The Day 'Fore Thanksgiving
November 23rd, 2016
By Erik Keener
Twas the day ‘fore Thanksgiving, and all through UCOM
The pantry was buzzing, twas less than quite calm
The boxes were packed, with turkeys and stuffing
All set to be driven, by drivers a rushing.
The shelves they were stocked, with food by the bushel
With goodies and treats, that were so very special
The staff was a running from hither and yon
In hopes that the needs would be filled before dawn
When through all the hustling, there came a brief moment
And though chaos obscured it, twas so very poignant
A girl and her mother, fresh in from the cold
Had brought us a story that had to be told
They’d delivered a basket to a family of six
One parent, five kids! A most stressful mix.
The parent so happy he broke down and cried.
With the basket our driver and daughter supplied.
“We thought you should know,” The mom told us anew
Of the wondrous importance of the things that you do.
“Thank you” we said, as we bid them adieu
“But please do remember, twasn’t us it was you”
Happy Thanksgiving from UCOM!