WEATHER »

Single Joy


Riffing thoughts about what single people do for Thanksgiving as a reminder to all that real joy comes in giving.

Single is as single does

And this year is as last year was.

Some travel far just to be

Annoyed with their own family.

Some enjoy the peace and quiet

And think your worry is a riot!

Some drink and eat and laugh with friends.

Some serve dreaming that gravy mends

The hearts of the starved and lonely

Who are thankful just to be

Alive to eat some turkey and pie

And relocate the thanks on which joy relies.

Inspired by comments found here.

To submit a comment on this article, email letters@independent.com or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email tips@independent.com.



Be succinct, constructive, and relevant to the story. Leaving a comment means you agree to our Discussion Guidelines. We like civilized discourse. We don't like spam, lying, profanity, harassment or personal attacks.

comments powered by Disqus
event calendar sponsored by:

Animal-Free Circus Vargas in Town

Dreaming of Pirates! is this year's theme.

Morning Train Runs On Time and Roomy

Twelve weeks after start of commuter service, train is less than half full.

Alleged Butane Honey Oil Dealer Arrested

Dylan Sulit-Swalley was paroled from Pelican Bay State Prison last year.

Crying Children Audibly Illustrate Border Crisis

[Update] AP reporters learn infants are among the incarcerated. Inhumane separation of families protested by everyone from ...

Two Injured in Alleged DUI Collision

Pedestrians, age 91 and 50, were walking near Linden Avenue at Ninth Street in Carpinteria.