Ahmad Shiddiqi

Rookie (March 7,1974 / Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia)

A Lesson Of Life (Thanksgiving) - Poem by Ahmad Shiddiqi

(dedicated to Ms. Elī na Garanč a, a great mezzo-soprano)

This autumn is so relief
I hope it is a purely day
I have spiritual sense
Inside my very heart

I would like to attend
The ceremony or travel
Long distances with my family
I hope we have a large dinner too

We are as a family
Gather together
Yes, it’s the time
To a family reunion

I invite my all family, all friends
We are happily cooking together
We are happily eating together
We are happily talking together

Sweet potatoes
Pumpkin pie
Cranberries
A turkey

When crops are gathered
We are all thank God
We would also celebrate
National Unity, the harvest

I share what I have
With those who don’t have
I provide free meals
For the poor, old people, homeless

I prepare meals for them
I serve meals for them
I give meals for them
I sing Prayer of Thanksgiving with them

(inspired by Thanksgiving Celebration)


Comments about A Lesson Of Life (Thanksgiving) by Ahmad Shiddiqi

  • Rookie - 116 Points Prince Obed de la Cruz (12/28/2009 3:39:00 PM)

    well written! well penned! (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Ruerd Visser (2/8/2009 1:11:00 PM)

    Your words a surely a reminder of compassion
    and well worth livig up to.

    Thanksgreetings from home

    Boomfriend Ruerd (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Brianna Wilshusen (12/2/2008 9:11:00 AM)

    Very nice, sort of welcoming for those without a family.10. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 14 Points Ravi Sathasivam (11/29/2008 5:28:00 AM)

    Well said. nice composition.
    Thanks for sharing with me (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Deependra Kumar Jha (11/24/2008 8:05:00 PM)

    I appreciate your sentiments!
    ...I share what I have
    With those who don’t have...
    Nice composition. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Cliff Marcenat (11/24/2008 1:01:00 PM)

    i love pumpkin pie but that is not the point of your poem...its nice to see someone who takes the time to create a great work of art about a time of togetherness(doubt thats a word) ...keep going i look forward to your next one on CHristmas maybe... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie April Breeland (11/23/2008 2:10:00 PM)

    Nice! And the poem made me hungry for Pumpkin pie. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 517 Points Ency Bearis (11/23/2008 5:45:00 AM)

    well penned thanksgiving message...nice piece..

    Ency Bearis (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 22, 2008

Poem Edited: Friday, February 27, 2009


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