Posts tagged ‘Christmas’

September 3, 2022

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by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Poetry =              

Christmas Joy

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December 26, 2021

Incumbent of grace

by Jem Croucher
The best thing about Christmas
especially this year
above all the frolics
and laughter and cheer
and the fact we have made it
despite the pandemic
testament to the spirit
of people endemic
is the absolute pleasure
we can have here for free
the being together
as one family
all seven right here
at this time in this place
the best present ever
incumbent of grace

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December 25, 2021

Paddle boarding santas

by Jem Croucher
On Christmas day in Shoreham
five hundred santas gathered
for a paddle on the Adur
though some were fairly blathered
and with paddle boards a-plenty
the red there and the white
made for this Christmas day right here
a truly lovely sight

December 24, 2021

Christmas Eve

by Jem Croucher

5 of 5 in the Jemverse series ‘The week before Christmas’

Christmas Eve Friday is here at long last
let the japes and the cheer now begin
for this family together
as it has now forever
is bursting with laughter and grin

For this is our happiness and nothing less
cathartic and wondrous and free
all six here as one
for plenty of fun
to share with this great family

December 24, 2021

HAIKU: THE JOY OF CHRISTMAS

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

The Joy Of Christmas Comes

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December 24, 2021

HAIKU: SILVER BELLS RINGING – REPRISE

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Silver Bells Ringing

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December 24, 2021

HAIKU: SHARING MEMORIES

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

The Joy Of Christmas

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December 24, 2021

HAIKU: WINTER WONDERLAND

by thereluctantpoet

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
By Charles Robert Lindholm

A Blanket Of Snow

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December 23, 2021

Twenty-third

by Jem Croucher

4 of 5 in the Jemverse series ‘The week before Christmas’

Twenty-third of December, just two days to go
and everything's ready I'd say
The Crouchers are coming
the house is a-humming
for the absolute best Christmas day

Twenty-third of December, just two days to go
we have food and presents galore
and never say never
we six are together
to show just what Christmas is for

December 23, 2021

EVERYDAY IS CHRISTMAS

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Everyday

Is Christmas

For Me

I Wake Up Each Morning

With Gifts All Around

But The Gift That Is Best,

Is The Smile In Your Eyes

On The Pillow Next To Me

Each Day Is A New Day

That’s Given To Me

With Surprises Ahead

And Now’s Yet To Be

The Seasons Come

And The Seasons Go

With Each Day For Me

Tied Up In A Bow

Each Day Is Christmas

A New Gift For Me

With Thanksgiving Blessings

When I Wake Up To See

Your Smiling Eyes

In Love With Me

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All Rights Reserved
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December 23, 2021

HAIKU: THE FIRST CHRISTMAS SONG – ENCORE

by thereluctantpoet

THE FIRST CHRISTMAS SONG
By Charles Robert Lindholm

The First Christmas Song

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December 22, 2021

Reluctant Reindeer

by Jem Croucher

3 of 5 in ‘The week before Christmas’ series from Jemverse

The Houndie House sled has been up now for weeks
for reindeer dogs to pose by
but whenever we go
our reindeer says 'no'
so we'll make do with this with a sigh

December 21, 2021

Obi the Squidge

by Jem Croucher

2 of 5 in the Jemverse series ‘The week before Christmas’

Obi the Squidge is a dog of small stature
but although his legs may be short
he knows what is what
and the good life he's got
and he's fast enough not to be caught

Obi the Squidge has a brain that is cunning
so when he sees something he's not allowed
he waits til time's right
and then out of sight
makes off with the prize feeling proud

December 21, 2021

HAIKU:  PRESENTS FROM THE PAST

by thereluctantpoet

HAIKU:  PRESENTS FROM THE PAST
By Charles Robert Lindholm

My Childhood Memories

Of Christmas Come Back Each Year

Presents From The Past

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December 20, 2021

Two-balls Wolfgang

by Jem Croucher

1 of 5 in ‘The week before Christmas’ series from Jemverse

Two-balls Wolfgang's looking forward to Christmas
with the wonderful smells round about
he knows something's afoot
but he needs to stay put
and resist the call of his snout

