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Postby saparris » Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:02 am

THANKSGIVING

The sedulous and godly folk of yore
Departed Plymouth’s sloughs for Plymouth’s shore
Inspired by hope and prayer.
The soporific seas conspired, yet still
The voyagers, with pertinacious will,
Soon breathed supernal air.

The fecund Pilgrims sowed the fertile fields
And Massasoit brought succor for their yields,
But conflict lay ahead.
Raw cold and sickness loomed; death came to call
With skirmishes and battles large and small
And peace gave way to dread.

At length the settlers' doggedness and pluck
(And some omnifarious "Pilgrim luck")
Would vindicate their dream.
A pact was made, a smorgasbord spread out
Ars longa, vita brevis
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Postby Audiendus » Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:58 pm

THANKSGIVING

The sedulous and godly folk of yore
Departed Plymouth’s sloughs for Plymouth’s shore
Inspired by hope and prayer.
The soporific seas conspired, yet still
The voyagers, with pertinacious will,
Soon breathed supernal air.

The fecund Pilgrims sowed the fertile fields
And Massasoit brought succor for their yields,
But conflict lay ahead.
Raw cold and sickness loomed; death came to call
With skirmishes and battles large and small
And peace gave way to dread.

At length the settlers' doggedness and pluck
(And some omnifarious "Pilgrim luck")
Would vindicate their dream.
A pact was made, a smorgasbord spread out
While booze was guzzled by the less devout
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Postby saparris » Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:04 am

THANKSGIVING

The sedulous and godly folk of yore
Departed Plymouth’s sloughs for Plymouth’s shore
Inspired by hope and prayer.
The soporific seas conspired, yet still
The voyagers, with pertinacious will,
Soon breathed supernal air.

The fecund Pilgrims sowed the fertile fields
And Massasoit brought succor for their yields,
But conflict lay ahead.
Raw cold and sickness loomed; death came to call
With skirmishes and battles large and small
And peace gave way to dread.

At length the settlers' doggedness and pluck
(And some omnifarious "Pilgrim luck")
Would vindicate their dream.
A pact was made, a smorgasbord spread out
While booze was guzzled by the less devout
(The “natives,” it would seem)
Ars longa, vita brevis
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Postby saparris » Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:47 pm

THANKSGIVING

The sedulous and godly folk of yore
Departed Plymouth’s sloughs for Plymouth’s shore
Inspired by hope and prayer.
The soporific seas conspired, yet still
The voyagers, with pertinacious will,
Soon breathed supernal air.

The fecund Pilgrims sowed the fertile fields
And Massasoit brought succor for their yields,
But conflict lay ahead.
Raw cold and sickness loomed; death came to call
With skirmishes and battles large and small
And peace gave way to dread.

At length the settlers' doggedness and pluck
(And some omnifarious "Pilgrim luck")
Would vindicate their dream.
A pact was made, a smorgasbord spread out
While booze was guzzled by the less devout
(The “natives,” it would seem)

This fete did not presage the Trail of Tears
Ars longa, vita brevis
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Postby Audiendus » Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:29 pm

THANKSGIVING

The sedulous and godly folk of yore
Departed Plymouth’s sloughs for Plymouth’s shore
Inspired by hope and prayer.
The soporific seas conspired, yet still
The voyagers, with pertinacious will,
Soon breathed supernal air.

The fecund Pilgrims sowed the fertile fields
And Massasoit brought succor for their yields,
But conflict lay ahead.
Raw cold and sickness loomed; death came to call
With skirmishes and battles large and small
And peace gave way to dread.

At length the settlers' doggedness and pluck
(And some omnifarious "Pilgrim luck")
Would vindicate their dream.
A pact was made, a smorgasbord spread out
While booze was guzzled by the less devout
(The “natives,” it would seem).

This fete did not presage the Trail of Tears
Which lessens our nostalgia for those years

[Edited to change last line]
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Postby saparris » Fri Nov 25, 2011 2:37 pm

THANKSGIVING

The sedulous and godly folk of yore
Departed Plymouth’s sloughs for Plymouth’s shore
Inspired by hope and prayer.
The soporific seas conspired, yet still
The voyagers, with pertinacious will,
Soon breathed supernal air.

The fecund Pilgrims sowed the fertile fields
And Massasoit brought succor for their yields,
But conflict lay ahead.
Raw cold and sickness loomed; death came to call
With skirmishes and battles large and small
And peace gave way to dread.

At length the settlers' doggedness and pluck
(And some omnifarious "Pilgrim luck")
Would vindicate their dream.
A pact was made, a smorgasbord spread out
While booze was guzzled by the less devout
(The “natives,” it would seem).

