Pastor Seth – Poems and Musings

American Thanksgiving



The year 1620,

One hundred and two sail

For the glory of God,

A new land did they hail.


For King and their country,

In the presence of God

Did covenant themselves

A body politic. Awed.


But just one year later

Only fifty-five remained.

In spite of their hardships,

Their God had sustained.


And Chief Massasoit

With ninety fellow braves

Hunted and killed five deer,

Food enough for three days!


A grand Thanksgiving feast

With their Indian friends,

And a treaty of peace.

The Pilgrims did transcend.


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