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~ By Courtesy of Others ~


For Thanksgiving

Hail to the soldiers, police officers and firefighters
who work tirelessly to ensure our safety.

Hail to the doctors, nurses, healers, specialists and scientists
who work tirelessly to protect our health.

Hail to the farmers, ranchers, gardeners, planters, harvesters and field workers
who work tirelessly to provide our food.

Hail to the teachers, professors, researchers and scholars
who work tirelessly to improve our store of knowledge.

Hail to the counselors, guides, psychiatrists, clergypersons, priests and lay religious people
who work tirelessly to improve our mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.

Hail to the artists, poets, singers, dancers, actors and writers
who work tirelessly to reflect the world in all its awesome terror and beauty.

Hail to those who work tirelessly in landfills and dumps, halfway houses,
methadone clinics, morgues, prisons, nursing homes, welfare offices, slaughterhouses
and everywhere else there is a job no one else wants to do.

Hail to all those who came here in search of freedom and a better life.

Hail to those who were here first and lived free for thousands of years.

Hail the beloved dead and those who are yet to be born.

Elizabeth Vongvisith

Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.

Twilight and Fire - Mysticism, devotion, and explorations of the heart.

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