Thanksgiving “Appetizer”

Thanksgiving Appetizer - image shows a view from above a dinner table where people around the table are passing food to one another.
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If you eat your Thanksgiving turkey,
And you’re feeling kind of jerky,

‘Cause you look at family members,
And it prompts you to remember,

All the arguments you’ve had,
With your uncle and your dad.

You start getting indigestion,
But I have a good suggestion:

If you have a grateful attitude,
And your heart is filled with gratitude,

And you focus on what’s good,
Treating people like you should,

You’ll feel better in your tummy,
And your meal will be more yummy.

You won’t get your feelings hurt,
And be happy for dessert.

If your anger is reserved,
By the time the pie is served,

You’ll be able to truly say,
You’ve had a great Thanksgiving Day!

Copyright © 2022 Brandon Ellrich

I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks for reading. If you enjoyed this post, please click the like button and leave a comment. Follow me if you would like to receive updates whenever new posts are published.

If you liked this Thanksgiving poem, look for my post on Thursday when I write about a twist on a Thanksgiving tradition.

Published by Brandon Ellrich

I live in Central Missouri and enjoy reading, writing, playing tennis, watching movies, and exploring creative outlets. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and I love to take my readers inside the minds of my characters.

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