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Looking forward to Christmas

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Looking forward to Christmas

As I write from far away
I Struggle to keep my thoughts and feelings at bay
My words drop on my paper in awe, arrah!
My nostalgia races through my mind in disarray.

There is nothing quite like the coming of Christmas
The melodies, decorations, and hyped spirits make me feel Christmassy
There is nothing quite excellent like the Christmas season
When we all honour and celebrate for a great reason.

We commemorate our Saviour’s birth
Whose life on earth was a myth
We praise God’s name in glorious prayer
And show Mary, the mother, how much we revere her.

As the time draws nearer
And the end of the year comes closer
We embark on a shopping spree;
Shop around for spectrums of items and never miss a Christmas tree.

I’m far away from home
It feels like I’m alone in a dome
Emasculated of my family’s love and care
But I’m consoled by the memories of times we shared.

Though my thoughts and emotions are no more depressing
The creepy weather brings cold feeling and moaning
But my hope in the peace, love and sweet tidings the season will bring
Makes every cold feeling and moaning endearing.

I look forward to eating my friend’s nice-looking mince pies
My ears itch for the chitchats with my angelic niece, an incredible magpie
I look forward to seeing on Christmas day little girls and boys
Brimming with candid smiles as they move around with their Christmas toys.

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  1. Date: 1/12/2013 12:09:00 PM
    Chum, Congratulations, a wonderful win*SKAT

    Okonkwo Avatar Chuma Okonkwo
    Date: 1/12/2013 11:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks dear.
  1. Date: 1/9/2013 4:25:00 PM
    Congrats on your winning work..Sara

    Okonkwo Avatar Chuma Okonkwo
    Date: 1/10/2013 3:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Many thanks Sara.
  1. Date: 1/8/2013 4:59:00 PM
    Chuma, a nice SEASON OF LIGHTS a nice & warm CONGRATULATIONS, with your win is a DELIGHT & ENLIGHTENMENT in OUR GLOBAL COMMUNITY (contest)... keep up the good work... always~PD

    Okonkwo Avatar Chuma Okonkwo
    Date: 1/10/2013 3:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks PD for your kind comments.
  1. Date: 1/4/2013 7:30:00 AM
    Love this descriptive write on Christmas. Thnx for the visit. Happy to hear abt your experience with Diwali celebrations. Congrats!! Jag

  1. Date: 1/3/2013 10:25:00 AM
    Love all the many wonderful images of XMas in this one. BIG congrats for your win.

  1. Date: 11/22/2012 4:16:00 PM
    Chuma, love the smiles, one gives in this season, enjoyed stopping by once again ;-)~ Hope you are having a joyous holiday. Take care ~PD

    Okonkwo Avatar Chuma Okonkwo
    Date: 11/22/2012 4:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Many thanks for stopping by... lol
  1. Date: 11/22/2012 8:53:00 AM
    You have expressed many of the best things about Christmas in this sweet poem of yours. Love how you mentioned mincemeat pies. Those seem to have disappeared from our tables!! Happy Thanksgiving, chuma

    Okonkwo Avatar Chuma Okonkwo
    Date: 11/22/2012 4:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Andrea..... And happy thanksgiving too. xx