This fete did not presage the Trail of Tears
Which lessens our nostalgia for those years
Tempered, at least, by shame
Ars longa, vita brevis
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Postby Audiendus » Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:40 pm

THANKSGIVING

The sedulous and godly folk of yore
Departed Plymouth’s sloughs for Plymouth’s shore
Inspired by hope and prayer.
The soporific seas conspired, yet still
The voyagers, with pertinacious will,
Soon breathed supernal air.

The fecund Pilgrims sowed the fertile fields
And Massasoit brought succor for their yields,
But conflict lay ahead.
Raw cold and sickness loomed; death came to call
With skirmishes and battles large and small
And peace gave way to dread.

At length the settlers' doggedness and pluck
(And some omnifarious "Pilgrim luck")
Would vindicate their dream.
A pact was made, a smorgasbord spread out
While booze was guzzled by the less devout
(The “natives,” it would seem).

This fete did not presage the Trail of Tears
Which lessens our nostalgia for those years
And tempers it with shame.
Among the righteous souls were blackguards who

[Last two lines amended by agreement]
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Postby saparris » Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:05 am

THANKSGIVING

The sedulous and godly folk of yore
Departed Plymouth’s sloughs for Plymouth’s shore
Inspired by hope and prayer.
The soporific seas conspired, yet still
The voyagers, with pertinacious will,
Soon breathed supernal air.

The fecund Pilgrims sowed the fertile fields
And Massasoit brought succor for their yields,
But conflict lay ahead.
Raw cold and sickness loomed; death came to call
With skirmishes and battles large and small
And peace gave way to dread.

At length the settlers' doggedness and pluck
(And some omnifarious "Pilgrim luck")
Would vindicate their dream.
A pact was made, a smorgasbord spread out
While booze was guzzled by the less devout
(The “natives,” it would seem).

This fete did not presage the Trail of Tears
Which lessens our nostalgia for those years
And tempers it with shame.
Among the righteous souls were blackguards who
Allowed their anxious feelings to accrue
Ars longa, vita brevis
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Postby Audiendus » Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:49 am

THANKSGIVING

The sedulous and godly folk of yore
Departed Plymouth’s sloughs for Plymouth’s shore
Inspired by hope and prayer.
The soporific seas conspired, yet still
The voyagers, with pertinacious will,
Soon breathed supernal air.

The fecund Pilgrims sowed the fertile fields
And Massasoit brought succor for their yields,
But conflict lay ahead.
Raw cold and sickness loomed; death came to call
With skirmishes and battles large and small
And peace gave way to dread.

At length the settlers' doggedness and pluck
(And some omnifarious "Pilgrim luck")
Would vindicate their dream.
A pact was made, a smorgasbord spread out
While booze was guzzled by the less devout
(The “natives,” it would seem).

This fete did not presage the Trail of Tears
Which lessens our nostalgia for those years
And tempers it with shame.
Among the righteous souls were blackguards who
Allowed their anxious feelings to accrue
And staked an ethnic claim.

That's not the end, folks – we're going to have one more verse to bring the poem to a suitable conclusion.]
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Postby saparris » Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:34 pm

THANKSGIVING

The sedulous and godly folk of yore
Departed Plymouth’s sloughs for Plymouth’s shore
Inspired by hope and prayer.
The soporific seas conspired, yet still
The voyagers, with pertinacious will,
Soon breathed supernal air.

The fecund Pilgrims sowed the fertile fields
And Massasoit brought succor for their yields,
But conflict lay ahead.
Raw cold and sickness loomed; death came to call
With skirmishes and battles large and small
And peace gave way to dread.

At length the settlers' doggedness and pluck
(And some omnifarious "Pilgrim luck")
Would vindicate their dream.
A pact was made, a smorgasbord spread out
While booze was guzzled by the less devout
(The “natives,” it would seem).

This fete did not presage the Trail of Tears
Which lessens our nostalgia for those years
And tempers it with shame.
Among the righteous souls were blackguards who
Allowed their anxious feelings to accrue
And staked an ethnic claim.

Should we disdain the settlers' reckless ways?
Ars longa, vita brevis
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Postby Audiendus » Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:52 pm

THANKSGIVING

The sedulous and godly folk of yore
Departed Plymouth’s sloughs for Plymouth’s shore
Inspired by hope and prayer.
The soporific seas conspired, yet still
The voyagers, with pertinacious will,
Soon breathed supernal air.

The fecund Pilgrims sowed the fertile fields
And Massasoit brought succor for their yields,
But conflict lay ahead.
Raw cold and sickness loomed; death came to call
With skirmishes and battles large and small
And peace gave way to dread.

At length the settlers' doggedness and pluck
(And some omnifarious "Pilgrim luck")
Would vindicate their dream.
A pact was made, a smorgasbord spread out
While booze was guzzled by the less devout
(The “natives,” it would seem).

This fete did not presage the Trail of Tears
Which lessens our nostalgia for those years
And tempers it with shame.
Among the righteous souls were blackguards who
Allowed their anxious feelings to accrue
And staked an ethnic claim.

