A college friend of mine, Marina, writes a daily blog of short stories and poetry. I am a big fan of much of her work, but was particularly moved by a recent timely post about Thanksgiving Dinner. I have reposted it here with her permission, but I encourage you to take a look at all of her work at the link below. Something to think about as we head into the holiday season.
The roar of a crackling fire.
The smell of wet leaves and wood smoke.
A nip from the bottle
Helps you forget the chill
The salvation army handed out warm coats
And socks today.
Soon it will be time to line up
For food and prayers.
Families drive by, terrified more
Only by the prospect of death.
Here is her MySpace blog - http://www.myspace.com/marina_jane.