The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

The Eagle's Second Poetry Corner


January 31, 2019

And still another poem got lost in our email files and was inadvertently omitted from publication in our Second Poetry Corner published Jan. 3. Enjoy!

One Less Plate

© Paul Schreiber

Well, another year has gone by

as we gather with the living

to celebrate with food and drink,

another family Thanksgiving.

So call it misfortune, bad luck or fate

that we are sitting ‘round our table

with one less plate.

I look forward to the holiday,

I know they're to be enjoyed,

but how do we overcome

what is truly a great void?

Somehow, I guess this day will pass

no matter how I feel.

So perhaps it is best not to think about things

that are too painfully real.

Think always about the ones you love

and cherish their memory dear,

for no matter where they are,

they are always near.

So I'll always be happy

and know Thanksgiving's great

as we gather ‘round our table

with one less plate.


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