I rewrote “The Fifth of November”.
Thanksgiving in November,
The cranberries turkey and stuffing;
I know of no reason
Why the Christmas season
Should cause it to be forgot!
Commercialism, and greed
Did the bigwigs contrive,
To make more profit.
Before Thanksgiving day.
Threescore advertisements, laid everywhere,
To cause Thanksgiving’s overlook.
But, by common sense, we do catch,
With a stern look, and a head shake.
A drumstick and a plate
For Thanksgiving’s sake!
You give me one,
I’ll take stuffing too,
The stuffing for me,
And the green bean casserole for you.
A drink, a cheer, to give thanks,
A wishbone tug with family,
A pint of beer to wash it down,
And a jolly good nap after.
Holloa, family! holloa, relatives! make the dessert please!
Holloa, family! holloa relatives! A month’s worth of leftovers!
Hic, hic, buuuuu-r-r-ppp!