Deidre Dixon

Freshman - 696 Points (6-18-1961 / Gary, Indiana)

Thanksgiving - Poem by Deidre Dixon

A day of reflection for blessings bestowed
A day spent with family and friends both new and old
A day of feasting, fellowship and fun
A day to give thanks for all God has done

This day has been celebrated year after year
By people of all cultures both far and near
It’s a day most people reflect on how they have been blessed
All the ways, the people and things that brought blessings are addressed

There’s turkey and dressing, cranberry sauce and lots of dessert to eat
Everyone fixing their plates, going for seconds while all diets cease
There’s lots of greeting, laughter and eating being done
While the men look at football, children play games and women’s conversation goes on and on

This is one of the greatest days looked forward to for the year
It brings people together in unity and makes hearts full of cheer
This day is set aside to give thanks for everything
This is the will of our Heavenly Father for everyday, not just for Thanksgiving

Comments about Thanksgiving by Deidre Dixon

  • John Knight (11/23/2009 9:38:00 AM)

    Hi Diedre Angel - Its lovely to find such a lovely spiritual lady in the lovely PH Family. I am honored to be the first to comment on your THANKSGIVING POEM. I was in Atlanta GA for thanksgiving in 2002 and it was lovely. There were about 20 of us in my Friend's Family and it was just as you describe it. I am sending it to my friends in the US as a Thanksgiving Greeting. I love the structure of the poem - Four Quatrains - consistent a a b b rhyming and the poetic freedom to alow some lines (L 4 V 3) to go on and on and on and on. You are so so lovely! V 1 Gives thanks to the Lord - V 2 Reminds us of the History - V 3 Is all about food and fun - V 4 Is about family cohesion and the last line brings us not down to Earth but (Praise the Lord) up to Heaven! I have scored you a MAX. Love you in Poetry - JOHN. (Report) Reply

    Deidre Dixon (11/11/2016 9:49:00 AM)

    John, in the last few years, I have hardly gotten on PH and I just saw this comment from seven years ago! No matter how long ago it was, I truly appreciate it! Happy Thanksgiving! !

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 13, 2005

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