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Poetry Friday ~ Photo Prompt

22 Nov

It’s Colleen Chesebro’s Middle of the Month Poetry Photo Prompt Challenge!

This month we will use a photo chosen by last month’s “Photo-Prompt” Poet of the Week ~ Linda Lee Lyberg.

My contribution this week is a Butterfly Cinquain. I hope you enjoy it.

She yawns
spreading her wings
blinding the stars with light
chasing away the dark shadows
of night
angel of dawn
heralds another day
clouds set aflame with amber glow
birds rise

As Thanksgiving Day approaches, I wanted to thank everyone that follows and visits my blog. I’m grateful for your friendship and support. I get excited whenever I post a poem, story, or article in anticipation of your visits and comments. Thanks for being so great!

Happy Thanksgiving Day!
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Happy Thanksgiving Day!

28 Nov

Happy Thanksgiving Day!

Hello! Thank you for visiting and following my blog. Thank you for the encouragement and support. I appreciate all of you very much. I enjoy reading and responding to your comments. I also want to wish all of you a happy and peaceful Thanksgiving Day! For those of you that do not celebrate Thanksgiving I want to wish you a happy, peaceful day as well.

Today I’m going to share a cute Thanksgiving poem and another tradition we have here in the USA on Thanksgiving Day: The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade!

 

 

A Naughty Little Pumpkin’s Fate

A queer little pumpkin, a jolly fat fellow,

Stood close to his mother so rotund and yellow.

“What a stupid old place! How I long to aspire,”

Cried he, “I was destined for something much higher.”

*

“My son,” said his mother, “pray do be content,

There’s great satisfaction in life that’s well spent!”

But he shrugged up his shoulders, this pumpkin, ‘t is true,

And acted just like some bad children will do.

*

With a shout and a whoop, in the garden they ran,

Tom and Ned, for they’d thought of the loveliest plan

To astonish their friends from the city, you see,

With fine Jack-o’-lantern–“Ah, this one suits me!”

*

Ned seized the bad pumpkin, and dug out his brains,

Till he felt so light-headed and brimful of pains;

Then two eyes, a long nose, and a mouth big and wide,

They cut in a minute, and laid him aside

*

Until night, when they hung him upon a stout limb,

With a candle inside; how his poor head did swim,

As they twisted him this way, then twirled him round that,

Till at last, with a crash, he fell on the ground flat,

*

A wreck of the once jolly, fat little fellow,

Who stood by his mother so rotund and yellow.

Just then a lean cow, who was passing that way,

Ate him up to finish Her “Thanksgiving Day.”

~ Author Unknown

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

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The 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

New York Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

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Macy's Legendary Thanksgiving Day Parade Winds Through New York City

Characters in the Macy's parade

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And the grand finale…Santa Claus!

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Santa Claus rides on his sleigh down Central Park West during the 86th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York