Spreading the Love


Let's spread love and joy

Eat and be merry
Watch the carts of fantasy 
Pass by the joyful  children 
As their mum's and dads
Say, with a tear in their eyes 
Happy Thanksgiving
Christmas has begun 
Christmas carols to be sung
Should be...
For Thanks and for Giving.


  • Neville

    contained herein is a message that every one of us should embrace .. and if we did.. my word wouldn't this world of ours be so much a better place .. x

    • Teddy.15

      Thank you dear Nevile, I so much appreciate these lovely words. πŸ’–

    • dusk arising

      OMG so the american thanksgiving thaang has reached the shores of Italy huh? It's firmly rejected in these parts of England, seen for what it is, a quasi religious event created for commercial interest in anyplace other than USA where it has a purpose and history.

      However, any poetry which encourages love and joy, eating and merryment gets my approval.

      It's been christmas since September according to some of the TV channels here in dear old Blighty Teddy.

      • Teddy.15

        I've actually had the pleasure to work with some amazing American families who taught me that is about being around those you love, it sure is about being thankful too, such a lovely holiday. I know that In the UK things started in some places in August, I suspect that is to do with COVID and the foreseeable problems but just for today I would like to forget about this horrible stuff that is keeping me from my friends and family. In Italy they don't go mad at all for Xmas ever.its also more about being with family. Thank you darling Dusk. πŸ’–

        • dusk arising

          HmmmOK i'm wrong (again). I thought it was an amaerican tradition born of giving thanks for successful harvests by early settlers but no! On researching it appears to be tied up with some early christian mumbo-jumbo by st paul (the bloke on the road to Domestos etc). But not being a christian it's jusy mockery to me. So my humble fat lipped apologies.... hail-on, be hearty, sip a glass or two for me, eat a turkey, smear the grandchildren with brandy butter and give 'em a kiss..... rave - on Teddy. xx

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        • Paul Bell

          Thanks and Giving.
          She never said thanks for the giving I gave her. I'm liking this thanksgiving to spread the love.

          • Teddy.15

            Spread the Love Paul, the right one will come along if she hasn't already (wink) thank you my dear friend. πŸ’– Have a great day.

          • L. B. Mek

            a few words, in the giving
            a few smiles, in the reading
            a season for Poetry
            to bind that, good natured
            in our seasonal embrace
            of all-things
            soothingly hopeful and spice..
            (reading your words
            gave me more of that Christmas feeling
            than all the shopfront window dressing's
            combined, dear Poetess)

            • Teddy.15

              Thank you dear mek, such a kind thing to say. πŸ’–

            • Goldfinch60

              That last line means so much Teddy.
              If only.........


              • Teddy.15

                Thank you dear Andy, yes it does. πŸ’–

              • orchidee

                Oohh, a fine sensible write - unlike mine today, with carnivorus guinea pigs, etc! heehee.
                Yep, Christmas catalogues begin arriving in June!

                • Teddy.15

                  LOL I love you orchi, and your poems 😍

                • orchidee

                  You had that turkey yet?! πŸ™‚

                  • Teddy.15

                    Orchi, orchi, orchi I am 100% sure I will not have turkey at Christmas, but I may knock on your door! lol 🀣🀣🀣🀣 wouldn't that be a party.

                  • fallenAngel1πŸ•Š

                    Our thanksgiving here in Canada was October,11th. I was in a dollar store October 15 and in one isle was Halloween stuff (only on one side) the other side of the same isle was Christmas stuff. It seems we don't have patience to wait for its arrival these days. We start celebrating way too soon,and by the time it does get here,everybody so sick of it and can't wait for it to be over.lmao. I so wish I could live in much simpler times. Great poem though,especially those last few words.πŸ‘πŸ˜€

                    • Teddy.15

                      My cousin lives in Saskatoon and she's had her xmas.tree up for two weeks already lol 🀣 oh no way to long, thanks for sharing Fallenangel1, so sweet of you. Thank you.

                    • spilleronsheet

                      Wish you a happy thanksgiving day dear Teddy
                      It’s about happiness and joy
                      I am sure the poetries do make us smile
                      It’s about gratitude and hope
                      Thank you dear friend for the lovely poetries you post

                      • Teddy.15

                        Hello dearest Spills, so glad to know you enjoyed this, it's true these are hard times when we are alone, Christmas can also be a very trying time but here's hoping for all of us that we see some magic. πŸ’–

                        • spilleronsheet

                          I am waiting for miracles to happen in life
                          Lately the heart wishes nothing but the magic of fate to play

                        • Thekkinkkattil

                          That's the spirit Teddy.Be merry and enjoy your festivals.They brighten up our lives.

                          • Teddy.15

                            Hello dear.driwnd, thank you, it's time we al did. Very nice to see you. πŸ’– Thank you. πŸ€—

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