Oct. 22, 2022

Thanksgiving Y2k

Despite the freezing, wintry storms,
Generous souls are proven warm
As grateful hearts this thankful eve,
Are poised to give and not receive.
Human kindness magically soars.
Many embrace the sick and poor.
Corporations and bikers clubs,
Join to share much needed grub:
Turkey, Brown Bags, and full meals.
Sick and homeless—meals on wheels.
And though uncertainty fills the air,
There's joy for Thanksgiving's near,
When folks unite to take a part
Of faith renewed in the human heart.
Perhaps tomorrow, It'll all go away,
But for now it's Thanksgiving Day,
As millions respond this y2k
In a warm, kind, and heartfelt way.

Reflecting a Town's Mood. Written immediately following the 2000 Presidential Election—won by President George Bush—the country being divided over the results of hanging, pregnant and indented chads.

(c) 2022 Walterrean Salley