A Funny Thanksgiving Dinner Poem to Read Before Dinner!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families! To my surprise, I received a funny Thanksgiving dinner poem from Jane-Ann Heitmueller today in my email. I am passing her funny Thanksgiving dinner poem, Gobble, on to you in hopes that you will share it with your family as you sit down to Thanksgiving dinner. I know it will start your Thanksgiving dinner with smiles and some chuckles, too! Or…it might be even funnier after dinner when everyone is stuffed from over-eating…decide for yourself!


By Jane-Ann Heitmueller

That “gobble” word, I wonder how it ever came to be?
The Pilgrims claimed ‘twas uttered by Tom Turkey in the tree,
But if the truth is brought to light, on this Thanksgiving day,
WE are the real, true gobblers, in every single way.

We gobble up the dressing and we gobble up the ham.
We gobble every green bean and we gobble up each yam.
We “oh” and “ah” each morsel as the gobbling is resumed,
And savor every tid-bit as if all must be consumed.

Old Tom, a grin upon his face, a gleam within his eye,
He views us as we moan and stuff in that last crumb of pie.
We’ve  gobbled into agony.  We’ve gobbled into pain.
We’ve gobble as if the good Lord has given us no brain.

How filled and foolish we do feel, as we observe our girth;
Such excess, oh for goodness sake, what really is it worth?
We made a promise, just last year, we’d not make this mistake
And how we wish we’d kept it, as we feel our stomach ache!

Thus, we admit to one and all old Tom up in that tree is not
The real, true gobbler….
My dear, it’s you and me!

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