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Wednesday, 22 November 2006
Thanksgiving
Mood:  celebratory
Topic: Life

Thanksgiving

 

England’s king was disobeyed

by Puritans to abandon their faith.

On the Mayflower ship they sailed

through Atlantic ocean waves.

 

On November 1620

a hundred two Puritans came

to the shores of America.

Two months lasted their voyage.

 

They set sail soon again,

and they landed on December

on the Plymouth Harbor beach,

where the nation had begun.

 

Harsh was winter of that year,

only half of them survived,

helped by Cape Cod’s corn

stored by Indians in the sand.

 

With them Indians made peace treaty,

helped the Pilgrims to survive,

in the wilderness hunt and fight

because Pilgrims were townspeople.

 

Being thankful to the Indians

Pilgrims have invited them

to the Harvest Feast,

which for us became Thanksgiving.

 

As we gather at the table

to eat turkey, pumpkin pie, sweet potatoes…

We celebrate and talk about the past

as the Indians and the Pilgrims did.

 

© Artur Wielgus 2006

 

 


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