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Posts tagged “Christmas

x-mas eve 12/24/14

x-mas eve

hustling

bustling

maddening

crowd

yammering

stammering

unyieldingly

loud

mumbling

bumbling

fumbling

fools

grabbing and stabbing

at turkeys and tools

at bikes for tykes

just something she likes

a card that sings

for watches and rings

and sparkly things

for any and all

they have on their list

plus baubles and kitsch

for the ones who got missed

tempers and tantrums

as religion is lost

buying on credit

never counting the cost

dibbling

dabbling

babbling

scrabbling

to get through the line

on out of the store

a mad rush home

to crash through the door

throw down the bags

and flop in your seat

for x-mas eve dinner

is ready to eat…

but a glance out the window

on a clear winter’s night

a star in the east

shines forth its light

on a stable and a manger

a newborn babe lies

waiting to be remembered

tlh

 ©12/24/14


December 25, 2011 “Christmas”

 “Christmas”

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Footsteps trodden upon new fallen snow

make no sound at all

not a whisper in the hush

that blankets tree and field

mountain and valley

hamlet and home

as midnight gates swing silently open

candlelit window sills cast a faint glow on downy paths

lighting the way for Christmas

tlh 12/25/11


December 17, 2011 “Oh, Christmas Tree”

 “Oh, Christmas Tree”

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Fraser and Douglas trussed tight

lying on the sidewalk

bound prisoners with no way of escape

stacked like cord wood for a fire

price tags or toe tags

to trees they’re the same…

Merry Christmas!

tlh 12/17/11