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Christmas Day

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Below is the poem entitled Christmas Day which was written by poet Shadow Hamilton. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Christmas Day

Dawn creeping over the land
fresh sprinkling of snow
makes the garden gleam

Grandma already busy
she is preparing dinner
a fine fat goose awaits

Stuffed with chestnuts
it goes in to slowly roast
heavenly smells emerge

Stirrings from up above
The children run down
excitement shining on faces

As they spy the presents
picking the up for a shake
called to come for breakfast

Impatiently they eat their food
then outside to build a snowman
they dress it in Dad's old clothes

They sit fidgeting through service
yawning as the sermon drags on
rushing home as fast as feet can carry

At last time to open presents
a shiny new red bike for Sue
a monster truck for Gary 

Mum gets jewellery and perfume
a set of tools for Dad
Grandma gets her special chair

The goose and all the trimmings ready
Dad carves and serves them all
deep silent just clatter of cutlery

As the food is demolished
everyone is now so stuffed
they flop where there is room

Get your coats and scarves on
groaning they go out carol singing
soon having great fun

Returning to hot cocoa
and toasted marshmallows
in front of a roaring fire

As the sun slowly sets 
the children are sent to bed
moans that it is too early

Fall on suddenly deaf ears
now it is adult time
out come the cards and gin

Much later reeling they stagger to bed
a few too many drinks were downed in toasts
as they shared memories of past Christmas's


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  1. Date: 1/10/2014 4:12:00 PM
    Hello Shadow, .. I posted a new poem would you like to take a trip and read my poem..... You will find your name on my latest... hehehehHeheheh, WARNNING!!! It is a long poem... :) :) LINDA

  1. Date: 12/22/2013 12:41:00 AM
    Quite a day you show us hete Shadow.' great to read and comment on ..!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 12/22/2013 7:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 12/22/2013 7:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ty Joe
  1. Date: 12/21/2013 12:06:00 AM
    Very nice Christmas poem Shadow. I hope your Christmas is wonderful, and that you have a happy new year...peter

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 12/22/2013 7:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    will be nice but quiet ty Peter hope yours is great season's greetings Shadow x smile hug