Friday, November 20, 2009

Pink Saturday -- A Thanksgiving Poem

T’was the night of Thanksgiving,
But I just couldn’t sleep.
I tried counting backwards,
I tried counting sheep.

The leftovers beckoned,
The dark meat and white.
But I fought the temptation,
With all of my might.

Tossing and turning,
with anticipation.
The thought of a snack
became infatuation.


So I raced to the kitchen,
Flung open the door,
And gazed at the fridge,
Full of goodies galore.

I gobbled up turkey,
And buttered potatoes,
Pickles and carrots,
Beans and tomatoes.

I felt myself swelling,
So plump and so round.
‘til all of a sudden,
I rose off the ground.

I crashed through the ceiling,
Floating into the sky,
With a mouthful of pudding,
And a handful of pie.

But I managed to yell
As I soared past the trees
Happy eating to all,
Pass the cranberries, please!!

May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey be plump.
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.

May your yams be delicious,
May your pies take the prize
And May your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off of your thighs!

Big thanks, of course, to Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for hosting this fun tradition -- can't imagine how much work this must be.  

Participating in Pink Saturday is such a great way to find more blogs to enjoy.  This week, I recommend stopping by Ginger's blog, Glitter and Roses, just lovely. 


sherri@lavenderfields said...

That was cute! Hope you have a great Pink Saturday and a wonderful weekend! Sherri : )

Catharina Maria said...

That is a lovely poem !
Lovely pinks !!
Happy Pink Saturday !
Love from the Netherlands RINI

Weza said...

So its thanks giving this weekend? I am thankful to have found your blog. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. :)

LV said...

What a cute way of sharing Pink Saturday with us. Great idea and I enjoyed it.

Betzie said...

Loved the poem!!! Oh if only all those good things would stay off my thighs! Oh well, will worry about that tomorrow...HPS!

someplace in thyme said...

So cute, Happy Pink Saturday, Char


What a sweet poem. And funny. Pink Blessings!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What an absolutely ADORABLE poem! Wishing you both a Happy Thanksgiving and a Happy Pink Saturday!


Sheila :-)

Tami said...

That was the cutest poem!! Loved it..especially the part where it needs to stay off the thighs!!
Happy pinks..and a blessed Thanksgiving to you!
xo Tami

Sarah said...

Oh so cute and clever! I love it when blogger get creative with poetry. This is a fun poem and great illustrations. Don't you just love Pink Saturday?
Happy Pink Saturday and Blessings for Thanksgiving! ~ Sarah

Lemondrop Marie said...

Oooh- Eyore looks so cute! Happy PS and Thanksgiving fellow lemongirl-
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

June said...

I'm really glad you came by so that I could find your delightful blog. I love the poem and can definitely relate to the leftovers part.

Jacalyn @ said...

Great poem!!!! Plus, you have my favorite ~ Euyore, as a turkey! Happy Thanksgiving!


Shabbychicdiva said...

Great poem. I love it!! Have a wonderful weekend! Winona

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Fun! Thanks so much for the smile. Happy Pink Saturday!

Claudia said...

Wonderful poem! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and a Happy PS!

Sares said...

What a delightful poem! Happy Pink Saturday. I also want to let you know you won one of my Christmas Movies! You get second choice, so as soon as the first place winner lets me know her preference, I'll let you know what your two options are. Congratulations and thank you so much for joining me for the giveaway and the party. I had so much fun!

Sares said...

Oops Renee, I'm so sorry, I typed it out wrong. Your name actually came third out of the hat, so unfortunately you get the holiday leftovers! I hope that's alright, I hope you wouldn't mind having any of the three. Sorry again!

Mary said...

What a clever post. I hope you are having a great Pink Saturday and enjoy the week to come.

CC said...

That's a lovely poem you wrote.. Happy Pink Saturday..have a lovely weekend and a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Ginger said...

What a cute and true poem about Thanksgiving. Loved it. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for mentioning me in yours. Your great and I will return to yours.


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your poem is absolutely wonderful. I smiled and chuckled all the way through it. I have been there so many times. I love the leftovers almost as much as the original meal. Thanks also for stoppying by my TT post. I always look forward to making new friends. I will be back. Hugs, Marty

sissie said...

Your poem made me laugh. It's so true. Great illustrations too!
Thanks for commenting on my Pink Saturday post, I really appreciate it. Funny that you should say that your cat that looked like mine was a bit grouchy, well so is mine. We call her "crabby gabby"
She's sweet but, can be a grump.
We love her anyway.
Hope you come back again.
Happy Pink Saturday.

Patricia said...

Your poem is adorable. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours and Happy Pink Saturday.

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

Great poem!
~*Happy Pink Saturday*~

Julie said...

Hi Lauren, That poem was just to funny....Happy Pink Satrurday...Happy Thanks Giving... Do hope you will stop over for a visit...

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Fabulous poem! I loved it. Happy Pink Saturday.

Christi @ A Southern Life

Deborah said...

Very funny poem. Over eating after all is one of the few bad things about the holidays but that poem makes it all sound funny. I hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving blessed with the love of friends and family.

ILEANA G. said...

Very nice poem and funny!!
Thank you for being with me into this journey of both way, from your house and your children to my house and my children,HARPY THANKS GIVING!

Tracy said...

Very fun, sweet! Wishing you & yours a happy holiday week! :o) Oh, if you get a chance, stop by--I'm having a gift giveaway to celebrate Thanksgiving week!

Tricia said...

What a delightful poem! Guess that will be me tomorrow night. I'm late getting around to my PS friends, but wanted to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow!


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