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Sonnet Christmas Poems | Sonnet Poems About Christmas

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The Hush of Christmas Past

Can you recall the hush of Christmas past? Think back to when you were a little child, excited Santa Claus would come at last, too young to even know you’d been beguiled. In shadows of your quiet room you lay. Then maybe to your window you’d tiptoe, look out and search the sky for Santa’s sleigh. But all you’d see were swirling flakes of snow, And in that night, while all your family slept, you tried to stay awake. Do you recall the only thing you heard as Sandman crept upon you was the clock upon the wall? The hush of Christmas past is never gone. As long as there are children, it lives on.

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2014

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Christmas time was lonely for this young boy.
He lived a homeless life upon the street
Remembering before, when life held joy,
Inside, warm and cozy near a hearth's heat.
Snowmen always seemed to share such delight
That he thought he would build one near each home,
Maybe joining in a fun snowball fight,
Always creating snowmen in the gloam;
Sweet surprise for families unaware.

Giving the only gift he could think of
In building each snowman he took such care,
For it was his kind way to share his love.
These gifts brought him such happiness to see
Smiles upon surprised faces filled with glee.

Copyright © Connie Marcum Wong | Year Posted 2015

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Santa's Favorite - Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

Santa Claus has travel worries at the North Pole,
With terrible winter storms brewing there afoot,
He knows Christmas is so close and so he must put
His children first now whom he loves deeply and whole! 
And so he must find red-nosed Rudolph to cajole
Him into guid’n his sleigh on Christmas Eve to boot,
For this would bring his kids so much joy—what a hoot!   
Rudolph’s red nose bright guiding them from the North Pole! 

Rudolph leads Santa’s reindeer on Christmas Eve Night,
While all shout out with joy on this blessed holy night!
Santa’s reindeer love Rudolph in equal measure,
For with him they won’t be lost—oh what a pleasure!
Rudolph’s glowing red nose shines now ever so bright,
As we all with Santa celebrate the Lord’s night!

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved, (December 12, 2014) 
(Petrarchan Sonnet poetic format in Iambic Hexameter)

Copyright © Gary Bateman | Year Posted 2014

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Christmas Wishes for You

For anyone struggling in the holiday season!!

Although there's nothing much that I could add
to all the Christmas wishes ever made,
I'll wish for you that traffic won't be bad
the day you shop and that you may get paid
some kind of Christmas bonus for a change,
and when beneath the mistletoe you stand,
I hope you're not approached by someone strange,
but rather by a stranger who is grand!
And should you be so childish (I mean bold)
to ice skate on a lake or board the snow,
I pray for you that you don't catch a cold
or break a leg as down some hill you go.
My wishes, like my gifts, are kind of cheap;
May faith in them require no giant leap!

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2011

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The Magic of Christmas Divine

The Magic of Christmas Divine

Christmas cometh only once in each year, 
Infusing us with moments so divine,
Giving us God’s love in His cosmic rhyme,
As mankind basks now true in hope and cheer!
God brings us His Son’s love precious and near,
In a mystic rhythm of iambic rhyme,
Whilst we seek Christ’s holy embrace in kind,
Praising Him with our love true and sincere!

Christ’s passion gives us His true love replete,
As we bathe in Heaven’s light ever bright,
Sharing His endless love on Christmas night!
Christmas magic touches our souls complete,
As we celebrate Christ’s love here on Earth,
Praising His transcendence from mortal birth!

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved,
December 16, 2016 (Petrarchan Sonnet)

Author’s Notes:
Meter: Iambic Pentameter
Octave: abbaabba | Sestet: cddcee

Copyright © Gary Bateman | Year Posted 2016

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White Christmas

Father Christmas carries a sack
Filled with 420 kilos of crack
Father Christmas, give us a hit
Roll up a joint of your dankest sh*t
Father Spliffmas sing us a song
Get out your matches and light up the bong

Copyright © Casper Daccary | Year Posted 2014

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Christmas Magic

Can you remember Christmas long ago,
How those December days were waited for?
Remember how, so happy, we would go
Into those stores aglow with bright decor; 
Such feelings of delight when Santa Claus,
Together with his bag of toys, was there?
Mid all the bustling, we would stop and pause 
And whisper in his ear our toy wish 'prayer.'
Such magic Christmas held that time of year.

