I’m thankful for turkey.
I’m thankful for yams.
I’m thankful for cranberries,
biscuits, and hams.

I’m thankful for pumpkins.
I’m thankful for cheese.
I’m thankful for gravy,
potatoes, and peas.

I’m thankful for stuffing;
I’m nuts for the stuff.
I’m thankful for eggnog
and marshmallow fluff.

I’m thankful for whipped cream
and ice cream and pies.
I’m thankful for dad’s
double-chocolate surprise.

I’m thankful, Thanksgiving,
for good things to eat.
But mostly I’m thankful
I still see my feet.

 --Kenn Nesbitt


“Gobble, gobble,” went the turkey
in his quirky chirping way.
“Gobble, gobble,” went the turkey
up until Thanksgiving Day.

“Gobble, gobble,” went the turkey
till we turned the oven on.
Gobble, gobble went the turkey.
Now the turkey’s (gobble) gone.

 --Kenn Nesbitt

Thank You for Inviting Us

Thank you for inviting us
To your Thanksgiving dinner.
A day spent in your company
Is invariably a winner.

Thank you for the time you spent
Preparing all the food;
For making us feel welcome,
You have our gratitude!

By Joanna Fuchs