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The Purpose of Reflecting and Keeping a Positive Focus: A Thanksgiving Poem

Missy is a unique writer who enjoys inviting her readers into her thoughts through her poetry and other topics of discussion.  

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My Thoughts on this Thanksgiving Eve

Happy Thanksgiving to All! I am writing this on the eve of this holiday, and it was important for me to set a tone for the theme that would incorporate the happenings in America today, but also to focus on how the holiday came to be. How history has for many, many, years, fought to bring us to a very diverse world, and how crucial it is to continue along that path and do our best to keep traveling ahead and not to trail backwards.

Many of us are doing our best to keep this positive outlook for our future with the upsetting outcome of our latest presidential election. No doubt, we will have to fight every year to work in a way that does not divide what we should all believe America stands for.

This does not only affect America though. It affects the world, and our communication with other countries. To have a President elect now that threatens to build walls and throw out immigrants in alarming rates is a concern for our values as Americans. We must keep our heads up, and not bow down to a government that should work for us, not against us. We must continue to voice our concerns and opinions. Please be aware the smallest voice of reason could move a mountain. With the invention of social media and its popularity rising, everyone has a voice now. Though some are negative in nature, I truly believe love will always trump hate.

So, please keep writing, protesting, talking with others and forming friendships around the world and in our own country. Never give up on swaying the people who do not believe in a positive and peaceful world that there is the possibility in all of us to find freedom. Most of all, be thankful for what you have today, and humble to the greed of others. Find the importance in daily living. I Thank You!



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Before you read my poem, I hope that you truly take heart to what this holiday means for American tradition and our way of life. Right now, as I type, our friends the Sioux Indians in North Dakota are protesting a pipeline that will destroy their land and livelihood. This is unfair and should not be an issue in our world today. Dangerous retaliation from law enforcement is taking place. Water cannons in freezing weather among other extreme tactics have been taken to keep the Sioux people along with many other protesters of diverse culture at bay. This is unlawful, and I ask you to keep them in your prayers this holiday.

There are many websites that are taking donations. If you cannot afford donations, make sure you hashtag #NoDAPL in your Facebook and Twitter comments to show support and hopefully get President Obama to fight harder for a solution. Thanks!

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The Eve of Reflection (Thanksgiving)

Is this not the Eve of

grace, a day to reflect

of yesterday’s fate?


To be set in a mental

focus, to share thanks

and giving to all

ere long.


We atone even to the

ones whom declared a

change...


that would base our lives

with unfairness...


from vain inclinations

about our world, we

shall tomorrow forget

absurd inclusions.


Na’er to let the vile days

blow those gray clouds

upon our respected homage...


a pilgrimage to the natives'

land, a history unforgotten.


And the turkey shall gobble

in a brilliant remembrance of a

great merge of oneness...


descending colorful leaves blown

from the trees a humbleness

falling within us.


So, cast aside the humans

of hateful determination...


Saying our prayer to all

the world for another

Thanksgiving is upon us...

© 2016 Missy Smith

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