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Poetry from within

Christmas Time

I really look forward to Christmas

With mistletoe trimmings and holly

The looks of delight on the children

And everyone feeling so jolly

So many presents to look at

Wrapped up with paper so bright

No wonder we find ourselves restless

Unable to sleep Christmas night

That wonderful time in the morning

The children all checking their toys

The girls have Barbies or ponies

An X-box perhaps for the boys

Before mum can open her presents

She prepares the turkey for lunch

While dad plays around with the children

And mum whispers "thank you a bunch"

When all of the presents are opened

The telephone then starts to ring

It's grandma and grandad from London

"Oh dear did they buy anything?"

While daddy checks all of the labels

The children keep talking away

And finally daddy has found them

As they run out of something to say

"Thank you for buying me Lego"

"And the beautiful dolly for me"

Then handing the phone back to daddy

They run off and sit by the tree

After the tinsel and turkey

They settle down on the settee

Poor dad has to clear up the debris

Mum and the kids watch t.v.

This scene is repeated world over

It's one that we all would desire

A family happy together

Loving and warm by the fire

I always look forward to Christmas

With it's love for a boy and a girl

But let's not forget those poor people

Who long for but never find joy

Whilst we eat up our turkey and pudding

They are starving and dying of thirst

And it pains me to say I'm like you

Not thinking of others needs first

So enjoy your cold turkey sandwich

washed down with a glass of red wine

But remember the lost and the lonely

Who won't have a good Christmas time

Don Holmes