Thursday, November 23, 2023

"Thanksgiving Day Homecoming"

 Happy Thanksgiving!

Today marks Day #1 of

A-Poem-a-Day Until Christmas...

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She smiled as she dusted

the framed family photographs

on the old oak credenza

sang as she swept the kitchen floor

even Lysoled the bathroom bowl

with effervescence


Humming a favorite hymn, the woman

skillfully rolled pastry into a twelve inch circle

adjacent to a bowl of peeled apple wedges

tossed with sugar, cinnamon and cloves


Spontaneous praise to Jesus

proceeded from her lips

as she stuffed the twenty pound turkey

trussed it tidily

rubbed it with butter and sage

and lifted it into the moderate oven


On the antique table linen

that had been stored away

in her mother’s cedar chest

she placed her best china, crystal and silver

then set a wicker cornucopia

abounding with miniature pumpkins

and assorted nubby gourds, right in the center


Her feet ached, but her eyes sparkled—

This was among life’s highest joys

Her children and grandchildren

would soon be at the door

carrying homemade casseroles

and bringing lots of hugs and tales and laughter

and she would get to serve

Thanksgiving dinner


Maude Carolan Pych

"Behold the Lamb...poetically!"

by Maude Carolan Pych

is available online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, CBD, etc.

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