Merry Christmas Dad


Merry Christmas Dad,
I know that you’re not here,
It doesn’t mean you’re not,
In my heart this year.
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This is our first year without you,
Your first birthday not here,
The first time I cant say,
Merry Christmas, and see you next year.

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.