On this day when thoughts of good and well and right
infuse themselves in stomachs bursting full,
one needs pause to see the irrelevance of might
and from our best, our bright, our love, to cull
all memory, satiated with fear of less
and stop to ponder on this day
what better ways we might glean to redress
the empty mouths and lives of those without say.
For this once year time we’re given time
for smiles of loved ones, lives of laughter’d ranks.
Then through the eyes of gratitude we’ll climb
to rest in God’s full bosom, hearts ripe with thanks.