Posts tagged ‘joy’

January 14, 2021

With all that you read here

by Jem Croucher

It didn’t trouble Wordsworth
or Longfellow or Dahl
as I’m sure when they were writing
you would never hear a snarl

So I won’t let it trouble me
for there is much in life
to write some joyful lines about
avoiding all the strife

So here to make that very point
though I’ll need to be quite snappy
are several lines to bring a smile
and leave you feeling happy

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December 31, 2020

A JOYOUS CELEBRATION FOR 2021

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

A
New Year
Has Come To
Bury And Replace 2020’s
Memories

An
Extra Special
Celebration For 2021
Has Been So Joyously
Anticipated

Copyright © 2020 Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved – 12-31-2020 – 04:30 a.m.

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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

MY HOLIDAY WISH FOR YOU – 2020

by thereluctantpoet

To You, My Dear Friends and Followers,

I’m sending Happy Holiday Wishes to you wherever you are in the world and however you celebrate this
time of Year!

May Love, Peace, Joy, Health and Happiness fill your heart and make you want to share it with family, Loved ones and everyone else!!

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!!
Chuck Lindholm

Wherever you are in the world

MERRY CHRISTMAS BLANK

THE BLESSINGS OF CHRISTMAS
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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 24, 2020

WISHING YOU PEACE, LOVE AND HOPE

by thereluctantpoet

Wherever you are in the world

Please Do Your Part To Help Keep The Spirit Of This Holiday Season In Your Heart All Year Long
And Share It With Others You Know And Meet!!!

Chuck Lindholm
The Reluctant Poet

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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

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

HAIKU: THE BEST HOLIDAY

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Children At Christmas

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December 21, 2020

HAIKU: THE FIRST CHRISTMAS SONG – REPRISE

by thereluctantpoet

THE FIRST CHRISTMAS SONG
By Charles Robert Lindholm

The First Christmas Song

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December 21, 2020

MY CHRISTMAS WISH

by thereluctantpoet

MY CHRISTMAS WISH
By Charles Robert Lindholm

As I make my wishes for Christmas 2018 – the best gift after a wish for world peace and the love of my soulmate and family is for a lifetime of friendship with you!!!

CHRISTMAS PRESENTS

WISHING YOU THE GREATEST GIFT OF ALL  –  SPENDING CHRISTMAS WITH THE ONES YOU LOVE

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December 20, 2020

Winter sun

by Jem Croucher

The sun made an appearance
not seen it in a while
so its warmth upon my shoulder
brought again to me a smile
Polite again as always
it asked my where it should
and my reply as ever was
that anywhere was good

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December 17, 2020

This time last year III

by Jem Croucher

This time last year
rather innocently
we went up to London
town where did we
gather therein at
the Royal Alert Hall
to raise a loud voice
with glad anthem call
for Christmas carols
there with the throng
as myriad voices
joined there in song

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December 6, 2020

A calendar for Advent

by Jem Croucher

Each day throughout December
home-made by children dear
a little box of mystery
waits to bring me cheer

A calendar for Advent
four and twenty little gifts
which with each morning’s cry of joy
serve well to spirits’ lift

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November 30, 2020

Big Sky IV

by Jem Croucher

The pink up in the evening blue
divided by the grey
in a big sky above the field
on this November day

It fills me with a sense of awe
magnificence right there
the heavens just above my head
with which none can compare

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November 29, 2020

Revealing Treasure

by Jem Croucher

The longshore drift moves shingle
as the beaches change their shape
revealing all the treasures
that changing times will make
and particularly pleasing
for an inspiration here
is the old Victorian breakwater
to bring me joy and cheer

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November 20, 2020

AUTUMN

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm


the change is so obvious, so dramatic
leaves changing color
bird’s flying south
the chill in the air 

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November 18, 2020

Stopham Bridge III

by Jem Croucher

In Sussex there’s a bridge
Built in fourteen twenty-two
now closing on six hundred years
since its fine stones were new
It spans the river Arun
near Stopham Village where
it’s provided here a crossing
for local folk to share

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November 16, 2020

The Thrum

by Jem Croucher

The surf beat the shingle
loud as a drum
with rising crescendo
for rhythm and thrum
and the wind and the sea
gave their voice to the choir
for a symphony there
to absorb and admire

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October 28, 2020

SHE WAS MY WILDFLOWER – REMEMBERING OUR LOVED ONE IN THE TIME OF COVID-19

by thereluctantpoet

MY WILDFLOWER - CALIFORNIA POPPY

By Charles Robert Lindholm

She Brought Joy
Into My Life
Everyday
And Because Of Her

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October 28, 2020

THE SHANGRI LA OF US

by thereluctantpoet

THE SHANGRI LA OF US - 2
By Charles Robert Lindholm

Life Is So Fast Paced
Anymore
And Time Seems So
Fleeting

With Us
Rushing Around
In Our Own
Little Whirlwinds

The Roses
Go Unsmelled
Along With The Coffee,
Too

We Are Always
Leashed Up
To Electronics
And The Whole
Wide World
Around Us

While The Important
And The Lovely
Are Left Unattended
And Not Admired

I Want To Stop
Our World
From Spinning
Around Us
In A Vortex

HOLDING YOU IN MY ARMS - 2
I Need To
Hold You
In My Arms

HOLDING YOU IN MY ARMS
And Look
Into Your Eyes

LOOKING INTO YOUR EYES
For You Are
My Anchor,
You Are My World
And All That
Really Matters
To Me

We Need To
Protect
The Shangri La
Of Us

So We Can
Grow Old
Together
And Still Be
In Love

Copyright © 2018 Charles Robert Lindholm – All Rights Reserved
Inspired by a comment to my friend – Beth of Midwest Fantasy

YOU ARE MY SHANGRI LA

October 27, 2020

THE COMFORT OF QUIET

by thereluctantpoet

Woman resting with cup of hot drink and book near fireplace
By Charles Robert Lindholm

There Is An Inner Joy
And A Keen Realization
That Comes From Gazing
At A Midnight Sky
Filled With Countless Stars

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October 15, 2020

Rainbows on my feet

by Jem Croucher

They were waiting in the window
with a vibrancy to share
two things of utter beauty
which I could not leave there
Sized and boxed and bagged and out
they left the store with me
beaming as the mere thought
of them filled me with glee

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