Tis a Time to Give Thanks


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    Happy Thanksgiving to all.

    Tis a Time to Give Thanks


    As the season turns from winter, then to spring and then to fall

    Our minds turn to visions of times past, some difficult to recall.

    Leaves bathed in vivid colors swirl around us in a festive like dance.

    Covering the ground with a blanket of ornamental brilliance

    Cool breezes announce the festivities and the smell of the earth fills the air

    The scene is slowly being set; the time to give thanks is drawing near.


    We look inward and reflect and try to think only of our many blessings.

    We struggle to set aside worldly issues that bring rise to misgivings.

    We think of loved ones, of turkey and dressing and steaming yellow yams.

    We think of our brothers and sisters fighting wars in far distant lands.

    We pray for peace and for forgiveness. We pray to be forever free of fear

    The curtain is rising; the time to give thanks is drawing near.


    In these times of abundance we must think long and think hard.

    For there are those that have little and there are those deeply scarred.

    Remember, it is only by our hand that the less fortunate can be served.

    It is only through our charity that lives may be preserved.

    So rejoice in the season and reach out to all that are in need.

    Tis a time to give thanks, God will remember your good deed.


    ©Copyright 2007 Charlie Gragg 

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    jademelissa74 commented on Tis a Time to Give Thanks


    Charlie, there is cadence in your work that can be appreciated in each line. I love the message, the imagery and the passion that you always use to craft your pieces. You are a very talented young man. God bless you and many thanks to God above and to you for sharing your work. Many blessings your way.



    Thank you and have a wonderful Christmas and holiday season.

    Stryx commented on Tis a Time to Give Thanks


    A full measure of the fall and Thanksgiving season, as you tell what we all feel.



    Thanks William.

    WordSlinger commented on Tis a Time to Give Thanks


    I love all of this, and thanks to our soldiers, and i want to thank you for our friendship. Great write, WS



    Thanks for your kind words. The kinships that we develop here are indeed special.

    stellar commented on Tis a Time to Give Thanks


    Beautiful indeed...YOu really captured the essence of thanksgiving....Great write ^_^ v



    Thank you my friend.

    HarverTomsson commented on Tis a Time to Give Thanks


    Hampton, you have done well. I appreciate the flowing out of unselfishness that begins with loved ones, and ends with strangers, except that they share membership in the human family.



    Thank you and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

    Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.

    Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Greek philosopher.

    Hampton’s Poems (111)

    Title Comments
    Title Comments
    Searching 5
    The Poetess 14
    Nonsense 12
    Solitude 18
    Lame Limericks 14
    Message to Papa 15
    Young Jimmy O’Fallon 11
    The Computer From Hell 18
    Life Ain’t for Sissies 16
    The Mind In Motion 13
    The Game of Poetry 9
    Silence 55
    WordSlinger 19
    Holiday Thoughts 12
    Sweet Mary 18
    From White to Grey to Black 19
    The Reckoning 12
    And All of That Jazz 16
    Today 25
    No Offense, Just My Opinion 16
    Lucky 10
    You’re Only as Old as You Feel 13
    Saturday Night 13
    Political Change? 14
    The Female Gender 17
    I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? ( With Epilogue) 10
    I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? 7
    Remembering 11
    This Web We Weave 13
    The End 16
    The Day the Clouds Cried 16
    The Path of Life 12
    My Mother Ruth 12
    Humanities Challenge 14
    A Cowboy's Perspective 12
    July in Buda Texas 14
    The OP Poets Parade 20
    The Chatelaine 12
    Shot Through the Heart 17
    Poetry and Fine Wine 18
    The Man What Am 10
    The Final Beat of My Heart 16
    The Rainbow of Poets 19
    A Cowboy's Lament 13
    Of This World I am Not 17
    The Wee People 19
    An Evening at an Irish Pub 15
    The Scent of Love 14
    Fresh News from Buda Texas 16
    Memories of Times Past 13
    The Dance of the Poets 20
    The Confession 14
    Road to Obscurity 18
    Barbara 14
    Shadows 15
    Prescience 17
    Words That Bind 54
    Wondering 26
    New Year News from Buda Texas 13
    We Are All Witnesses 16
    Christmas 25
    A Cowboy’s Prayer 29
    The 9 ers 24
    Love Defined 27
    Tis a Time to Give Thanks 21
    More News From Buda Texas 26
    Choices 26
    News from Buda, Texas 21
    In Search of God 21
    Writers of Poems (WOPs) 26
    Out of the Darkness 15
    Visions from Within the Mist 18
    Baseball 12
    The Night Stalker 16
    The Man I Presume to be Buck 16
    The Sounds of Time 17
    The Little Man in the Green Hat 18
    Blah Blah Blah 14
    One Two Three 13
    Carpe Viam 11
    Love in the Afternoon 13
    The Moth 14
    Lost & Dungeons of the Mind 11
    The Creative Process 19
    The Truth and the Tribe 19
    The Long Wait. 19
    Feathers 26
    The Arrow 14
    Take Two Cialis and Call Me in the Morning 26
    Ghostly Images 16
    Friends 11
    Angels Without Wings 20
    The Rider 16
    Pride and Shame 18
    The Winning Poet is.... 21
    Memories 13
    Politicians 67
    Your Mailbox Is Empty 18
    God's Visit 17
    Poets and Poems 20
    Love Thy Neighbor 13
    Renewal 8
    The Roar of Silence 17
    Blessed Are These Days 4
    Time and Space 5
    Life's Journey 8
    Gift To The Fallen 16
    Hunger 21
    The Antique Shop 30