31. Annual Thank You


It’s become tradition,
To write a thank you to all my readers,
Without you I’d be writing for nothing.
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Thank you for your Likes and Follows,
They are very appreciated,
And make this project worth while.
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This year has been amazing,
More than 800 visitors, 1100 views, 170 likes,
All thanks to you.
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So here’s to 2019,
A scary thought if you ask me,
For a 3 year project started in 2012.

29. What’s That Over The Hill?


What’s that coming over the hill?
Is it Easter? Could it be Easter?
When’s too early for shops to stock?
Eggs for Easter? For Easter.
Why have you read a poem in Decembre?
About Easter? Easter!

 

27. Turkey Again! Again!


Why do we do this every year,
We over do it on christmas cheer,
And manage to cook more bird than we need,
So you end up with sandwiches, curries and all things turkey,
Somehow you find ways,
You’ve never done before,
To use the meat of the oversized bird,
Without letting any go to waste.

25. Turkey and Wine


Christmas time,
Turkey and Wine,
Parents mumbling Christmas rhymes.
There cake in the fridge,
Queen’s speech on the news,
Time to rejoice all the good we can do,
It’s a time for drinking,
A time for overeating,
A time for napping,
off all the food we have eaten.

 

 

25. Christmas Thanks


Thank you all,
For another year,
Of reading my attempt,
To spread Christmas cheer,
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The next week,
Will be new year,
So please keep reading,
The last countdown here.
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All that’s left,
Is for me to say,
Merry Christmas to you,
Happy New Year on the way.

24. Sweet Old Saint Nic


He’s climbing in your window,
Laying your presents out,
Bringing joy to your house,
And not waking your kids up,
He’s made his list,
And he has checked it twice,
He knows who is naughty,
And who has been nice,
Here comes Saint Nic,
All quiet and sweet,
Sneaking around,
While everyone sleeps.

23. Advent Candles


My first candle was for Hope,
The hope for the year to come,
The hope for everyone,
A reminder of things to come,
And things that could have been.
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The second candle was for Peace,
Not just at home with family,
But with everyone around the world,
A reminder that Peace,
Is not just a worldwide or home based problem.
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Last week’s candle was for Joy,
The sense we feel around friends,
When we have successes,
A reminder of the positive in the world,
Even when the world can look bleak.
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Today I light the last candle,
The candle for Love,
To me it is a reminder,
Not to forget the loved ones I’ve lost,
And the loved ones I have.
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You don’t have to be a Christian,
To light a candle at this time of year.
Light is a symbol universally,
No matter your faith or fear.
Today I light my candle for Love,
And watch Hope, Peace and Joy glow.
My candles light a path for me,
Through the dark part of my year.
Through loss of loved ones,
These candles will help me see my way.

22. Cold of Snow


The ground turns hard,
The sky turns grey,
The world becomes cold,
As we near the end of the day.
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The wind begins to howl,
The night begins to clear,
Giving way to the white,
Of Christmas Cheer.
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The children are out playing,
On the temporary play turf,
Making the most of it,
Before it goes for another year.

21. Happy Solstice


21st is here,
And that only mans one thing,
The darkest day of the year.
In history we would have freed,
The sun not returning,
Or the forest not being here.
Now we can appreciate,
The beauty of it all,
Now it is scientifically clear.
The sun will rise,
The trees will grow,
And winter will be here.

20. Knocking At The Door


Hear that knocking at the door,
You recognize it from long before,
It that long lost family member,
Who only shows at Christmas.
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Who’s that now at the door,
A knocking unlike before,
Could it be the next door friend,
Spreading cheer at Christmas.
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There sounds a sharp coughing,
Preluding another knocking,
Who’s that at the door,
Another guest for Christmas.
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Now with all and sundry here,
You can drink Christmas cheer,
And sing in the bells,
For here’s to another Christmas.

19. Snow Men


There are snow men,
With snow balls,
Rudolf calls,
And we deck the halls.
We shake hands,
And make plans,
Sing psalms,
And we meet our grans.
I write poems,
Clap my hands,
Smile at my plans,
And thank you my fans.

18. Present For You


Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
There’s something under the tree,
Just for you.
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Tulips are black,
Pansies are blue,
Christmas is nothing,
When I’m not with you.

17. Have You Got


Have you got your Christmas turkey,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
All the stuffing and the trimming,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
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It’s all sitting in the freezer.
Fa la la, la la la, la la la.
Waiting for the Christmas morning.
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
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Kids excited for the presents,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
And everyone has gifts to share,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
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Lets all sing in joy together,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
And forget about the weather,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

16. Santa Claus


Santa Claus even if not here,
Brings joy to kids,
Every Year,
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With his reindeer and sled,
And shiny bald head,
He comes and spreads cheer,
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In supermarkets and stalls,
And even school halls,
His sits and waits this year,
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He’ll soon be on his way,
After stocking his sleigh,
And Christmas Eve is here.

15. Ten Days To Go


Ten days to go,
And by now you all know,
Christmas is close,
And so is the snow,
In comes the cold,
Out comes the coal,
As the cold takes its toll.
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Thermoses are filled,
Drinks are no longer chilled,
And the garden no longer has a rose,
But we wait in delight,
For that one starry night,
With only ten days to go.

14. Monkey Day


Hayhay todays a good day,
Welcome to the day,
Where monkey business is ok,
December the 14th,
Is Monkey Day.
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get out of the house,
And play in the snow,
Or if there is none,
Just have some fun,
For today is the one day a year,
It ok to make light and merry,
And be a little monkey.

13. Christmas Jingle


Have you got your Christmas turkey,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
All the stuffing and the trimming,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
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It’s all sitting in the freezer.
Fa la la, la la la, la la la.
Waiting for the Christmas dinner.
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
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Kids excited for the presents,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
And everyone has gifts to share,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
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Lets all sing in joy together,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
And forget about the weather,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

12. Christmas Round The World


The Aussies have their barbecues,
The Eskimos build their igloos,
The Scots grab their sleds,
And the bears go to bed.
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Each corner of the earth,
Has it’s own ways to go,
Whether that’s sunny,
Or temperatures subzero.
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One thing we all share,
Is spreading cheer,
And sharing what we have,
With those who do not.

11. Friends


Friends are what make life fun,
They mix it up and get it done,
Without friends life would be dull,
And life would hit a bit of a lull,
So in this season of goodwill,
Let’s share our thanks to good friends,
And hope the friendship never ends.

10. That’s A Wrap


Pompoms and ribbons and bows and tape,
The things you need to make the shape,
Wrap the box in shiny paper,
Tie it shut with a little taper,
Tape it down and put it away,
To be ripped open another day.

9. Happy Hanukkah


It’s Hanukkah,
And I know what I wanna da’
It’s a time for remembrance,
It’s a time for enlightenment.
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Even if you don’t observe it,
We have all heard it,
And so I raise this to everyone,
Have a happy Hanukkah.

8. Christmas Shop


Chop Chop,
Time to shop,
Christmas is on the way,
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Quick Quick,
Get your pick,
For the holiday,
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Run Run,
Get it done,
Don’t let it slip away.

7. Holiday Countdown


Whether it’s the kids, Or the adults,
By now one things in sight,
The last day of work,
With the first off night.
We count down the days,
To the holiday off,
And before we know it,
Well all be off.

6. Decorate That Tree


Get the boxes out,
Blow off the dust,
Clean out the lites,
Buff the tinsel up,
Open the tree,
Argue about baubles,
And who does the fairy,
Or is it a star,
Who give a care,
By the end of today,
Let’s just have one up anyway.