A Thanksgiving Song

Thanksgiving Song
Find time to give thanks for the years blessings…

To Give Thanks

Norman Rockwell illustrated American Holidays during my youth.  His illustrations always seemed to evoke memories of family moments that I somehow wanted to reproduce.  So every Thanksgiving I would put an incredible amount of energy into trying to recreate a wholesome gathering of extended family to celebrate our blessings.  Our family created magnificent gatherings and feasts over the years, memories that will stay with me forever.

This year my children are going to be with their Mother and I am going to stay home and rest.  I am still thankful for all the blessings of the year and especially for the memories of Thanksgiving past, but I am taking it easy.  Instead I am sharing my thanks with you.

I consider you all my family, and I wish you all a Happy Holiday Season.

A Thanksgiving Song

In November we start scrubbing deep,
the kitchen, all the nooks and shelves to shine.

We move our tables, sturdy wood to weep,
a sparkling cider, red, oh red sweet wine.

The silver borrowed, polished to a glean,
and placed next to wares upon the line.

Find time to cheer our found and held small peace,
to use this time to gather family grace.

We find ourselves with many crops to reap
this year, a year we loved our fields in time.

On Mahon Drive, our turkey cooked lean
with sweetened yams and cornbread dressing, fine.

Around the fire each hand held to greet
and eat some baked squash massaged with thyme.

To the pies each family foot will race
around the counters topped with flowery lace.

Though hardships come and some traditions break,
our family fires are fed for feedings sake.


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Jamie Lee Hamann
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Jamie Lee Hamann

My name is Jamie Lee Hamann and I have a passion for writing short fiction and poetry. I started writing for TCE around 2015 and since then I have finished seven collections of poetry and plans for more. I currently live in Lemmon Valley NV with my family. If you desire to find my other work on the internet feel free to stop by my website simplepoetics.weebly.com. The website offers articles on poetry, poems, and links to all my other writing.

4 thoughts on “A Thanksgiving Song

  • November 21, 2019 at 10:52 PM

    This is a wonderful post, Jamie, and I enjoyed reading it. Thank you for the Happy Holiday wishes. TCE folks are family to me, too. I will also be home alone this Thanksgiving taking a much-needed rest. Our very large family members will all be out of town visiting other relatives for the holiday and I am not up to traveling this year. I am at peace with this and I wish peace for you, too. A blessed and happy holiday season to you and your children.

  • November 22, 2019 at 7:01 AM

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful thanksgiving song with us all, Jamie. I always admired Norman Rockwell’s artwork too, and it often involved family gatherings. We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here but I wish you a wonderful and restful one. It is always evident that writing is your passion and it so often lets us into your life. Well done.

  • November 23, 2019 at 8:47 AM

    Thank you Phyllis, John, and Kurt. I wish you all a great Turkey day or for John a good camping trip to bring in the season! Jamie


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