A Poem by Jenny-Jen-Jen

The true meaning of Thanksgiving




A forgotten meaning to this day,

The ability to give thanks.

Here we are, gathering together --

Smiling, vacantly, with small talk that matters, not.

In a house on a hill,

With beautiful views and space to run.

Gardens, tree-swings, and laughter.

Not a true worry in the world.

We’ve got everything we’ll ever need --

But still we want more.

Greed overcomes us,

And we soon forget that we’re blessed.

We ignore our neighbors,

The ones struggling on the streets,

And the ones who’ve never had a home.

We’d rather focus on our desires.

The toy we’ve been denied --

The trip we don’t need.

What a shame,

That the ability has been lost.

A meaning forgotten -- a simple thanks.

© 2011 Jenny-Jen-Jen

Author's Note

Was thinking of the true meaning of today -- Thanksgiving. Thought I'd share my thoughts. Critique is welcomed and desired.

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A wise person can see the suffering and are happy with their life. Life is fair. Sometime we must assist and give. Sometime we need help. The complete poem was very good. I like the ending to the outstanding poem.

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Added on November 25, 2011
Last Updated on November 25, 2011
Tags: Being Thankful, Thanksgiving



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