What’s A Cornucopia?

Whatever happened to
My deeply special Thanksgiving
When the food was so irresistible
And football wasn’t even my thing
The meals we all shared
Turkey “carved” at every table
The unconventional prayer
Spilling gravy on my lapel
Always the cranberry sauce
Smell of fresh baked rolls
The mac and cheese steaming hot
Greenbean casserole
It was a cozy winter’s time
As a young one with the
Aunts, uncles, and grandparents
Raising a goblet of fake champagne
Ding, ding, ding
For best wishes and merit
But now something is lost
And it’s just not the same
I suppose that’s the advent of growing up
Family has gotten smaller
And now the greatest thing is pies
And the football game

Writing 201: Day 8 – Flavor, Elegy, Enumeratio

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Author: Macbofisbil

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6 thoughts on “What’s A Cornucopia?”

    1. What I meant is the meal itself isn’t as special anymore – it goes really fast – and the highlight of the day has become watching football, which isn’t a bad thing at all but is very fun.

  1. What’s the cornucopia now, I guess is the question. It’s different; it’s changed. For better, for worse? I don’t know, pies and football doesn’t sound so bad. But all the details you share from the Thanksgiving of the past. Wow. They are honest and appealing from the fake champagne to spilling the gravy. “Always the cranberry sauce,” too. My favorite part of the meal, by the way. Still is. You’ve done a great job selecting a subject from the past and in the present and what, in tension, it might all mean. Thank you!

    1. The “fake champagne” was for us kids – the adults had the real thing 🙂 Yes, I suppose it isn’t that bad but I was just being sentimental. I’m glad you enjoyed.

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