too, is one of my favorite holidays, because it mekes me feel so truly blessed in many ways. It's a day to take pause and thank God for our blessings
Liz
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Beautiful, Elizabeth!  Yes, it is too rare that we give thanks!

Corinne
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14 posted 11-05-2000 04:25 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is lovely, Elizabeth! It is one of my favorite times of the year too!

Denise
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really enjoyed that. I live in Canada and we have already had our Thanksgiving but it is a wonderful time ,spending with your family and friends.Now i am cravin Turkey and i have to wait for Christmas  .  
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Thanksgiving is also my favorite time of year. Christmas doesn't symbolize what it used to and we no longer do the tree and decorations thing. We have a BIG family gathering at Thanksgiving and Christmas is very small and intimate. This year Albertson's Stores are doing a thing where you can "buy" a homeless person a meal for 1.79 and it gets added to your grocery bill. I bought some this year and really hope that it makes a difference at the Mission.
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17 posted 11-05-2000 10:57 PM       View Profile for Irie   Email Irie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irie

Amen to that!  
I love your poem....
And just so you know, my thanksgiving decorations went up before Halloween.  
I love the holiday as well.....
I have many great memories.


~Sheri

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left by those who got there first"


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18 posted 11-06-2000 04:51 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Thank you to all of you who replied. I really appreciate it! WildChild--the $1.79 dinner sounds like a good idea. I hope it will make a difference too.

Thanks be to God!  

Elizabeth


You cling to your ways and leave mine to me.
Suum cuique.
~Elizabeth


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Elizabeth~ I really like your poem and yes, it's the time of year when we need to really count our blessings, not just long to see what's under a tree.
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The one real thing I'm thankful for during thankgiving is the FOOD.    just kidding...one thing i'll be thankful for that happened this year though is i found PASSIONS.  It has been a big part of my life.  Thanks for sharing

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21 posted 11-07-2000 04:42 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Deb~thank you. We really need to remember the spirit of Thanksgiving.

Acire~thank you also. I am glad you found Passions too! I don't know you very well, but everyone contributes something here!

Elizabeth


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Suum cuique.
~Elizabeth


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Happy Thanksgiving!
 
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