Most everyone was filled with Christmas love
And though the times were simple then, it's clear
Good spirits filled our hearts. Then from above
In dark of night more Christmas magic flowed,
Cause in the morn we'd find that it had snowed.

Sandra M. Haight

~2nd Place~
Premiere Contest: Winter-Related Acrostic Poem
Sponsor: Janice Canerdy
Judged: 01/04/2017

~2nd Place~
Contest: Something New: A Christmas Sonnet Acrostic
Sponsor: Andrea Dietrich
Judged: 12/24/2015

Copyright © Sandra Haight | Year Posted 2015

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You'll Be Home for Christmas

You WILL be home for Christmas, this I know
Though far from me, you are in silent pledge
My love for you does linger, feign to grow
It reaches out to you beyond the hedge

A hedge you've built around your blessed heart
You've shut me out, and yet I linger still
For of your soul and life I must take part
For none but you these longings can fulfill

The tree and lights and all the Christmas cheer
Dim in these eyes that fill with tears unshed
And yet I smile, for to my heart you're near
You come to me when all your words are read

At Christmas time at home you're sure to be
My heart I've made your home, and you're with me

Eileen Manassian

Copyright © Eileen Manassian | Year Posted 2014

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Colorful tassels swirl around the pine
Hovering brightly on dazzle of lights,
Richer the kindred prayers, so divine
Inviting Babe Jesus to join our rites.
Songs peal with laughter and new wishes blow,
To remind each other that gratitude
Means special for the hearth's love,all aglow;
As ornamental candles drift, so hued!
Starry-eyed, a lacy table is dressed
More cheerful the beams; it's Gram's festive treat;
Awakening kids’ last surprise, how blessed
Gift- giving is, through a Yuletide complete.

In the magic of this radiant eve,
Comes hope's spirit true, in which we believe!

Andrea Dietrich’s Contest
Something New: A Christmas Sonnet Acrostic
` syllables checked through www.howmanysyllables.com


Copyright © nette onclaud | Year Posted 2015

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Christmas Music

Compassion’s finger strums another note,
He listens as the angels start to sing,
Recalling lines from what apostles wrote,
Indwells the spirit held by Heaven’s king.
Succinctly spoken leaving soul in tune,
The gifts we need are never under trees,
Mosaic mustard seeds lit by the moon,
Aspires our gaze and prayers on bending knees.
Submits himself to love and sounds of grace,

Mistrust no longer drowns and mutes his heart,
United song with Christ, him to erase
So many sins in mercy to impart.
In essence, life and hope beyond today.
Contrasts the world, as it dissolves away. 

Written:  12.16.15

Recently entered
Contest: Your absolute best
Sponser: The Seeker

Previously entered
Contest:  A Christmas Sonnet Acrostic
Sponser: Andrea Dietrich

Copyright © rob carmack | Year Posted 2015

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My Perfect Christmas

I'd like to spend my Christmas by the sea
Where ocean foam piles up like drifting snow
Green coconuts were ornaments on trees
And eggnog is a very old Bordeaux

The ocean would come caroling each night
Waves shimmer just like tinsel in the moon
I'd swing on ev'ry star 'til they left sight
Absorbing all the peace one could consume

And if old Santa happened to drop by
We'd talk a little treason by the fire
I'd ask if he could tell the reason why
Peace all around the world would not transpire

But what I'd like is not what I will get
I'll stay home and have Christmas with my pet

   by Daniel Turner

Copyright © Daniel Turner | Year Posted 2016

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Christmas Day

My Christmas Baby Doll

Fast down the staircase, eight of us in all,
like Santa’s reindeer, fly to our big tree
the very second that our parents call
us from our bedrooms. Oh, the gifts we see!
The glitter of the tinsel can’t compare
to our excitement as we run to snatch
our presents up! Then we begin to tear
the wrapping off, and then at last I catch
a glimpse of my best present on the floor.
A box rectangular, it makes me guess
it has to be the gift I will adore.
Pink-cheeked and sweet, it’s Thumbelina! Yes!
I wind a knob. Her small head moves. How real
my baby is, and what great joy I feel!

Written Dec. 21, 2016 for The Christmas Day Contest of  Alexis Y.
See picture of the vintage 1964 doll above.

