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.

This Old Heart of Mine


Given the world,
I would give it away,
Just to spend my time,
Laying next to you each day.

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I have had many days to myself,
And not one of them compares,
To a single hour with you.

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But you don’t see me,
And although I may be a young guy,
My heart is old and waiting for you,
I just want to love you in the old fashioned way,
Long nights laying together,
Just in each others company.

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Life in my mind,
Seemed easier before,
But now I spend every day,
Just longing for you to be with me.

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What I would give for just a kiss,
To feel your lips on mine,
And the warmth of your breath,

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But you don’t see me,
And I am starting to think,
You never will,
My heart will forever long for yours
But it knows the drill,
Smile and move on like before.

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But you don’t see me,
And although I may be a young guy,
My heart is old and waiting for you,
I just want to love you in the old fashioned way,
Long nights laying together,
Just in each others company.

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Maybe one day you will see me,
But until then I must wait,
And live tomorrow as another day.

Words


Words can hurt,
Words can break,
Words can mend,
Words can make,
Words are strong,
Words are weak,
Words are soft,
Words are bleak,
Words don’t lie,
Words don’t cheat,
Words don’t sing,
Words don’t speak,
Words shouldn’t sting,
Words shouldn’t bite,
Words shouldn’t be wrong,
Words shouldn’t be right,
Words are the messenger,
The message, the point,
Words are more powerful,
Than sword or arrow point,
Words speak volumes,
But say very little,
Words can portray,
But also betray,
Words can inform,
But as easily deform,
Choose your words carefully,
Judge every one,
And remember that emotion,
Is linked to each and every one.

Clouds


I look below the plane,
And then blankets roll over the land,
The long never ending see of white,
Like a warm coat for the earth,
And like something in a dream.

London From Above


From above the london lights,
Shine orange, yellow and white.
The trains like worms,
Go underground,
Only to come up,
On the other side of town. 
Everyone is busy,
In their own little world.
No-one says hi,
Or whispers a word.
And I judge them here,
From my ivory tower.
Up high in the clouds,
Above the towers.
They don’t know I’m here,
Looking down on them.
As I climb higher,
In my roll of tin.
London is a blur,
Of lights on the ground.
Goodbye London,
And your mystical underground.

0. Christmas Countdown


It’s that time again,
To ring it in,
Spread the cheer,
And mark the end of the year.
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Get your elf shoes on,
The tree out,
Dust off the lights,
And get excited.
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Return to here,
On December the 1st,
For a daily poem,
Like a chocolate in a calendar.

Sorry For My Silence


We have been apart for so long,
Not spoken in word or song,
Haven’t said a word for years,
Not been at each others ears,
Time moves on day by day,
And we both work away,
Although we are silent,
We both know we aren’t absent,
One day we will sit down,
And chat for hours,
But for now,
Sorry for my silence,