Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Today I am posting a poem written by Camille for school this week. She said the assignment was to write a Thanksgiving story, but as she started, it began to rhyme. :) I love that it is accidentally a poem. :) It is illustrated by this good looking turkey, colored and cut out by Ethan in kindergarten.
Happy Thanksgiving from me too. It is one of my favorite holidays.

It was almost Thanksgiving,
and sweet thoughts were near,
to have fun with your loved ones
and friends who are dear.
I think that Thanksgiving
is a time to give thanks,
Not a time to be rude or do
rude little pranks,
A time to show loved ones
that always you care.
Not a time to fuss about
clothing or hair.
A time to tell stories
to listen, to learn.
A time to forget
a time not to yearn.
A time to be merry,
be thankful, be giving.
A time to be glad that
we all are living.
A time to be glad
that we live on this Earth,
And multiply more
with each child's birth.
A time to remember
the good times we've had,
And forget all your worries
and times that were bad.
Now friends, I say this to you
with a great deal of care,
Do not think about shopping
or clothing or hair.
Have a jolly Thanksgiving
be happy, be merry.
Have fun with your friends
Bob, Shane, Dick, or Larry.
And even if your friends
don't own just these names
have fun and leave thanks
that always remains.

Miriam is looking forward to singing "All I want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth", but she really needs three! The tooth fairy just wants a break. :)


Sparverius said...

I love the poem. It fits perfectly. :) Thank you.

Natalie said...

What a nice little post, from the turkey to the teeth - I love it all. Happy Thanksgiving to your family! We can't wait to see you around Christmas.

Aubrey Garff said...

I can't believe that is the little girl I had in nursery! Wow, it really has been a long time.

Nanette said...

What a fantastic poem! As always, great pictures Jenny. Happy Thanksgiving!

Becky said...

i am with nanette! that was fantastic!
are all her friends boys? shane, dick, larry? :) you guys must just walk around the house rhyming all day.

''camille, dear, did you get your chores done,
hurry up now so you can go have some fun!
Jacob, a shower will just do the trick,
to help your poor mother not to be sick..
etc... etc..."