Go Stuff Yourself

Thanksgiving, poetry, humor, Modern PhilosopherThanksgiving time

Is back again,

And that can only mean

One thing…

You must give in

To the deepest,


Highest caloric

Desires of your belly.

Sure, this holiday

Is about gratitude.

I mean,

It’s right there

In the name,

Captain Obvious.

But sometimes,

You have to think

Outside the box,

And since it is


That box to which

I just referred

Is obviously

The most

Important one

Of all…

The one

That contains

The stuffing mix.

On paper,

This Thursday

Is all about

Giving thanks,

But in reality,

It’s all about

The food.

Go feed yourself,


Make sure

That turkey

Did not die

In vain.

Let the gravy flow

Like a magic

Brown river

You only get

To swim in

Once a year.

Cranberry sauce

For everyone…

Even the relatives

You’re embarrassed

To acknowledge

In public.

And don’t even

Get me started

On the stuffing.

Just put that

Damn bowl

Next to me.

The stuffing

Should never

Be beyond

Arm’s reach

Unless you want

This dinner

To dissolve

Into a food fight.

I say this

With the warmest,

Most loving


Go stuff yourself!

It’s Thanksgiving.

Feed your face,

Pad your tummy,

But make sure

You save room

For dessert.

Apple pie?

Yes, please.

I’m ready to

Go stuff myself.

Happy Thanksgiving!

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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5 Responses to Go Stuff Yourself

  1. davidprosser says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Austin.

  2. chulai1968 says:

    Well, I don’t observe Thanksgiving or any other ‘holidays’ anymore… for a very personal reason. But, I recall the table overflowing with the wonderful food, and the warmth of all the family and friends gathered around. Yes, they were ‘Good Times’…. perhaps, too good.
    Don’t over indulge tomorrow. Save some for leftovers later in the week. A turkey sandwich with the Saturday afternoon football games can be a very good thing.
    Cherish those with whom you’ll be gathering tomorrow.

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