ALAN .S. JEEVES

MY OWN THANKSGIVING

Some people give thanks for potatoes

They eat them day upon day;

They grow them and buy them,

They skin them and fry them,

They, being a potato gourmet.

 

Some people give thanks for ripe apples

As red as a morning sunrise;

They bake them and stew them,

Or bite them and chew them,

They even put them into pies.

 

Some people give thanks for the chickens

Cackling and clucking about;

A food store on legs,

Producing fine eggs,

Worth every penny shelled out.

 

Some people give thanks for their friendship

To know a good friend is sublime;

Deference to make,

To give and to take,

Someone to respect all the time.

 

But I give thanks for my eyesight.

For my heart, I also revere;

You're one to look up to,

I see you and love you,

So I offer my thanks that you're here.

 

                            ASJ

 

 

 

 

Comments4

  • orchidee

    A fine write Alan. And the humble spud too. Do you know Mr Potato Head in EastEnders? Which character is it?! lol.

    • ALAN .S. JEEVES

      Hello Steve, glad you called. Can't help you with EastEnders though, haven't watched it since Charlie Chaplin left. Is that the right show?

      Kind regards, Alan

      • orchidee

        Yep, probably the right show. I've not seen it since about 1990. Phil Mitchell is still in it = Mr Potato Head!

      • Goldfinch60

        Superb write Alan.

        Andy

        • ALAN .S. JEEVES

          Hello and thank you Andy. Thanks also for your 'good fun' comments ~ always cheer me up.

          Ex animo, Alan

        • Fay Slimm

          Brilliant verse. A wonderful first read of my day dear friend - - this one must go into my faves and thanks for sharing it.

          • ALAN .S. JEEVES

            Have a pleasant Thanksgiving Day Fay. Good of you, as always, to send your kind words. I am 'thankful' to you for that. We have a lot to be thankful for when we look around.

            Ex animo, Alan

          • SabreLi

            Brilliant work Alan, it's so important to remember those gifts that we have and that many take for granted on a daily basis. They are often of the most important things in our lives :)

            • ALAN .S. JEEVES

              Hi SabreLi. Thanks for visiting and commenting. Good to see someone from the UK reading 'thanksgiving' stuff. Hope it made you smile too.

              Kind regards, Alan



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