you are so quiet
you are more like the blanket
that was folded on my mothers couch
you were warm and cozy by the fire
but i needed you
and you came
were you happy before you came?
are you sorry you are here?
you are here to save me
to save my family
we will share our table with you
we will hold hands around you and say how thankful
we are with god. he will hear us and be thankful too.
because of you we can remember
we are allowed to speak in poems and simple prayers
my uncle will pray and say things like, “We thank you, Lord.”
even though he says he does not believe
everyone smiles at each other
my mom squeezes my hand because we know he does not believe
but it doesn’t matter because he just said, “We thank you, Lord.”
now we share the secret of his salvation
because of you.
we thank you, Mr. Turkey.