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2016

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God's Christmas Angel

God’s Christmas Angel

God’s Christmas Angel is full of His love; 
A Guardian to those lost to His light.
Restore them to God’s path of divine right,
This Angel’s charge be with His grace above!
This Angel’s mission is replete with love,
And one prized in God’s holy presence bright;
One passion perfect in His holy light;
And one blessed by heavenly Saints above! 

This Angel cloaks those lost in love replete;
With true passion and holy spirit now,
To fulfill God’s wish—His eternal vow!
Love’s this Guardian’s power complete;
Her spirit to redeem those lost on Earth,
Bringing them God’s love and divine rebirth!

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved,
December 2, 2015 (Petrarchan Sonnet)

Author’s Notes:
Meter: Iambic Pentameter
Octave: abbaabba | Sestet: cddcee

Copyright © Gary Bateman | Year Posted 2015

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Christmas Eve

Late is the hour and nigh is the morrow
  yet a Little Drummer Boy his drum plays;
and upon the man of peace and sorrow
  shine the brightest stars in heavenly gaze.
Bells are ringing and Santa's on his way,
  and while children stir from their restless sleep
they listen for a fat man in a sleigh -
  their hearts to gladden and their eyes to peep!
Soon it will be that golden fresco light 
  when first born was the Child Christ prophesied;
and I, a weary creature of the night,
  will see in again its dawning Yuletide.
When closed are my eyes to the beating drum...
hark! A new born King pa rum pum pum pum

                  December 1991

Copyright © Keith Trestrail | Year Posted 2014

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Christmas dreams

Christmas dreams

A whole year long wait,
and Christmas is here,
Cheerful faces and dancing gait,
Must enjoy its fragrance in the air !

Remember gifts of last year,
Santa to our dream as we exactly thought,
Promises that were done for this year,
Let's see what special he has now got !

Time to get ivy, holly and mistletoe,
Jingle bells,candies and colourful candles,
and wait for cover by a pure white snow,
Lighted houses, illuminated sleighs and angels!

Paint the chimney new for Saint to creep in,
and slip gifts into stockings hanging by fireplace,
At night when the church bell will ring,
Carols will add melody to festive's grace !

Will take celebrations to the twelfth night,
And wake up with dreams shining bright!

Written December 2nd, 2014
For Carol's 'Children's Christmas' contest

Awarded 1st place

Entered for "Any poem on New year or Christmas" contest by SKAT A
Awarded 5th place win

Entered for "101 in a row contest- 20 - Christmas poems" by PD A

Copyright © Dr. Upma A. Sharma | Year Posted 2014

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My Christmas Souvenir

The sledding and the skating in ‘63;
the sugar cookies frosted green and red;
the stringing popcorn with my family
and going anxiously that Eve to bed.

The gift exchange when relatives would meet.
Some traveled far to Grandma's little town.
The feast and seeing cousins  such a treat!
We  stayed and played until the sun went down.

The program at our church where all took part.
Our flock was small but talent did not lack.
The joyous songs; before we would depart;
the glorious sweets dispensed from Santa's sack!

No holiday to come could be as dear
as when I was a child in my eighth year!

For the  "Christmas Past, Present or Future" Poetry contest of Kelly Deschler
(This was also the year my mother met my stepdad and we became a family of 9 instead of 5. A standout year, but also reminiscent of many of my childhood years at Christmas time in Iowa. With so many dear relatives now passed on, the past would be my time I would choose to revisit.)

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2014

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You'll be Home for Christmas

You WILL be home for Christmas, this I know
Though far from me, you are in silent pledge
My love for you does linger, feign to grow
It reaches out to you beyond the hedge

A hedge you've built around your blessed heart
You've shut me out, and yet I linger still
For of your soul and life I must take part
For none but you these longings can fulfill

The tree and lights and all the Christmas cheer
Dim in these eyes that fill with tears unshed
And yet I smile, for to my heart you're near
You come to me when all your words are read

At Christmas time at home you're sure to be
My heart I've made your home, and you're with me

Eileen Manassian

A repost....

