Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thirty Days Hath November

image found here

Leaves twirl and crunch
  and the daylight wanes
   before the kids are tired


Cheers from the stadium
 drift on gusts of cool night air
  while you walk the dog

Grandma Costco bakes
 a thousand pumpkin pies
   and they are gone before seven

Aunt Myrtle calls
 volunteering 
  to bring the dressing
   
You lie 
  and say
  "That would be lovely"

Take an extra 
 helping
   at dinner tonight
  
It's time to start
 stretching your belly
 for Thanksgiving.

7 comments:

Pondside said...

:) That was cute.
Don't you just hate it when some self-righteous soul offers to bring a green salad?........all that guilt, painstakingly chopped and dices. Boring, boring.

Jen West said...

I super love the picture! And isn't it funny how we know what we love and know what to avoid at that repeated dinner! I can hardly wait!

Amanda said...

Very nice lyric!

That picture reminds me of a group I joined on facebook once. It was called "I'll go slightly out of my way to step on a crunchy looking leaf." And I do.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Laraine,

That is the very best poem about November that I have ever read!

That is so nice that you can count on your auntie to never forget the dressing.

Have a great weekend!

Kathy

Sue said...

I think my belly is already big enough...

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Average Girl said...

I love your Grandma Costco line... since I was in costco today looking at those yummy pumpkin pies!!!

Cheers Tracy
www.goodgirlgoneaverage.blogspot.com

karen said...

Grammie Costco DOES make good pies. Big ones too. And I'm with Sue - my belly is quite big enough, thank you. I'll just remember to wear some eatin' pants. (i.e. stretchy)