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The Gathering (poem)


Once more the time has come to gather there

Once more the clan will divvy out its share

Once more forgotten vet’rans leave their lair

Once more the faint will muster to the dare


Shall we again see carnage as before

Shall we be roused by heroes‘chants of yore

Shall we cry out as champions play for more

Shall we fall faint as limbs from bodies tore


With sword in hand we meet upon this day

With sword in hand our bounty we display

With sword in hand we give contender sway

With sword in hand we gorge to all’s dismay


We gather here with pride; this is our lot

We gather here; for this our family fought

We gather here; for those who now cannot

We gather here to pray; for values taught


O Lord we thank you once again for this

For bringing us together safely and as one family

For Grandma bless and protect her, and this fine meal

For another Thanksgiving together…

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