Should we disdain the settlers' reckless ways?
Rue those forced treks in our Thanksgiving lays?
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Postby saparris » Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:35 am

THANKSGIVING

The sedulous and godly folk of yore
Departed Plymouth’s sloughs for Plymouth’s shore
Inspired by hope and prayer.
The soporific seas conspired, yet still
The voyagers, with pertinacious will,
Soon breathed supernal air.

The fecund Pilgrims sowed the fertile fields
And Massasoit brought succor for their yields,
But conflict lay ahead.
Raw cold and sickness loomed; death came to call
With skirmishes and battles large and small
And peace gave way to dread.

At length the settlers' doggedness and pluck
(And some omnifarious "Pilgrim luck")
Would vindicate their dream.
A pact was made, a smorgasbord spread out
While booze was guzzled by the less devout
(The “natives,” it would seem).

This fete did not presage the Trail of Tears
Which lessens our nostalgia for those years
And tempers it with shame.
Among the righteous souls were blackguards who
Allowed their anxious feelings to accrue
And staked an ethnic claim.

Should we disdain the settlers' reckless ways?
Rue those forced treks in our Thanksgiving lays?
Or see them as God's plan
Ars longa, vita brevis
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Postby Audiendus » Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:13 pm

THANKSGIVING

The sedulous and godly folk of yore
Departed Plymouth’s sloughs for Plymouth’s shore
Inspired by hope and prayer.
The soporific seas conspired, yet still
The voyagers, with pertinacious will,
Soon breathed supernal air.

The fecund Pilgrims sowed the fertile fields
And Massasoit brought succor for their yields,
But conflict lay ahead.
Raw cold and sickness loomed; death came to call
With skirmishes and battles large and small
And peace gave way to dread.

At length the settlers' doggedness and pluck
(And some omnifarious "Pilgrim luck")
Would vindicate their dream.
A pact was made, a smorgasbord spread out
While booze was guzzled by the less devout
(The “natives,” it would seem).

This fete did not presage the Trail of Tears
Which lessens our nostalgia for those years
And tempers it with shame.
Among the righteous souls were blackguards who
Allowed their anxious feelings to accrue
And staked an ethnic claim.

Should we disdain the settlers' reckless ways?
Rue those forced treks in our Thanksgiving lays?
Or see them as God's plan?
I vote the latter; let us jubilate
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Postby saparris » Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:16 pm

THANKSGIVING

The sedulous and godly folk of yore
Departed Plymouth’s sloughs for Plymouth’s shore
Inspired by hope and prayer.
The soporific seas conspired, yet still
The voyagers, with pertinacious will,
Soon breathed supernal air.

The fecund Pilgrims sowed the fertile fields
And Massasoit brought succor for their yields,
But conflict lay ahead.
Raw cold and sickness loomed; death came to call
With skirmishes and battles large and small
And peace gave way to dread.

At length the settlers' doggedness and pluck
(And some omnifarious "Pilgrim luck")
Would vindicate their dream.
A pact was made, a smorgasbord spread out
While booze was guzzled by the less devout
(The “natives,” it would seem).

This fete did not presage the Trail of Tears
Which lessens our nostalgia for those years
And tempers it with shame.
Among the righteous souls were blackguards who
Allowed their anxious feelings to accrue
And staked an ethnic claim.

Should we disdain the settlers' reckless ways?
Rue those forced treks in our Thanksgiving lays?
Or see them as God's plan?
I vote the latter; let us jubilate
For vengeful anger will not extirpate
Ars longa, vita brevis
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Postby Audiendus » Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:18 pm

THANKSGIVING

The sedulous and godly folk of yore
Departed Plymouth’s sloughs for Plymouth’s shore
Inspired by hope and prayer.
The soporific seas conspired, yet still
The voyagers, with pertinacious will,
Soon breathed supernal air.

The fecund Pilgrims sowed the fertile fields
And Massasoit brought succor for their yields,
But conflict lay ahead.
Raw cold and sickness loomed; death came to call
With skirmishes and battles large and small
And peace gave way to dread.

At length the settlers' doggedness and pluck
(And some omnifarious "Pilgrim luck")
Would vindicate their dream.
A pact was made, a smorgasbord spread out
While booze was guzzled by the less devout
(The “natives,” it would seem).

This fete did not presage the Trail of Tears
Which lessens our nostalgia for those years
And tempers it with shame.
Among the righteous souls were blackguards who
Allowed their anxious feelings to accrue
And staked an ethnic claim.

Should we disdain the settlers' reckless ways?
Rue those forced treks in our Thanksgiving lays?
Or see them as God's plan?
I vote the latter; let us jubilate
For vengeful anger will not extirpate
The bonds of faith and clan!

THE END
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