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Seven Servings of Tasty Thanksgiving Haiku Poems

Whether you fan it or ban it, there’s something for everyone. Enjoy!

By Denise SheltonPublished 2 years ago 1 min read
Top Story - November 2022
Seven Servings of Tasty Thanksgiving Haiku Poems
Photo by Mikkel Bergmann on Unsplash

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, but it’s not all gravy. Here is a sampling of the many moods it inspires.

A Mayflower Tragedy

What if the ship sank

Would cranberry sauce exist?

When would we eat it?

Because No Ovens

Did Pilgrims have pie?

Turkey, for sure; squash, maybe

But pie? Unlikely

A Cautionary Thanksgiving Tip

Plan now to eat less

So it’s not your pants button

Taking out an eye


I’m grateful for life

I’m thankful I have enough

Hope I always do

Hot Air at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Sponsored big balloons

Incite seasonal excess

Traditional tripe

Empty Chairs

Silent witnesses

To my cherished memories

When we were many


Turkey, pumpkin pie,

Stuffing, potatoes, gravy

Extra syllables

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Denise Shelton

Denise Shelton writes on a variety of topics and in several different genres. Frequent subjects include history, politics, and opinion. She gleefully writes poetry The New Yorker wouldn't dare publish.

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  • Georgenes Medeirosabout a year ago

    Nice work...

  • Beth Fryabout a year ago

    A complete meal of all aspects of Thanksgiving! And well said. Empty chairs and extra syllables my fav parts. Thank you!!!

  • Bryant Grayabout a year ago

    This is great!

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  • Shah Hussainabout a year ago

    Good...how i can improve my readers???to earn??

  • No Real Balanceabout a year ago

    Empty Chairs = Powerful in so few words

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  • Shaun Waltersabout a year ago

    A lot of great ones! Empty Chairs really struck me

  • Raymond G. Taylorabout a year ago

    Well done and loved the thanksgiving theme and the connection with history. One of my short stories ended with a thanksgiving celebration and I wonder how authentic it is, given than I have never been part of a thanksgiving. If you have a minute to take a look, I would appreciate any comments. The story is historical, based (loosely) on an incident in the Oklahoma territory during the days of the land run. https://vocal.media/fiction/the-brothers-of-logan-county Congratulations again on your win

  • Denise Shelton (Author)about a year ago

    Thank you all for your kinds words. It means the world to me!

  • KW7112 years ago

    Love this. What a tasty, poetic treat. 😍

  • Chris Riggio2 years ago

    This is great

  • Gina B.2 years ago

    This brought me so much joy!

  • Blake O'Connor2 years ago

    Each one better than the next. Absolutely scrumptious and delectable :)

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  • Babs Iverson2 years ago

    Fantastic!!! Love them all💕😊🥰💕

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