Ever since my mother was a young girl, my family has had a Thanksgiving tradition where each child has to write a poem about what they are thankful for. This year, I wrote a couplet (a poem where each set of two lines rhymes) that encapsulates what I am thankful for, and at the request of my family, I am posting it here. (NOTE: Due to the spacing on WordPress, I have to put each rhyming couplet in one line).
Thanksgiving Poem 2016
I am thankful for:
My family’s constant support and love, which is truly a gift from up above.
Each and every one of my friends, on whom I always can depend.
My teachers, who have always believed that whatever I want, I can achieve.
My parents, who are always able to put a roof over my head and food on the table.
Living in America, with everything I need; already the best country in the world, indeed!
Now, I’d like to take this moment to pray for those without a family or place to stay.
For the people in desperate need who don’t know how to write or read.
For the people who, no matter how hard they try, are barely even scraping by.
For the people who wish on stars, begging to be accepted for who they are.
For the people told they can never win because of the color of their skin.
For the people living through a war, who don’t have anything worth fighting for.
Today, we thank God for giving us all we need, and ask God to help others succeed.
Because even though things may seem tough, we must always remember those with less than us.