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Home for Thanksgiving

A Poem for an October Writing Prompt

By Kelsey ClareyPublished 5 months ago ā€¢ 1 min read
Home for Thanksgiving
Photo by Priscilla Du Preez šŸ‡ØšŸ‡¦ on Unsplash

No matter how old we get,

Or how far we move away,

in my heart we will always be

those little kids.

Playing pretend in our grandparents' basement,

endless games of after dinner tag in the backyard,

racing to choose the best pumpkins in the patch,

breaking up chestnut shells under our shoes

and throwing the nuts through the windows of the abandoned house next door.

Chatting excitedly about whose name we pulled for the Christmas draw,

and drifting off as the adults played cards into the night.

I give thanks for these memories,

and the way my hearts always back there -

even when I can't -

and that even if it looks different now,

I can always find myself home again.


This was written for Prompt #9 on Chloe Rose Violet's October Prompts list:


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About the Creator

Kelsey Clarey

Bisexual Canadian writer, editor, podcaster, and crafter. You can find me @islanderscaper most places on the internet and as part of the podcast Just Roll With It AP (@rollwithitap).

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  • Mariann Carroll5 months ago

    Beautiful and very relatable

  • Alex H Mittelman 5 months ago

    Wow! Fantastic October poem!

  • Poppy 5 months ago

    This is gorgeously nostalgic and sentimental

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