the little tree called out to me
waving it's jewel colored leaves
gathering ten or twenty, sure that's plenty
i had a plan in mind.
i wanted more than turkey or pie
i wanted something else to remember
this thanksgiving day by.
i made my request
(to grumbles and eye rolls)
but lo and behold
they did as they were told.
(gently asked really.)
it made them stop
it made us think
thankful words did appear
on every one
this gift of leaves from the little tree.
and one more thing...
today was a very good day for this giving tree and me.