December 4, 2021

Measure on measure

by Jem Croucher
The Christmas tree's up
and it's twinkling there
under the window
good spirit to share
It's welcoming glow
is a comforting sight
when I leave in the morning
and return home at night

December 27, 2020

Christmas week VII

by Jem Croucher

7 of 7 in the Jemverse ‘Christmas week’ series

The Christmas week now
today sees its end
with just five days to go
before this year we’ll send

On its way with relief
as really we should
as let’s face it, it’s truly
not been that good

But before it’s sent packing
we still have some December
to fill with good things
for us to remember

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December 26, 2020

Christmas week VI

by Jem Croucher

6 of 7 in the Jemverse ‘Christmas week’ series

T’was the day after Christmas
twenty-sixth of December
and if I say so myself
a one to remember

For this year as we know
has been naff to extreme
the worst one in fact
that the world has yet seen

But despite all the naffness
we have still come together
for the best of good times
we will treasure forever

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December 25, 2020

HAIKU: WINTER WONDERLAND

by thereluctantpoet

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
By Charles Robert Lindholm

A Blanket Of Snow

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December 25, 2020

Christmas week V

by Jem Croucher

5 of 7 in the Jemverse ‘Christmas week’ series

The week before Christmas
has been and has gone
And it’s Christmas Day now
that this day is upon

We’ve had Bucks Fizz for breakfast
and a walk on the beach
a tradition of ours
as it’s in easy reach

Christmas dinner’s at five
but before that in store
are whoops of delight
and presents galore

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December 24, 2020

Christmas week IV

by Jem Croucher

4 of 7 in the Jemverse ‘Christmas week’ series

T’was the week before Christmas
and the last day arrived
Twenty-fourth of December
and we’d all survived

The gifts are all wrapped
and the ‘bubble’ is here
with big smiles all round
for good Christmas cheer

And as we settle down
for ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’
we’ll put to one side
all the trouble and strife

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December 23, 2020

Christmas week III

by Jem Croucher

3 of 7 in the Jemverse ‘Christmas week’ series

T’was the week before Christmas
just two days to go
Twenty-third of December
and all were a-glow

For true festive spirit
descended today
and despite the restrictions
with loud ‘weh-heh-hey’!

As we are determined
this Christmas will be
the best Christmas ever
for our family

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December 22, 2020

Christmas week II

by Jem Croucher

2 of 7 in the Jemverse ‘Christmas week’ series

T’was the week before Christmas
just three days to go
Twenty-second December
but no sign of snow

But the Bethlehem star
from the planets alignment
had shown on the Solstice
for worldwide excitement

So that was quite special
for many to see
in the week before Christmas
in twenty twenty

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December 21, 2020

Events

by Frank Hubeny

The winter solstice doesn’t bother us.
It happens this time every year.
It comes and goes. A few might care to know,
But no one feels any fear.

A birth we celebrate about this time
That happened once in ancient days
Still moves the heart with joyful gratitude.
We rise with shepherds singing praise.

December 21, 2020

Christmas week I

by Jem Croucher

1 of 7 in the Jemverse ‘Christmas week’ series

T’was the week before Christmas
just four days to go
and most of the household
was ready to go

The tree had been splendid
for several weeks there
with gifts now appearing
just waiting to share

And excitement was growing
there in the wings
for this time with a promise
of the joy that it brings

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December 21, 2020

HAIKU: SHARING MEMORIES

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

The Joy Of Christmas

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December 21, 2020

CHRISTMAS HAIKU: A TREE’S GIFT

by thereluctantpoet

PHOTO OF CHRISTMAS TREE
By Charles Robert Lindholm

A Pine Tree’s Sweet Smell  

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December 21, 2020

HAIKU: THE BEST HOLIDAY

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Children At Christmas

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