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Friday, November 25, 2011

The Day After Thanksgiving

OK. Here is a draft of the poem I mentioned yesterday.  I've been having fun thinking about this one all day yesterday and last night.  Here is what I came up with.

All of the animals
on the farm
have Thanksgiving dinner
in the barn.

But before they chow-down
for their meal,
each of them mentions
how thankful they feel.

The horse neighs he's thankful
for his bucket of oats.
The sheep baa thanks
for their warm wooly coats.

The ducks give their thanks
and especially the drake
with the geese and the goslings
for an unfrozen lake.

The dog says he's thankful
for treats when he begs.
The chickens are thankful
they're still laying eggs.

The pig oinks, he is thankful
for his muddy sty
and for the scraps 
of uneaten pie.

The cow says she is thankful
for cream with a moo,
and they all want to know
if you're thankful too.

    Have a fun day after Thanksgiving, and if the muse strikes you, write your own poem to share with us.
Suggestions on this draft of a poem are very welcome. 


  1. Yes, yes, yes I'm thankful! I'm not down on the farm but I'm enjoying being in the yard!

    Linda A.

  2. THis is totally a picture book! Send it out!!!