Twas the Nite of Thanksgiving…

Twas the Nite of Thanksgiving
But I just couldn’t sleep 
I tried counting backwards, 
I tried counting sheep. 

The leftovers beckoned – 
The dark meat and white 
But I fought the temptation 
With all of my might 

Tossing and turning 
With anticipation 
The thought of a snack 
Became infatuation. 

So, I raced to the kitchen, 
Flung open the door 
And gazed at the fridge, 
Full of goodies galore. 

Gobbled up turkey 
And buttered potatoes, 
Pickles and carrots, 
Beans and tomatoes. 

I felt myself swelling 
So plump and so round, 
‘Til all of a sudden, 
I rose off the ground. 

I crashed through the ceiling, 
Floating into the sky 
With a mouthful of pudding 
And a handful of pie. 

But, I managed to yell 
As i soared past the trees…. 
Happy eating to all – 
Pass the cranberries, please. 

May your stuffing be tasty, 
May your turkey be plump. 
May your potatoes ‘n gravy 
Have nary a lump, 

May your yams be delicious 
May your pies take the prize, 
May your Thanksgiving dinner 
Stay off of your thighs. 

Happy Turkey Day!

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