Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanks for Thanksgiving, Ben and Abe

There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving is the one day that is purely American.

O’Henry, aka, William Sydney Porter (1862-1910)

November 23 for November 24, 2011

Thank you, Lord, for the privilege of living in the U.S.A.
I want you to know things here are still mostly A.O.K.

Oh, as a doctor, I have a few complaints,
Mostly because of government constraints.

I like Thanksgiving because it is brown,
Which is by far the best color around.

Thanksgiving is as brown as burnt toast.
Thanksgiving evokes a brown turkey roast.

Speaking of freshly cooked warm turkey,
I like it much better than cold beef jerky.

Ben Franklin, electricity's inventor - sage on the $1 bill,
Composed Poor Richard's Almanac and believed in free will.

Ben proposed the wild turkey as our national symbol.
The wild turkey roamed across the land free and nimble.

Wild turkeys may not soar with the eagles.
But at least they are nobody’s pet beagles.

I prefer majestic wild turkeys to domestic tame turkeys,
In my way of thinking wild turkeys are nobody’s lame lackeys.

They have minds of their own.
They are nobody’s pet drone.

Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a national Holiday,
Thank you, Abe,for your proclamation for Thursday turkey day.

Tweet: Here is my Thanksgiving day turkey poem, which some may call a turkey of a poem.

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