Date: November 27th, 2013

I’m Thankful for Turkey

by Kenn Nesbitt

The Armpit of Doom by Kenn NesbittI’m thankful for turkey.
I’m thankful for yams.
I’m thankful for cranberries,
biscuits, and hams.

I’m thankful for pumpkins.
I’m thankful for cheese.
I’m thankful for gravy,
potatoes, and peas.

I’m thankful for stuffing;
I’m nuts for the stuff.
I’m thankful for eggnog
and marshmallow fluff.

I’m thankful for whipped cream
and ice cream and pies.
I’m thankful for dad’s
double-chocolate surprise.

I’m thankful, Thanksgiving,
for good things to eat.
But mostly I’m thankful
I still see my feet.

Copyright © 2012 Kenn Nesbitt. From the book The Armpit of Doom. Purple Room Publishing. Reprinted by permission of the author.

About this Poem

When I was a kid, we had a traditional Thanksgiving dinner every year, with Turkey, stuffing, potatoes, rolls, yams, cranberry sauce, salads, and several different kinds of pies. And every year I remember eating until my stomach hurt and I had unbutton my pants. So, of course, I just had to write a poem about it!

About The Author

Kenn Nesbitt, Children's Poet LaureateChildren’s Poet Laureate Kenn Nesbitt is the author of many books for kids, including Kiss, Kiss Good Night, My Hippo Has the Hiccups, Revenge of the Lunch Ladies, and many others. His poems have appeared in numerous bestselling anthologies, including every book in the popular Kids Pick the Funniest Poems series, and anthologies with nearly two million copies in print. His work has been published in hundreds of school textbooks around the world, as well as national television programs, and numerous children’s magazines. Kenn travels the country, visiting over 60 schools each year, sharing his wacky brand of poetry with kids nationwide, and helping to create a new generation of poetry lovers. His website,, is the most visited children’s poetry website on the Internet.

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