Thanks Giving

This poem of mine seems too fitting not to share this week. Enjoy!

Thanks Giving

I am thankful for
heavy rains
that have made us look like gardeners.
For make-a-wish flowers
that have sprung up
as fast as my wishes;
I have never thought them weeds.
For two naughty cats
who get underfoot
as often as they keep me on my toes.
For friends as dependable
as the dayโ€™s end.
For family tumultuous,
scattered like stray acorns,
gathered yearly.
For this house,
more than material,
more than design.
And for you, my love,
always for you.

ยฉ Annie Neugebauer, 2011

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  • Regina Richards

    Truly Beautiful. Thanks for sharing this.

  • Julia Munroe Martin

    I love this so much, Annie — so glad you posted it. And while we’re talking about giving thanks, I’m very thankful for getting to know you better this year. What an enrichment to my life. Thank you.

    • Aw, you’re the sweetest. Thank you, Julia! I feel the same way. <3

  • Lovely, Annie. Both the poem and you.

  • Melissa Crytzer Fry

    Lovely, Annie. I agree – greenery is NEVER, ever weeds! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • A. B. Davis

    Very touching. I love the “family tumultuous, / scattered like stray acorns, / gathered yearly.”

  • Love this! Especially the naughty cats and romantic ending. It was a delight to read. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Katy

    Made me think of my own THREE crazy cats! Beautiful, Annie. Loved the romantic last verses, “And for you, my love, / always for you.” ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Three is even better than two!! And thank you very much. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Traci Kenworth

    Happy Thanksgiving, Annie!!

  • Wonderful! Hope it was a good holiday.

  • Peggy

    This poem is so lovely it brings tears to my eyes! I love the line, “…as fast as my wishes” & the understated description of your home. Really, so much feeling & love is so cleverly packed into this short little poem. I can’t get enough of it…

  • TrudieMarie

    Come dry my tears.