Thanksgiving Family Tradition

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My sons eyes opened wide 

When I pulled on the slide

On the airplanes 

Opening door partition

I had took the time 

Without being sublime

To explain the Reith Family's 

Thanksgiving tradition 

Maybe he had thought it pure jest 

His bulging eyes processed

As his parachute opened 

He wore a look of derision

His body had spun 

His look registered stunned

Like this was some kind of 

Unreasonable decision

It was expected of the youngest born 

Before Thanksgiving morn

To bring back from the nearest forest 

A bird

After a mighty and fierce war 

With piles of blood spilled 


He put on a look 

That I mistook 

As if my demands 

Were patently absurd

After the last desperate howl 

Of the game but defeated fowl 

He would drag the beast back 

To where we were living 

And as hard as he was able 

Slam it down! 

On the dinner table

And holler loudly

To All!  

A Happy Thanksgiving!

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