We Gather Around the Turkey: Light Verse for Thanksgiving

A Thanksgiving
Soon the day of the Turkey will be….

We Gather Around the Turkey

Light Verse to Celebrate Thanksgiving


The first of the holiday trio is over and Turkey Day is almost upon us.  This Holiday brings memories of perfect meals and moments with family that stay forever.  Please enjoy this collection of light verse, a few found in old torn journals from Holidays past, along with a hearty “Happy Holidays!”



I.  The Turkey Feast

Soon the day of the Turkey will be

a collection of friends, family,

we show love with each hug

our home all warm and snug,

a safe haven where the seconds are free.


As we gather around the cooked bird

only rattle of silverware heard

please pass the mash taters

and other such starters

more food then I can eat I’m assured.

II.  The Turkey Slouch

Soon with close siblings we will unite,

bring dish after dish to fill the night,

beginning with the cheese,

Oh, pour me some wine please,

just a matter of time till a fight.


With our Uncle Joe asleep on couch

the mix of football and food to slouch

the children are curled up

after an epic sup

not a complaint or a single “ouch.”

III.  Time for Family

We are thankful for our family

even though question our sanity

of the amount of food

we consume in this mood

the apple cider makes us silly.


There’s not an open eye in my group

after Pumpkin Pie with ice cream scoop

a thankful day of feast

our belt buckles released

a years left overs for turkey soup.

IV.  A Thanksgiving Mood


We have safely made it through the hors d’ouvres

the Turkey is carved and ready to serve

then we pile up our plates,

get through grace posthaste,

to stuff our faces with no reserve.


Now we sit with hands on our bellies

no space left for Cranberry Jellies,

with proper gratitude

a Holiday attitude,

we sink down in front of the Tele.

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.

6 thoughts on “We Gather Around the Turkey: Light Verse for Thanksgiving

  • November 9, 2019 at 11:45 AM

    I love Thanksgiving when the whole family gets together to celebrate, eat, and reminisce. Your poems are nicely penned and nostalgic, Jamie. I enjoyed reading them. Well done.

  • November 10, 2019 at 8:04 AM

    Thank you Phyllis. I am thankful that I have found this group where I am allowed to be myself and share my joys. Your friend Jamie.

  • November 10, 2019 at 5:31 PM

    Very nicely done about my favorite holiday of the year. This piece brought back numerous memories for me. Thank you for that Jamie.

  • November 14, 2019 at 5:02 PM

    Nice Turkey poetry. I for one love Thankagiving, especially all the specialty desserts everyone brings to my house. The only thing I hate is how crazy the wife gets in the days before, with cleaning and prepping, it makes her a little batty. Lol. Nice work Jamie.

  • November 19, 2019 at 3:12 AM

    What wonderful poetry to celebrate Thanksgiving with, Jamie. It makes me jealous that we don’t celebrate that holiday here…oh well, bring on Christmas dinner.

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