Why is Thanksgiving such a special day?
Is one brief day per year sufficient time
To recollect the blessings we receive?
Why is the fullness of a day observed
For thankfulness so seldom on display?
In truth it seems hypocrisy unmasked
To celebrate abundance we believe
Our due. Our grateful founders were inspired
To mark their first year’s harvest with a feast,
For they had conquered famine and despair.
Their hopes for new beginnings now increased.
They dreamed of freedom’s promise they would share.
Today the endless bounty we possess
Demands each day be one for thankfulness.
Bavon, Va. ...
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