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Thanksgiving Poem


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By Gloria Magallanes

Senior Staff Writer 

In the morning I open my eyes, inhale and say thank you God.

Then my feet touch the ground and I walk forth.

Keeping my balance,

On the narrow path I’ve chosen.

Everyday I have a reason to be thankful.

No, I’m not ashamed.

I’ll bow my head, close my eyes, and pray.

I’ll thank God,

For life and

For what I can see and

What I can do.

For every possibility under the sun.

I’ll thank God for every beating heart I’ve been given to love.

And for all the hands I have to hold.

I’ll say thank you,

For all the little and big things,

Which means,

Thanksgiving is more than just a day

More than just a word

It’s a feeling

One of emotion

One of raw sincerity and truth

Everyday is Thanksgiving Day

For those who know the difference

Between the good and the bad.

Between life and death.

It’s being thankful even when it hurts,

Even when we’re weak,

Even when we don’t believe.

Being thankful may turn your life around.

So you see,

Thanksgiving is not just one once a year,

It’s everyday.

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