Conservative Poet Tom Zart's = THE FIRST THANKSGIVING
by Tom Zart

THE FIRST THANKSGIVING


The pilgrims held their first Thanksgiving
At Plymouth in October 1621.
The bitter winter of 1620, was over
With a loss of many father, mother, daughter or son.

Life for survivors was much better now
As a good harvest improved what was rationed
Settlers enjoyed good health and prosperity
As homes were raised from the logs they fashioned.

They walked unafraid and safely in the woods
For they had made peace with the Indians.
After the signing a long-lasting treaty
Natives and Pilgrims shared the land as friends.

Sending four men to shoot waterfowl and wild turkeys
The Pilgrims decreed a holiday of good fortune
A chief was invited who brought 90 braves
And five deer to increase the portion.

It was an open-air roast and festival
Held along the north bank of Town Brook.
Where there were games of skill, chance and dance
While everyone gorged on the feast they cooked.

From then on Thanksgiving spread through the colonies
Though each region chose its own date.
Till in 1789 President Washington proclaimed
November 26 a day to give thanks and celebrate.

The theme of Thanksgiving has always been the same.
Though its date has changed many times.
A day for giving and remembering the less fortunate
Expressing thankfulness with our prayers, hearts and minds.

It is our duty as a nation to acknowledge providence
Of Almighty God, and to obey His will.
To be grateful for His blessings, and protection
As we humbly partake in the tables we fill.


THANKSGIVING


It's a time of plenty and a time for prayer
A time for families to gather and share.
It's a time to remember those pilgrims past
A time to celebrate life, while it last.

As we bow our heads around the table
With turkey, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie.
Before we feast we'll thank our Lord
For the blessings of the year gone by.

Old Jack Frost is freezing on the windows
As outside the bitter wind blows.
While inside there's a red, hot fire
Which welcomes and warms both hearts and souls.


By Conservative Poet
Tom Zart
Most Published Poet
On The Web


TOM ZART'S RADIO POEMS

You can hear all of Tom Zart's 325 poems
of love, war, faith and more 24-7 on web radio at

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Tom Zart ARCHIVES:

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Poet and Author of
Love War And More 
225 poems published by Publish America;
SHEPHERDS of LIFE e-book 350 poems,
CD "MEMORIES" 28 poems with music
by Bill Crain for sale on the web under
Tom Zart and or Bill Crain.


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