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A little Thanksgiving poem
by Georg E Mateos

Saturday, November 22, 2008
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Another year, another Thanksgiving's Day and we since that day have been giving thanks to God and forgot every year to say thanks to the food bearers.
It this not now the time to end the forgetfulness and publicly say thanks to our brother ans sisters Native Americans? after all, we have been living in their home long enough without paying rent, the least we can do is to offer our gratitude...

The place of hunger was in Plymouth
in sixteen twenty one year of the Lord
we had hungry children, and many sick,
we prayed but our spirit was very low,
then someone said, ďthe Indians are coming!Ē
went outside, had a sight to much behold,
carrying on their arms there was food
an offer of friendship sent us by God.

The Good Book tell us that every man
is our brother, break bread with him to,
the Father didnít make us all that different,
we are the ones making of lambs and wolves;
it says that you must help the weak and infirm
and be the arms helping up the one that falls,
He didnít create everything without a reason,
we should listen with our heart to His voice.

A little Thanksgiving poem my indian friend,
to let you that forgotten you will be not,
as every year we sit around a plentiful table
filled by the natives kindness and by our God,
when we were hungry and sick in Plymouth
and felt abandoned here, and utterly alone,
our prayers were answered by our Father
in sixteen twenty one, year of the Lord.

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 12/3/2008
An apt and timely poem, a fine tribute; thank you for sharing, Georg. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 11/27/2008
Great poem Geoerge. The long pockets in the hearts of the indians could not be filled with coins but with love and gratitude and that is what your poem is encouraging. Thanks dear George
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 11/24/2008

I have enjoyed the reading of "A little Thanksgiving poem".

I salute You, Poet.

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 11/24/2008
Beautiful writing and tribute. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Georg.
Reviewed by William Bonilla 11/23/2008
Amen Brother
This year I will include The Native Americans
In my Thanksgiving prayer for they were truly naive and innocent
and generous with what few food they had for themselves
Peace be with you
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family

Reviewed by Felix Perry 11/22/2008
Very well said and a tribute that is long overdo by all who live anywhere in North America.

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 11/22/2008
Absolutely beautiful, Georg; God answers prayers in ways we sometimes don't expect. Well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 11/22/2008
Hey much older bro, bet you can remember that date in 1621 like it was yesterday can't ya...e
Reviewed by 000 000 11/22/2008
They fed them, and gave them they could slaughter them later! Such a tragedy.
Reviewed by George Carroll 11/22/2008
Just finished watching Plymouth Adventure and your poem sure hit the nail on the head. Happy Thanksgiving to one and all for if we don't get along how will a lion and lamb ever, except by the grace of God.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 11/22/2008
Thank you Georg,for the reminder! We do tend to forget! A beautiful Thanksgiving offering!May your Thanksgiving Day be blessed!

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 11/22/2008
Wonderful write, Georg; happy Thanksgiving to you and yours; may it be your best Thanksgiving EVER!! May it be full of God's blessings!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in America, Karen Lynn in Texas. :D X0X0X0X0
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 11/22/2008
Amazing how much of Christian charity the knew without the modern day preachers. That Christian charity did not just extend to a welcome and food, but the immense hope to those that were starving in the old world. To bad we found it necessary to make real Christians out of them, so they then would fall to our inequities, and their final slaughter. A beautiful poem my friend, most appropriate at this time or any other! Blessings! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Flying Fox Ted L Glines 11/22/2008
Right on, Brother!!! From what I have studied, those colonists had it really bad. They were stuck; strangers in a strange land. They were not skilled farmers. Their firearms were crude at best, and they were not skilled hunters. No help from England or Europe. These folks were stranded. The Indians gave them seed corn and seed squash to plant, and some other root plants, and they showed them how to use fish as fertilizer. The Indians also showed the colonists some skills in hunting and trapping. For those colonists, this was a do-or-die year, and their successful crop harvest in 1621 was entirely due to the Indians who befriended them in their time of need.

Oh, and it is very unlikely that their first celebration feast included turkey (try shooting a wild turkey with a flint-lock weapon), but they may well have dined on venison, opposum, racoon, and fish. Whatever they ate, I can imagine that they were very happy to be surviving. And, also, they would have been so angry to know what their budding government would eventually do to their Indian saviors.

Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 11/22/2008
Excellent writing sweet man,I certainly hope you have a wonderful day...Happy Thanksgiving Georg..stay safe and well always...sorry I have been not feeling well these days and very busy with my work..I hope you can Understand ..when I get more time I will be back to read your lovely writing...Hugsssssssss
Chanti Lace xoox
Reviewed by Rebecca Lerwill 11/22/2008
Great reminder what this day is all about. Forget all the fuzz the media puts upon us. I'm cooking Thankgsgiving dinner this year. We'll be a small party of 11. I'll mix some German food with those American traditions. Got this awesome recipe of pumpkin pie out of a Chef Ramsey book. No 'artificial colors or flavor inhancements'. Gotta love it!
Bless you on this Thanksgiving day, and always.
Reviewed by Cryssa C 11/22/2008
thank you for this inspired poem, Georg... And I am proud to say that I am a descendant of Chief Massasoit's brother. Chief Massasoit was the Indian chief who led the help that was given on that first Thanksgiving Day.
My favorite stanza is the second one... You are so right...The Lord didn't make us all that different and there is so much to learn from one another...

Reviewed by Mr. Ed 11/22/2008
So many today ignore history, and ignore the fact that if it wasn't for those compassionate Native Americans, those inept Pilgrims would have soon starved or froze to death. And look what we did to them for their kindness.

We have similar thoughts today, brother, and I have written a similar Thanksgiving poem. And Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
Reviewed by Jennifer Christian 11/22/2008
Thank you for remembering this small detail. How ungrateful can a safe landing be without offerings of gratitude toward the peace offerings given by the inhabitants.
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 11/22/2008
A day of thanks and a day of rememberance, history to behold.
Reviewed by H Cruz 11/22/2008
And the white man said to the red man; goble, goble. ;)
Reviewed by Bonnie May 11/22/2008
AMEN...its about time...beautiful touching spiritual gift you gave from this fantastic write Georg. Love and hugs, Bonnie

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