Posted for a variety of prompts:
ABC Wednesday (“R is for . . . “)
Easy Street Prompts (“prototype,”)
Heads or Tails (“Share an Autumn Memory”)
One Single Impression (“courage”)
Read – Write – Poem (“fear”)
Seek the Lord Sunday (“How has God touched your heart?”)
Simply Snickers (“horizon,” “hover” and “human””)
Slice of Life Sunday (“writer’s choice”)
Sunday Scribblings (“stranger”)
Three Word Wednesday (“corrupt,” “intellect” and “television”)
Totally Optional Prompts (“sound”)
Weekend Wordsmith (“floating”)
Word-Filled Wednesday (“the wise man”)
Writer’s Island (“embarrassing predicament”)
“R” is for . . . Remembering
"If you think Independence Day
is America's defining holiday,
Thanksgiving deserves that title,
and White House Press Secretary
(1955 - 2008)
A pilgrim, that’s what I would be,
If I could just let go of me.
A brand-new world, that’s where we’d live,
If gratitude we’d freely give.
Thanksgiving of the truest kind,
With grateful attitude and mind,
Is more than a November day
With turkey feast and football play.
The prototype the Pilgrims set
Is one we ought not to forget –
Humility and courage swelled
As Providence their lives upheld.
Yet we present our feast unsound,
As friends and family gather ‘round.
With floating fear, we raise a glass
To credit limits we’ll surpass.
We hover to inhale the scent,
Then fill ourselves with poultry stuffed,
As God’s own goodness is rebuffed.
Afar, the wise man calls us out,
Discarding television’s clout.
Our intellect, he dubs corrupt
This stranger, whom we interrupt.
Will human voices sing again
To praise on high the Son of Man?
On the horizon, He imparts
An invitation to our hearts.
Who wants to be a pilgrim now
Must humbly bend the knee and bow.
Thanksgiving is His just reward.
He only longs to be adored.