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Reading Aloud






I know I shouldn't be selfish, I guess,

however, there’s something I have to confess:

Helping old ladies across the street,

giving a child a candy to eat,

Extending a hand when the table needs setting —

are things that I do for Thanksgetting.


It’s perfectly clear, as we all can perceive,

it’s better to give, instead of receive.

Good deeds that we do are things we can savor —

that’s why I’ll allow you to do me a favor.

I’ll let you do something for me, and I’m betting

you, also, take joy in Thanksgetting.











It's Nice To Take A Gift


    Jack Hasling 


A little book of rhyming verses
designed for reading aloud

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