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Single Joy


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Riffing thoughts about what single people do for Thanksgiving as a reminder to all that real joy comes in giving.

Single is as single does

And this year is as last year was.

Some travel far just to be

Annoyed with their own family.

Some enjoy the peace and quiet

And think your worry is a riot!

Some drink and eat and laugh with friends.

Some serve dreaming that gravy mends

The hearts of the starved and lonely

Who are thankful just to be

Alive to eat some turkey and pie

And relocate the thanks on which joy relies.

Inspired by comments found here.

Billy Collins & Aimee Mann

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