A Mother’s Christmas

by Kerrie Ann Salsac

Christmas Poem: Challenge

mothers christmas

As Christmas Day approaches I panic,

still so much to do, where to find the time?

Mother of the clan, failure is a crime,

for a bare Christmas is truly tragic.

Expecting it to happen like magic,

family sit by whilst I’m worked to the bone.

Maybe they would’ve helped if they had known.

For a bare Christmas is truly tragic.

The clock’s ticking away, and I’m frantic,

there’re still no presents under the tree.

Oh why is everything left up to me?

For a bare Christmas is truly tragic.

As Christmas Day approaches I panic,

for a bare Christmas is truly tragic.

***

The Twelve Sonnets of Christmas

Day # 5

Echo Sonnet 

This is a relatively new form devised by the well respected English Poet, Jeff Green. It takes its shape from three envelope quatrains and a couplet, the last line of each stanza is a refrain that links the quatrains and gives us a rhyme scheme of;

A, b, b, A1,…a, c, c, A1,…a, d, d, A1,…A, A1

You can find the other Sonnets of Christmas here on Poet’s Corner by my archive or you can visit my blog.

11 Comments to “A Mother’s Christmas”

  1. 🙂 day five 🙂

    Your going mad to-night with these

  2. I love, and am fascinated by, the concept of 12 Sonnets of Christmas! Very creative, and very well done–BRAVO!

  3. Wow, well done! This all sounds too complicated or me!! But this poem is one I relate to well, at least in years gone by. I have had to hand over the reigns now just a little due to MS but I still do a good part of the preparation. The good thing is that I dont feel ultimately responsible!!

    Have a good Christmas 🎄

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