Thursday, November 25, 2010

Alphabe-Thursday: Thankfulness Through the Alphabet

Anchovies for my pizza,
Artists for their Art
Bethany, my daughter,
Books that make me smart

Carols at Christmas time,
Cabins far from city lights
Daisy, my silly dog,
Dreams within deepest nights

Epiphanies that startle me,
Earthworms in the dirt
Friends that I’m fond of,
And comfy flannel shirts

Goofy grins from giggling girls,
God’s grace from prayers I’ve said
Heating pads that keep me warm
And the hair upon my head

Incandescent light bulbs,
Imaginative prose I’ve read
Jokes that make me laugh out loud
The jammies I wear to bed

Kansas trips in springtime,
Kisses from my kids
Lemon drops and lollipops,
Love’s lingering, seductive bid

Mr. Sister and Munchie-Boy,
The men I love the most
Noodles and noontime naps,
The North Carolina coast

Otters, opera and ottomans
Olives of all types
That perfect parking spot
And purple plums so ripe

Quirky humor, quality time,
Quiet moments with my quill
Radios, red robins,
And rubies that are real

Soft, snug sweaters, sisters, 
Sunsets at the beach
Thrift shops, trail mix and
Tea within my reach

Umbrellas, ukuleles,
Utensils for my food
Vacuums, my right to vote,
Vacations to change my mood

Waterfalls and written words,
Wandering walks within the wood
X, the cross of Christ’s crucifixion
and the one I carry, for my own good

Yardsticks to measure with,
Yeast for the bread I slice
Zippers to keep my pants in place
And my new found zest for life.

So many things to be grateful for
I’ve saved the best for last
For I am thankful for all of you
Who read these rhymes I draft!

Happy Thanksgiving!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Jenny Matlock

17 comments:

Cheryl said...

ABC gratitude lists always make me smile. This one was special.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Brian Miller said...

otters are way cool...anchovies though...i am grateful you like them smiles. have a wonderful thanksgiving!

Judie said...

Wow! You really went all out this week. What an excellent post!!

I'm a full-time mummy said...

Awesome awesome awesome!!! You're such a creative writer!

Happy Thanksgiving to you Polly!

Teresa said...

What a great Thanksgiving poem in keeping with Alphabe-Thursday! Loved this. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

Jackie said...

This is really something . Nice alphabet tribute . Happy Thanksgiving Polly!

Jo said...

wow! i loved that read ... so many things in life to be thankful for ... life is beautiful ... and so are your written words

Birgit said...

Wow. That's what I thought when I read your list/poem. Wow.

Wow. I just had to say it again. You did such a fantastic job!

Happy Thanksgiving!

-- Birgit

Jingle said...

u r super creative..

Happy Thanksgiving.
Thanks for the love in my blog post today...


awards/treats 4 u


keep rocking.

marisworld said...

Nobody can top that! well done

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

What a great Alphabet tribute. Well done!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

What a great Alphabet tribute. Well done!

Annesphamily said...

Wow! I love it! What a sweet tribute to Alphabe Thursday! Anne

a moderate life said...

Hi polly! What a lovely poem of gratitude! I would call that a joyful rampage for sure! I am visiting you from alphabet thursday and I am now following your blog. So glad you have tons to be thankful for! All the best, alex@amoderatelife

gayle said...

I love your list!!

Pondside said...

What a great Ode to Gratitude!

Jenny said...

Where is Julie Andrews when you need her?

She definitely needed to be singing this in her lovely, lilting voice.

This was amazing.

I read it to my husband and he thought I wrote it so he was awfully surprised at my poetic endeavor.

When I told him you had written it, he said, "oh, that explains it." Hmmm...

I decided to just leave that remark alone!

You are amazing.

A+

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