Archive for Sunday, November 30, 2008

Poet’s Showcase: Sincerely

November 30, 2008


Thanksgiving, a day set aside for thoughtful prayer,

Reminding us of our Pilgrim fathers so willing to share.

Our get-togethers are quite different now,

But “love they neighbors” should still be our solemn vow.

Our thanks and efforts to give a helping hand

Could go far to show just where we Americans stand.

Seeking friends and peace, not telling others how to live,

Working out agreeable solutions, not just advice to give.

Being thankful is a true, happy feeling meant for all,

So gather all your friends and family; you will feel the call.

“Thanks” — a most happy and inviting word to hear,

It, like love, never tires a friendly ear.

— Herman W. Hallberg lives in Lawrence.


Sharon Aikins 6 years, 10 months ago

And for that friendly ear, deafened by time's passage, words that pass the lips, when followed by a smile, convey that true sense of thanks giving.

Ronda Miller 6 years, 10 months ago

Herman, thanks for sharing a part of yourself within your poem. Very nice sentiments indeed!

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