Nov 24, 2008


I thought that this week should be devoted to inspirational Thanksgiving poems perhaps with a bit of humor thrown in from time to time. You only have to look around you this time of year to feel the peace that God intended for His children to enjoy. The crops are in, the wood is cut and the long nights enjoyed in a cozy home filled with family and friends is the best place on earth to be any time, but even more so when the chilly winds start to blow.

However, not everyone is blessed with good luck in their work right now. And there are people who are in danger of losing their homes through no fault of their own. We can only pray for those in need and find some direction in the word of God. Please enjoy the peace in the words of this short Thanksgiving poem that reminds us of all the things we do have to be thankful for in our lives.

For the food from our gardens that now have been reaped,
For a job well done and our plates that are heaped,
For the sun and the rain whose necessity is known,
For the family and friends and the harvest brought home -
We give thanks.

For our luck and our skill and the richness of land,
For the strength and the wisdom of Our Father’s hand,
For the good that our churches and schools have taught,
For the devotion and affection their teachings have brought -
We give thanks.

For our family home that’s filled with love that is blest,
For each bird that flutters confidently leaving the nest,
For our nation with bounty stretched from sea to sea;
For our country whose known as “The Land of the Free” -
We give thanks.

There are religious Thanksgiving poems, short poems for children and funny turkey Thanksgiving Day poems that share thoughts from a turkey's point of view. No matter what your favorite style happens to be, whether it's rhyming words or stories please share them with your children and teach them early to appreciate the gifts that each day and season brings into our lives.

If you have a few Thanksgiving poems that you have written yourself or a favorite that you'd like to share with us, please send it and we'll include it in our series of poems of thanks.

Return to Motivational Inspirational Posters Poems and Quotes to find more poetry and quotations of spiritual encouragement.