Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Sixth Day of Poetry

Holiday Meal


the extended family around a grand table
awaited the feast to begin
in joy, much drinking and laughter

a chorus of oohs and aahhs while grandma
placed the golden plattered turkey
in the center of our festive throng

fine spirit abounded, then all lights went out
there was a scrambling, some shouts,
until a cry of pain did command

when the lights came on,
grandpa had tears in his eyes, a turkey leg
and seven forks in his hand

by Jack Sender from A Warming Trend

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Thank you, Jack, for taking part in our Second Annual Twelve Days of Poetry and helping to spread poetry through the blogosphere this holiday season.

2 comments:

soulintention said...

Very cute, I can picture Grandpa...

Happy Holidays

fleuve-souterrain said...

Very nice poem... humor shines out like holiday candles!