Poetry of Kansas

A Little Boy's Thanksgiving Sentiment

I like pumpkin pie and cranberry sauce,
And I tell you roast turkey with dressing is "boss".
So you'll not he surprised, I am sure, when I say
That I greet the approach of Thanksgiving Day.
 
We have one Thanksgiving a year, so I find;
'Twould be better to have one a week, to my
        mind;
For our blessings are ours each week and each
        day,
Which we ought to acknowledge in some fitting
        way.
 
But the big folks have fixed it, and fixed it their
        way,
For things must all be as the big folks say;
So we'll just have to do as we always have done,
With one day each year for Thanksgiving fun.
 

Quillings In Verse
John Edward Everett
(Smith Center: ___. 1912)
Page 34

 
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