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POETRY: Giving thanks for lesser things, Thanksgiving 2011


Giving thanks for lesser things
- a sonnet for Thanksgiving Day
Creation doesn't care if we give thanks
for all its many parts we come across.
The wonders, charms, delights, and endless ranks
become for each of us our dross and gloss.

Society minds not if we care not
for fashion, fortune, future, fun, or fame.
The intrigue, scheme, deceit, and careful plot
beguile us into acts of blame and shame.

Unselfish neighbors overlook neglect
for hope of building good relationships.
Their undeserved concern and plain respect
entwine to cushion us from slips and skips.

Within the noisy prayers the boastful sings
let us be giving thanks for lesser things.

- Robert Stone, 24 November 2011
The next earlier Robert Stone poem A world anew. A sonnet

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