If I had visited the Pilgrims that first Thanksgiving Day,
I can only imagine how inspired I’d have been
These Pilgrims set aside a day to thank the Lord above
These Pilgrims had trusting hearts, and they were generous too.
They shared their feast with their neighbors – an Indian tribe or two.
There were no racist problems here. They treated them as friends.
That day the Pilgrims’ lights did shine as their “thank” givings
The Indians watched the Pilgrims celebrate and they perhaps were
“This God they are worshiping. He really must be great.”
Now on our Thanksgiving Day as we sit to eat we’re told,
If Governor Bradford, that old Pilgrim, had stopped at our
“My friends, here I don’t recognize our Special Day.
Today you seem to have forgotten an important part –
From “Our Words are Blossoms” by Doris Stensland