Tuesday, November 22, 2011

With Apologies to Clement Clarke Moore.

'Twas two days before Thanksgiving and all through the house
Dad was at the office but not so his spouse.
She was at home, scrubbing and cleaning,
making sure every inch was a -gleaming.
The shopping was done and the dinner was planned
Most cooked from scratch (but the yams would be canned).
Cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and rolls,
stuffing and turkey and cran relish in bowls.
The cinnamon rolls were in the fridge waiting
as dreams of a low-calorie day started fading.
Hot coccoa was bought, extra marshmallows, too,
to sip while watching the parade and balloons.
The kids' outfits were ready, all red, brown and white,
to show off at church on Wednesday night.
All that was left was the cooking and baking-
the dishes Mommy looked so forward to making.
Pumpkin pie, apple crisp, sugar cookies galore
spiking blood sugars and kids shouting, "More!"
As Mommy unpacks her apron of toile,
the paperboy brings fliers of sales at the mall.
Later on there'll be football and plenty of naps
as kids tug on wishbones until they hear snaps.
Maybe a fire, some games or Playstation
and hopefully a screening of Christmas Vacation.
So much to look forward to! So much to savor!
The family- the fun- the smells and the flavors!
Thanksgiving is harvest, abundance, and autumn
a family holiday from its top to its bottom.
For no matter where people may ramble and roam
they always return for this celebration of home.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Anonymous said...

WOWOWOWOWOW!!! What a great poem-you are so talented, my beauty! I KNOW we will have a blessed Thanksgiving! We have much to be thankful for! Lots of love from Mom and Dad

Anonymous said...

A masterpiece of a poem. Great, Cheryl!


Anonymous said...

Cheryl, this is FANTASTIC!! Thank you for sharing. It made me smile and laugh and think about all the preparations we do to celebrate all that we are so thankful for. What a blessing you are to all of us and for reminding us about the tastes and smells of home on Thanksgiving. Love you and many, many blessings. Happy Thanksgiving. Love Char

Anonymous said...

This is brilliant! It's a great tribute to all we love about Thanksgiving! HOW did you do all that cooking with your 3 little helpers?! I DO covet those cinnamon rolls! Love, LW