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APED: "thanksgiving"

November 26th, 2009 (09:23 pm)

Give thanks not for the things you have,
but for the things you were denied:
The huddling naked in the cold,
a short life of fear before you died.
Meat eaten raw, and thought a feast,
those meager scraps that came to hand,
a world, mysterious and cruel 
you couldn't hope to understand:
no escape from those you knew --
no hope for solitude or change,
no chance at healing for the sick,
no hope of refuge for the strange.
This age men curse and spit upon, 
as worse than all that came before,
is paradise to those long gone --
give thanks before you ask for more.


Posted by: Karl Gallagher (selenite)
Posted at: November 27th, 2009 02:32 am (UTC)


Posted by: Eglantine Brandybuck (carbonelle)
Posted at: November 28th, 2009 12:21 am (UTC)

Amen to that.

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Posted by: cyano (cyano)
Posted at: November 27th, 2009 03:55 am (UTC)

well said, and well done.

thank you.

Posted by: mendori (mendori)
Posted at: November 27th, 2009 05:37 am (UTC)

Nothing will ever make me as thankful for modern life as looking at teeth. I am glad I live in an age where the teeth I have will still have cusps and not be showing dentin when I am 60!

Posted by: Vvalkyri (vvalkyri)
Posted at: November 27th, 2009 02:54 pm (UTC)


Posted by: Swamp Adder (swamp_adder)
Posted at: June 5th, 2010 11:21 pm (UTC)

How did I fail to comment on this one before? It's one of my favorites -- participating in several fandoms whose canons are set in the past has, rather than making me want to live back then, just made me realize how grateful I am to be living in this century.

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