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There's Something Quite Special: A free verse poem about some of the things that make Thanksgiving such a special day
Posted by Michael K, Nov 24, 2007. 2002 views. ID = 335

There's Something Quite Special

Posted by Michael K, Nov 24, 2007. 2002 views. ID = 335
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There's something quite special about
A day set aside for family
For giving thanks and breaking bread
For laughing and talking and football and things;
There's something quite special about that.

There's something quite special about
Children who giggle and poke,
Who laugh and tease and can't sit still
Who can't wait to escape the grownup discussions;
There's something quite special about that.

There's something quite special about
Babies in booster seats
With eyes open wide in wonderment
With mashed carrots and peas in eyebrows and ears;
There's something quite special about that.


There's something quite special about
Cousins and uncles and such
Who see each other, maybe twice a year
But whose eyes still meet with affection and joy;
There's something quite special about that.

There's something quite special about
Grandmothers, grandfathers
Overseeing mayhem with smiles, helping
Young parents discover the ways and joys of parenting;
There's something quite special about that.

There's something quite special about
A day set aside for resting,
To recover from all that specialness
Of a day set aside for celebration and offering thanks;
There's something quite special about that.

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