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Alden Lieberg's five Thanksgiving Day-related poems

We Should Be So Thankful We should be so thankful For the roof that's over our head. And not be a homeless person Sleeping in a box instead. A table we can sit up to With potatoes, bread and meat. And not being hungry all the time And begging on ...

We Should Be So Thankful

We should be so thankful

For the roof that's over our head.

And not be a homeless person

Sleeping in a box instead.

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A table we can sit up to

With potatoes, bread and meat.

And not being hungry all the time

And begging on the street

Plenty of clothing for us to wear

And washers to get them clean.

Clothes for winter or summer

Or anytime in between.

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A bed we have to sleep in

With a pillow to lay our head.

And not just laying on the ground

And freezing cold, instead.

A car we have to drive

To go where we have to go.

To use if we go shopping

Or visit someone we know.

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The freedom to go to Church

Any Church of our choice.

The freedom of free speech,

The freedom to voice our voice.

Thanksgiving Day

A special day to remember

The things we are thankful for.

The food from our bountiful harvest

Our friends and so much more.

The freedom we have in this country

Much enjoyed by you and me.

The sacrifice of troops abroad

We know freedom is not free.

Thankful for the roof over our head

And having the fuel for heat.

Clothing to wear for all seasons

And plenty of food to eat.

Being thankful if we are healthy

Something that money can't buy.

Good health is truly a blessing

Can't buy, even if you try.

We are so Thankful

We should be so thankful

To live in The Land of the Free.

We thank all those in the military

For this freedom for you and me.

We should be so thankful indeed

For the shoes upon our feet.

The clothes we have to keep us warm

And the food we have to eat.

We should be so thankful

That our bills, we are able to pay.

And thank you for the friends we have

Who help us out each day.

We should be so thankful

For the blessing received each day.

Help us all to be thankful Lord

And thank you as we pray.

Are we Thankful?

Are we thankful for our blessings?

The roof that's over our head?

The food that's on the table?

The comfort of a nice warm bed?

What about the clothes we wear,

And shoes upon our feet?

A home that we can go to,

And fuel so there is heat?

All the friends that greet us,

And those who show concern?

The teachers that are in our schools,

That help our children learn?

Are we thankful for our jobs,

That puts food upon our table?

Thankful for the knowledge,

To do what we are able?

We have much to be thankful for,

How easy it is to complain.

Be thankful for the sun each day,

And even when there is rain.

Thankful, all year

Thanksgiving isn't the only time

To share our blessings with others.

We should, many times a year

Share with our sisters and brothers.

Especially with those less fortunate

Those who have less than us.

Maybe someone who is homeless

Or has bad luck, whatever he does.

We have so much to be thankful for

And just to mention a few.

I'm thankful to have a great family

And thankful for friends like you.

All in all I am thankful

Nearly every day of the year.

A nice warm house and plenty to eat

And friends that are always near.

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