Funny Thanksgiving Poems

Funny Thanksgiving poems and quotes serve to keep a smile on our faces while we wait all afternoon for the bird to finish roasting. You can also use them in invitations, on placecards or as part of homemade decorations.

Writing Your Own Thanksgiving Poetry
Have your heard any funny Thanksgiving poems lately? If not, why not make one up? Funny poems have always found their way into every holiday and special event on the calendar, Thanksgiving is no different. Regardless of whether the celebration is a solemn event or a humorous one, anyone can make up a silly ditty that encapsulates it. 

Thanksgiving pales in comparison to some other holidays for the amount of fun poetry and quotes that are available. Much of what's been written about Thanksgiving is solemn and thoughtful, which may not fit with your family's traditions. If you've got a fun-loving family, you need some fun poetry. Let these examples inspire you to create your own poems:

The Thanksgiving Turkey
The turkey is a bird
That speaks not a word
Even when the axman steps into view

That turkey will grace your table
If he is able
No matter what else he might have wanted to do

And that turkey will be delish
Especially when placed on my dish
Even if it takes two days to stew

Ode to Thanksgiving
When families gather together
Despite the cold weather
When pumpkins are ripe for the pickin'
And oven timers are all a tickin'
You know…
You just know…
You know that Thanksgiving is near!

When the tables are set with a clatter
And the Thanksgiving turkey is set on a platter
Cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes and gravy have appeared
And children don't have to be told that plates need to be cleared
You know...
You just know…
You know that Thanksgiving is here!

Thanksgiving Quotes
We are taught Thanksgiving is a day to celebrate the Pilgrims and the Native Americans who came together in peace, but this national holiday is actually a day of celebrating God's bounty. In 1789, George Washington, first President of the United States of America, proclaimed Thanksgiving as a national day of celebration to herald and celebrate God and the abundance He has given us. The day Thanksgiving was assigned to is, and almost always has been, the fourth Thursday in November. The date was changed once, to lengthen the Christmas shopping season, but was changed back two years later.

Because of the formality that surrounds this holiday, it's only natural to think of quotes from noteworthy citizens to mark the occasion. Below are a few famous people who have offered quotes that might be included in a Thanksgiving celebration.

  • On Thanksgiving let us gather in sanctuaries dedicated to worship and in our homes blessed by family affection to express our gratitude for the glorious gifts of God; and let us earnestly and humbly pray that He will continue to guide and sustain us in the great unfinished tasks of achieving peace, justice and understanding among all men and nations, and of ending misery and suffering wherever they exist. -- John F. Kennedy
  • There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American. -- O. Henry
  • Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year. And then they discover once a year is way too often. --Johnny Carson
  • Let us remember that as much as has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds. --Theodore Roosevelt
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