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2010 - THE BEST CHRISTMAS EVER

In Cape Town the bitter cold north wind
needles under my clothes and wind
my scarf around my neck and face,
penetrating bones, the cold I have to face.
It reminds me of the winter of ’10:
London was under snow and minus 10;
the worst winter since all records began.
The many cancelled plane trips finally began.
We left in the morning – trepidation great,
not knowing our fate and our spirits not great.
Snowbound and cocooned in the flat
above the city; the landscape coloured flat.
Smoke lazy issuing from a chimney pot.
A solitary annoying raven I wish to pot,
waking me each morning with his crow.
I have something about which I can crow:
I’m seeing my daughter for the first time.
Grinning from ear to ear all the time.
No public transport running – snowed in.
Christmas spent in solitude – staying in.
Only my daughter and I at the table,
ignoring old family issues on the table.
Feasting on the turkey she had prepared.
With open heart she had come prepared.
I salute her! Nothing will compare ever!
2010 - The Best Christmas ever!

Poetry form: Identical Rhyme

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  1. Date: 12/13/2014 7:08:00 PM

    Such a God gifted joyous reunion THANKS for the sharing! Much enjoyed. Happy Holy Days. Congrad's on your win. Light & Love
  1. Date: 12/13/2014 4:36:00 PM

    have never seen this form before - great memories - many congrats:-) Hugs Jan xxx
  1. Date: 12/12/2014 10:40:00 PM

    Congrats on your win :)Cheers Vicki
  1. Date: 12/12/2014 8:07:00 PM

    Suzette congratulations on your win
  1. Date: 12/12/2014 7:22:00 PM

    Dropping back with my congratulations.
  1. Date: 12/12/2014 2:36:00 PM

    Moments like these are like beacons of a light house, they warm the cockles of our hearts long after the experience has passed, thank you for entering my contest and congrats on your win Suzette xxxx
  1. Date: 11/29/2014 8:01:00 AM

    Nice story Suzette. Very interesting form.
  1. Date: 11/29/2014 12:47:00 AM

    Never heard (nor read LOL) about this identical rhyme. It's cool, I think that it's a good "resource" to write something humorous ... trying to use the rhymed words with opposite meanings ... I'm going to give it a try. Thanks for the enlightenment. How are you, Suzette? How's the summer in South Africa? Still working on your home? Sending a big hug!

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