8 Thanksgiving Poems

A collection of Thanksgiving Poems to share with others to remind everyone, including ourselves, to count our blessings.

These Thanksgiving Poems are great to share around the Thanksgiving table with family and friends. We have many blessings to be thankful for each and every day not only on Thanksgiving Day!

May you and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving!

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  1. Fill Your Heart With Thanksgiving
    Poet: Helen Steiner Rice


    Take nothing for granted, for whenever you do
    The "joy of enjoying" is lessened for you -
    For we rob our own lives much more than we know
    When we fail to respond or in any way show
    Our thanks for the blessings that daily are ours . . .
    The warmth of the sun, the fragrance of flowers,
    The beauty of twilight, the freshness of dawn,
    The coolness of dew on a green velvet lawn,
    The kind little deeds so thoughtfully done,
    The favors of friends and the love that someone
    Unselfishly gives us in a myriad of ways,
    Expecting no payment and no words of praise -
    Oh, great is our loss when we no longer find
    A thankful response to things of this kind,
    For the joy of enjoying and the fullness of living
    Are found in the heart that is filled with thanksgiving



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  3. Blessings
    Poet: Patience Strong


    We're very quick to voice complaints, and grumble with a frown,
    If things go wrong and all our castles crash and tumble down.
    We air our little grievances, when we come home at night -
    And in that frame of mind you find that nothing turns out right...
    If only we would make a list - a new one every day-
    Of all the blessings we receive as we go on our way -
    We'd never reach the end of it - you'd be surprised to find,
    How many lovely little things would crowd into your mind....
    God pours His blessings from about - but we're to blind to see -
    And so we are the victims of our own stupidity...
    We fret our little lives away - we week and doubt and grieve -
    If only we would lift our hands and gratefully receive -
    The blessings He bestows on us if we but watch and pray -
    And look beyond the clouds to see the glory of each day.



  4. Thanksgiving
    Poet: Edgar A. Guest


    Gettin' together to smile an' rejoice,
    An' eatin' an' laughin' with folks of your choice;
    An' kissin' the girls an' declarin' that they
    Are growin more beautiful day after day;
    Chattin' an' braggin' a bit with the men,
    Buildin' the old family circle again;
    Livin' the wholesome an' old-fashioned cheer,
    Just for awhile at the end of the year.

    Greetings fly fast as we crowd through the door
    And under the old roof we gather once more
    Just as we did when the youngsters were small;
    Mother's a little bit grayer, that's all.
    Father's a little bit older, but still
    Ready to romp an' to laugh with a will.
    Here we are back at the table again
    Tellin' our stories as women an men.

    Bowed are our heads for a moment in prayer;
    Oh, but we're grateful an' glad to be there.
    Home from the east land an' home from the west,
    Home with the folks that are dearest an' best.
    Out of the sham of the cities afar
    We've come for a time to be just what we are.
    Here we can talk of ourselves an' be frank,
    Forgettin' position an' station an' rank.

    Give me the end of the year an' its fun
    When most of the plannin' an' toilin' is done;
    Bring all the wanderers home to the nest,
    Let me sit down with the ones I love best,
    Hear the old voices still ringin' with song,
    See the old faces unblemished by wrong,
    See the old table with all of its chairs
    An I'll put soul in my Thanksgivin' prayers.



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  6. A Thanksgiving Prayer
    Poet: Blanche Lea Walden


    For those who bravely dared to face
    The wolf-fangs of the sea,
    To find a land where they might dwell
    In faith and liberty.
    For pioneers who blazed the trails
    And broke the virgin sod
    With strength and spirit, firm, and sure,
    Today, we thank thee, God!

    For ancestors with a vision
    As wide and deep and high
    And as filled with stars of promise
    As the eternal sky,
    For health and homes and country
    And laughter, sweet and gay
    For all of these - and love and faith
    We thank thee, God, today!



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  8. Thanksgiving Song
    Poet: Laura Lee Randall


    This is the day the Lord hath made;
    Be glad, give thanks, rejoice;
    Stand in his presence, unafraid,
    In praise lift up your voice.
    All perfect gifts are from above,
    And all our blessings show
    The amplitude of God's dear love
    Which every heart may know.

    The Lord will hear before we call,
    And every need supply;
    Good things are freely given to all
    Who on His word rely.
    We come today to bring Him praise
    Not for such gifts alone,
    But for the higher, deeper ways
    In which His love is shown.

    For sin destroyed, for sorrow healed.
    For health and peace restored;
    For Life and Love by Truth revealed,
    We thank and bless the Lord.
    This is the day the Lord hath made,
    In praise lift up your voice.
    In shining robes of joy arrayed,
    Be glad, give thanks, rejoice.



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We hope these Thanksgiving poems are ones that you will share with your family and friends. The Poets all have different verses but in the end, they are expressing there gratitude and appreciation for all that they have been blessed with!


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