Thanksgiving Limericks

| November 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Thanksgiving is a time to express thanks, but it is also a time of reluctant family gatherings that test your patience. It’s a particularly tense post-election time, so to get you through the ambivalence, please enjoy these Thanksgiving limericks:

photo credit: giveawayboy It's Turkey Lurkey Time via photopin (license)

photo credit: giveawayboy It’s Turkey Lurkey Time via photopin (license)

The turkey is clearly too burnt.
We claimed to be checking, but we weren’t.
Our family is here,
they’ll complain, oh dear,
but who cares, they’ll be too turnt.

Uncle Larry just started a fight
because he believes all power is white.
We’re really just coping,
but also we’re hoping
that one day he’ll see the light.

I’ve sustained an unforgettable trauma
from all the election drama.
I’ll be in D.C. for Thanksgiving
exploring and reliving
the last eight years with Obama.

The food for Friendsgiving is extensive,
and this potluck is making me pensive.
We’re all compensating
because it was a bit devastating
when we saw the flights home were too expensive.

photo credit: Scottwdw Autumn Ivy via photopin (license)

photo credit: Scottwdw Autumn Ivy via photopin (license)

2016 needs to be over,
or maybe a flour-leaf clover.
We’re dry on our luck,
Barack’s a lame duck,
It just feels like a bad hangover.

Autumnal colors and weather is here.
There’s really a lot to give thanks for and fear.
But with friends by my side,
and nowhere to hide,
I’ll try and persevere.


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Grace is a senior(!) studying Neuroscience in CAS and Global Health at the School of Public Health. She hails from the Bay Area in Northern California, which is undoubtedly hella nicer than its southern counterpart. She enjoys a good game of volleyball, a spontaneous adventures in the city, and good company balanced with plenty of alone time. She likes tea, smoothies, Korean food, bookstores, water, lemons, and sleep. She hopes to one day finish watching Breaking Bad, though she's been stuck on season 3 for 32 months.

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