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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Thanksgiving (04/18/05)

TITLE: Tis Thanksgiving
By Carol Dee Meeks
04/24/05


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My eyes viewed
The sea of Autumn
That lay before us,
And I pondered the hearts
Of the first Pilgrims.

Surely, they must have stopped
All their busys and chatter,
Their new adventures and clatter,
To give thanks for safety
And the magnificence
Of Autumnís attire.

The crimson, golden glistening
Of the Cottonwoods and Aspens
Glow and shimmer
Their skirts of leaves
Before their last hurrah
And Winterís barren slumber.

The golds, the reds, the yellows
As diamonds;
Wave this time of year,
As beautiful then, as now.

And the harvest,
So delicious;
As the seasonís beauty.

Beauty all around
For all eyes to see, this majesty.
Beauty all around
As much as the sand upon the sea.
What perfect peace,
This Autumnal harmony.

And we give thanks
Upon Americaís banks.


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Carol Adams04/27/05
I enjoyed your poem. It reminds me of the song, America the Beautiful. Yes, we have
much to be thankful about.
donna robinson04/28/05
Indeed, the trials they had, sharing a land, almost starving to death and then to find people different from them coming to their aid. I enjoyed this read
Helga Doermer04/29/05
Some lovely imagery, such as 'the sea of autumn.
Deborah Porter 05/03/05
Carol, I thought this was a very good entry and loved the perspective you came from. The only problem was that it was under the word count limit for challenge entries - not by much, but not close enough to be able to include. So unfortunately we had to disqualify it. The minimum word count is 150 words, and your entry was 131. Like I said, it wasn't far out, but too far to allow. It wouldn't have been fair to anyone else. I'm so sorry. Please don't be discouraged though, I love to see poetry in the Challenge and thought this was quite delightful. With love, Deb (Challenge Coordinator)