Homemade Thanksgiving

Today I am happy to share with you a poem written in celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday. It was written during a Thanksgiving past, when I was celebrating with my parents & friends in my childhood home.

May it warm your heart and fill your senses! I wish you, your families and friends a wonderful holiday. I’m thankful to still be writing, pursuing my passion — with the love of family and friends surrounding me.


Sweet scents of cinnamon, ginger & nutmeg

dance within this home of my childhood,

Pumpkins adorn the windows, glimpsing at

fallen leaves of orange & red hues nearby.

I am greeted with hugs & smiles,

given a place at the table and asked to

make a blessing.

Candles flicker atop the delicate cloth

covering the cherry wood,

I am impatient to taste

the scrumptious treats beside me –

candied yams, corn casserole,

soft butter-rolls, roasted turkey with dressing.

I open the prayer book, reciting the blessing

that begins our traditions.

An array of delicious confections –

apple, pumpkin, cranberry pies

and vanilla ice cream

march in precision to form a line

behind this feast.

My belly over-full, body tired and mind content,

I relax by the fire sipping hot chocolate & eggnog,

resting peacefully within the warmth of this

Homemade Thanksgiving.

Copyright November 24, 2016 Stacie Eirich