Poems for November

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    Popcorn Song


    “Pop-pop-pop;”

    Say the popcorn in the pan

    “Pop-pop-pop”

    You may catch me if you can.

    “Pop-pop-pop;”

    Says each kernel, hard and yellow

    “Pop-pop-pop;”

    I'm a dancing little fellow.

    “Pop-pop-pop;”

    How I scamper through the heat

    “Pop-pop-pop;”

    You will find me good to eat.

    “Pop-pop-pop;”

    I can whirl and skip and hop

    “Pop-pop-pop-pop

    POP-POP-POP.”
















    The First Thanksgiving

    (Sung to: The Muffin Man)


    The Pilgrims came to America,

    America, America.

    The Pilgrims came to America,

    a long, long time ago.


    They sailed on the Mayflower,

    the Mayflower, the Mayflower.

    They sailed on the Mayflower,

    A long, long time ago.


    The made friends with the Indians,

    the Indians, the Indians.

    They made friends with the Indians,

    A long, long time ago.


    They planted seeds and the corn grew tall,

    the corn grew tall, the corn grew tall.

    They planted seeds and the corn grew tall,

    A long, long time ago.


    They had a great Thanksgiving feast,

    Thanksgiving feast, Thanksgiving feast.

    They had a great Thanksgiving feast.

    A long, long time ago.







    ALBUQUERQUE TURKEY


    Albuquerque was a turkey,

    And he's feathered and he's fine,

    And he WOBBLES and he GOBBLES

    And he's absolutely mine!

    He's the best pet,

    You can get yet,

    Better than a dog or cat

    He's my Albuquerque turkey

    And I'm awfully proud of that!

    And my Albuquerque turkey

    He's so happy in his bed

    ‘Cause for our Thanksgiving dinner,

    We have pizza pie instead!





    Little Pilgrims

    Wake up little pilgrims

    The sun is in the east

    Today is the day of our Thanksgiving feast!

    The turkey is roasting

    The pies are golden brown

    The people are gathering from all around.

    And now to the table

    But first we say a prayer

    We thank thee for food and shelter

    And for thy loving care.






    Thanksgiving


    Thank you for all my hands can hold-

    Apples red and melons gold,

    Yellow corn both ripe and sweet,

    Peas and beans so good to eat!


    Thank you for all my eyes can see-

    Lovely sunlight, field and tree,

    White cloud-boats in sea- deep sky,

    Soaring bird and butterfly.


    Thank you for all my ears can hear-

    Birds’ songs echoing far and near,

    Songs of little stream, big sea,

    Cricket, bullfrog, duck and bee!




    November

    In November’s

    gusty gale

    I will flop

    my flippy tail

    And spout hot soup.

    I’ll be a whale!

    Spouting once

    Spouting twice

    Spouting chicken soup with rice.





    My Favorite Word

    There is one word-

    My favorite-

    The very, very best.

    It isn't no or maybe.

    It's Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, YES!

    “Yes, yes, you may” and

    “Yes, please help yourself”

    And when I want a piece of cake,

    “Why, yes. It's on the shelf.”

    “Some candy?” “Yes,”

    “A cookie?” “Yes.”

    “A movie?” “Yes, we’ll go.”

    I love it when they say my word:

    Yes, Yes, YES! (Not No.)




    It Is Autumn

    All the leaves are falling down,

    Falling down, falling down.

    Falling, falling to the ground

    It is Autumn!

    As they fall they twirl around.

    Twirl around, twirl around.

    Twirling, swirling to the ground.

    It is Autumn!

    Lots of colors touch the ground,

    Touch the ground, touch the ground

    Red and yellow, orange and brown.

    It is Autumn!







    Our Freedom and Liberty

    America is our own land,

    A land so great and wide,

    A land where many people live

    In freedom side by side.


    America means different things,

    To people great and small,

    But when it comes to liberty,

    It means the same to all.










    Rain of Leaves

    It's raining big,

    it's raining small,

    it’s raining leaves,

    in the fall.

    It's raining gold,

    it's raining brown,

    as autumn leaves

    Come raining down.