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November Snow and Thanksgiving
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By Geneva Poynter
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 November Snow and Thanksgiving

The whole sky had turned an ominous gray.

The fireplace had tongues of yellow and red.

We watched for the deluge headed our way,

Glad to be inside and ready for bed.


We awoke to a white swirling snowstorm

Sculpting all the landscape like filigree.

It makes the world look clean from in “the warm,”

Maybe just like fragile fine lace, to me.


We’ll go “over the river, through the woods”

Through wind-drifted snow, driving all the way.

We’ll think of all the “cans” or “coulds” or “shoulds”

Before we’re bundled up and on our way.


We thank God for our daily bread and home,

Because we know that there are some today

Who don’t have these things beneath heaven’s dome.

Let’s give to them as God’s love we convey. 


Thanksgiving is a way of life, I’ve read,

Not just a day in the year we observe.

By prayer, The Word and preaching we are fed.

Thank God, His love’s not given “on the curve.”


“The Lord is my Shepherd. I shall not want.”

He leads each day in the way I should go.

If I trust in Him, the way will not daunt

Midst trials of this life and November’s snow.




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Submitted: Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 18, 2009

About the Poet
I asked Jesus to be my Savior when I was 11 - that was almost 70 years ago as of June 2015. My husband and I had been married for 54 years as of March 2010 before he went Home to Heaven, and we have one son & daughter in law and 3 grandchildren.

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