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That sad, sad Christmas day

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That sad, sad Christmas day

Inspired by Andreas contest, though in ballade form. not for contest.

That awful Christmas day

The sun was shining bright outside
Christmas day was here
We’d all enjoyed our Christmas lunch
Then drank some wine and beer
Everyone wore happy smiles
It was that kind of day
When everyone was filled with cheer
And the atmosphere was gay.

Then we smelled that acrid smoke
It was heavy in the air
I looked outside and fear hit me
The flames were everywhere
A fire had started in the bush
And now it was upon us
Everyone was in blind panic
Creating such a fuss

All of us fled from the house
And gathered there outside
As the fire devoured our lovely home
I was stunned, I could have cried
For nothing could be done at all
The firemen came too late
On that sad, sad Christmas day
Much fear life did create.

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  1. Date: 12/17/2013 11:15:00 AM
    Very sad, And seem so real reading the words. This has actually happend to me on halloween, befor the holidays. But very good poem.

  1. Date: 11/27/2013 2:33:00 PM
    - A absolutely horrible and sad Christmas, hope it's not written from real event, Peter! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 11/27/2013 3:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Anne-Lise, no it was not a real event, although we have been close to this a couple of times. It was pure fantasy inspired by Andreas bad holiday contest.
  1. Date: 11/27/2013 3:14:00 AM
    beautifully sad and lyrically expressed... we here will have a solemn christmas after a devastating storm ravaged us.... wonderful, peter.. huggs

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 11/27/2013 3:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Nette, for your kind comments. I hope that you get through it without too much grief.....Peter
  1. Date: 11/26/2013 11:28:00 PM
    Peter, this one is sad, and good for the sad contest... wishing you luck...LINDA

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 11/27/2013 3:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Linda, you are so kind as always...Peter
  1. Date: 11/26/2013 11:22:00 PM
    Out of imagination or real, whateva dis is dis is sadening tragical. But u r alive to write dis impressive rhymin verse is what readers cud b thankful for.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 11/27/2013 3:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much for your kind words, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 11/26/2013 10:33:00 PM
    Captivating well written poem. But very sad. Well done.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 11/27/2013 3:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Jon, I appreciate your words of kindness....peter
  1. Date: 11/26/2013 7:26:00 PM
    very sad write Peter....

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 11/27/2013 3:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Joseph for reading and commenting...peter
  1. Date: 11/26/2013 6:54:00 PM
    I hope this was purely fiction, though so often fires start from the tree...poignant write but nicely penned... hugs :)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 11/27/2013 3:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It was fiction Sandra, but we have came close in the past...I appreciate your kind comments....peter
  1. Date: 11/26/2013 4:30:00 PM
    That must have been a very emotional, stressful, horrible day for the whole family..My father told of their home burning when he was a young boy..Back then there was no insurance, no Red Cross,etc..Poor people had it rough..This work is very descriptive of such a happening..Enjoyed reading ..Thanks for the visit to my page..Oh, I wrote about the fire that destroyed my father's home..I think it was titled "When The Man Cried"..Sara

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 11/27/2013 3:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you sara, this is a poem from my imagination thank goodness. I will find your poem and have a read. Thank you for your very kind comments...peter
  1. Date: 11/26/2013 3:39:00 PM
    How sad! Unfortunately, accidents like this do often happen on Christmas Day. Peter, if you do decide to enter this amazing poem into the contest, I wish you the best of luck!...Thank you for the wonderful comments, as always!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 11/27/2013 3:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Kelly. I won't be entering the poem in the contest because it is written in the ballad form and Andrea wants a different style. I am mainly a ballad type writer, and hate changing my style. I am but dinosaur I am afraid lol. I appreciate your kind comments, my friend Peter
  1. Date: 11/26/2013 3:37:00 PM
    Hi Peter, Sad but nicely penned story.. Ken

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 11/27/2013 3:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanlk you so much Ken...peter
  1. Date: 11/26/2013 3:22:00 PM
    Of course you should enter this polished piece in Andrea's contest, my friend. This is by far the best I've seen thus far. Come on, be a sport, Peter. I'm rooting for you. Licia :-)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 11/27/2013 3:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Lysia. I am afraid Andrea wants these poems written in a certain style that I am not at home with. I am a dinosaur, and mostly stick to what comes natural to me. At seventy one I can't see me changing. I am so glad you like it...peter