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A Thankful Day

The long weekend is finally upon us. It is a good opportunity to recharge and spend time with loved ones. Will you be traveling? Will you be hosting? Will you be busy…most definitely. Holidays, as much as we love them, can get crazy and hectic. Sometimes it is nice to slow down a bit amidst the chaos. I like to write a poem when I start to feel like life is swirling around me. Holidays can sometimes do this to us. I would suggest you slow down for just a moment on this holiday weekend and write a poem. Write a memory. Write about your grandma’s pumpkin pie or your grandpa’s chair. Take a moment and write. You’ll be happy you did.

Thanks and gratitude

a side

like potatoes on a plate

they lie

with gravy boats

and beans awry

but really love’s the only side

the one that lies on plates with pie

the crust rolled out

my grandma’s cry

of laughter as the day goes by

sitting back I watch it fly

the love that lingers in my eye

that wraps around our table side

and holds us together

Thanksgiving, sigh.



We hope you have a lovely holiday.


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Betsy Hubbard View All

Daughter, sister, wife, mother, teacher, and writer.

7 thoughts on “A Thankful Day Leave a comment

  1. Betsy,
    Thank you for the reminder of how the beauty of thanksgiving is in noticing the details. I hosted yesterday so it was a whirl-wind sort of day…I did notice a lot of details though. It was my first time hosting my in-laws since B.K. (Before Kameron)…


  2. Thanks to your post, I’ve been thinking in poems all day. Here are some of the sensory images I’ve collected that I want to remember:

    Chopping fresh sage and thyme
    Butter, butter, everywhere
    Rolling the dough
    Placing the apple slices into a mosaic
    Dancing with the Macy’s parade
    Hugging the dogs on TV
    Frigid temps outside


  3. Your poem took me back 50+ years to gatherings at my grandma’s house. I adore the lines that speak of the “…love that lingers… that wraps around our table side, and holds us together…”
    Thank for crafting such a lovely poem!


  4. Thanksgiving, sigh. Love the ending to a poem wrapped in love. Thanks for sharing today and have a wonderful thanksgiving. Are we having a chalkabration? My students wrote Thanku poems. Can’t wait to post them.


  5. Beautiful poem Betsy! I love the flow and feel of it, but mostly the sentiment behind it. I will try to take a breather from the cooking today to write a few lines! Great reminder to us all! Happy Thanksgiving!


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