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Poetry from within

A Christmas toast

The story of the Nativity

Brings forth creativity

In verses of rhythm and rhyme

To celebrate Christmas time!

The forum poets have let loose with their pen

To cheer and delight us again and again

And to ask us all to spare a thought

For soldiers still fighting and those who have fought

So as a shepherd follows a star

Just remember how humble we are

And as the three kings bring gifts to the manger

Spare a thought for the homeless stranger

Then open your pressies, eat, drink and be merry

Be it Guinness or cider, whisky or sherry

Tuck in, to your 3, 4 or 5 courses

Then raise up your glass

And salute the Armed Forces!

Jan Hedger

FootNote: A poem of the 'early hours' - my wee contribution