The Thanksgiving Story
by Lauren Setum, Allied Member ASID
Twas the day before Thanksgiving, and all through the city
Not a hostess was ready, oh what a pity!
The gourds were arranged on the table with care
Could they be the meal the family would share?
But the children had anticipated this celebration for weeks
They'd even helped bake some of the treats
The pilgrims and indians had made a feast
There was no reason to eat gourds for dinner, not in the least!
Then a noise from the woods gave them a fright
To the window they went to catch glimpse of the sight
But with winter drawing near, it was already dark
So they turned on their light that resembled tree bark
Treetop chandelier from Currey & Company
Look as they might, they just could not see
What could the noise possibly be?
Outside they raced, jackets in hand
Running across many acres of land
Print by Sarah Welch of Minneapolis: http://www.etsy.com/listing/103266312/northern-lake-hand-printed-linocut
At the first sight of camo, they knew they would feast
On the turkey the hunter said was 'the size of a beast'
Though the hostess was grateful, she knew it was clear
That turkey would be on the wall forever, just like the deer...