Copyright © Eileen Manassian | Year Posted 2015

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Employment for an Elf

Being short, I was asked to play an elf
For a mall Santa who had his own beard
The elf suit I’d not have picked for myself
Spock ears, curled shoes and red tights – I looked weird

The regular elf had caught a bad flu
While jolly Saint Nick downed too much eggnog
Rascal Rudolph, sans the eight-reindeer crew,
Grazed on manger hay like a “boarish” hog

Children wanted to sit on Santa’s lap
But his halitosis cast most away
One large boy created quite a mishap
He slid and cracked Santa’s over-packed sleigh

Today I’ll not venture into a mall
They remind me of my worst job of all

*Written November 10, 2014 for Sara’s “Jobs” contest

Copyright © Carolyn Devonshire | Year Posted 2014

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Hush of Christmas Past

To rush down the stairs of pure excitement
and spill onto the floor of packaged gifts
Wanting to open each cherished  present
Only to find new clothes, the emotion shifts
To live in worlds of a child's fantasy
as they dream of things that can't be obtained
To graple with truth, a learned capacity
One a disappointed child can't sustain
This is the past of a hushed Christmas
When spaces lived in were trodden and poor
Where there was comfort in love's surplus
and our lives were before us to explore

To have lived through a time, when love was all
Even if presents of clothes, were all we saw

contest Hush of Christmas Past

Copyright © Frederic Parker | Year Posted 2014

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12 days of christmas: wedding vows

Love share thoughts in this particle of time
"I adore your dress" "you are my groom on fire"
On the 29 of December we'll share: "you will be mine"
So we won't die of loneliness, depicted of desire!
And for love and sickness we'll walk through
Smiling and Sharing our dance at last
With no more moments of blues !
Its time, let's toast "to love" , "to all the guests!"
And here we are, embraced by beautiful flowers planted on the ground
This feels like Eden, sharing our ballroom song;
We are the one,  just look around..
All tables made of marbles topped with laces that are strong!
                   Our vision, family members smiling, and yelling a ton...
                   "Caviar is served let's cheer the happiest Couple who has won!"

Copyright © Thoubert Larus | Year Posted 2013

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Christmas Music

Come caroling on Christmas Day, my love.
Hark merry sounds, one spirit sings as two.
Rise carols high above white turtle dove
In flight with cardinals of reddest hue.   
Sing loud of peace and joy and jingle bells
Together as we glide o’er sparkling field.
More music blends with wind and wintry smells -
All spice, pine cones and tasty treats concealed.
Snow powders us in magic, soft and white.

My hands and heart are warmed by you so near.
Until the day retreats in full moon light,
Sing tenderly into my loving ear.
If New Year, like a thief, takes you away,
Could you return to me 'fore Christmas Day?  

Written 12/9/15 for Andrea's Something New: A Christmas Sonnet Acrostic Contest  

Copyright © Rhonda Johnson-Saunders | Year Posted 2015

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Christmas Longings

My Christmas will be all it’s meant to be
If but one wish is granted now to me
T’will be the season that is fair and bright
If what my heart is craving comes in sight

It’s not a package wrapped in red and gold
I’m not a girl for trinkets loud and bold
It’s not a keepsake that will bring a smile
Or tasty treat that sweetens for a while

The gift I seek is not what others give
It is a gift I need if I'm to live
I long once more your love for me to bloom
To close the world to us in lover’s room

Your passion can my body decorate
Your eyes be twinkling lights that celebrate
Your arms the wreaths that beautify my night
Your kisses, soft, the gifts that bring delight

This Christmas wish I make with longing sigh
And hope these words I pen will bring you by 

Eileen Manassian

Copyright © Eileen Manassian | Year Posted 2014

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C  heers to the children as they  sing in choirs,
H  ear their voices,their  wish this Yuletide;
R  efrains are tunes of their pure heart’s  desires:
I  n all nations,  may love and peace reside.
S  ee the stars of dreams in their loving eyes,
T  heir three-colored candles shimmer their lights,
M ay the spirit of sharing strengthens  ties
A  nd no more hate nor war,  their future’s night.
S  ilver and golden  bells hang on pine trees,
M  agically ring in carols of kids;
U nwinding notes in tuneful melodies,
S  ay, save their lives and give the joy they need.
I  ncreasing the volume of  this music-----
“C hildren have the wands of Christmas magic.”

©2015Leonora Galinta
     All Rights Reserved

Dec. 20, 2015.   12.25pm

Tenth Place
Contest: Something New: A Christmas Sonnet Acrostic
Judged: 12/24/2015
Sponsor: Poet Andrea Dietrich

Copyright © Galeo DS | Year Posted 2015

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christmas in milan italy

this christmas started out just the same 
as all thee other one's i mean mom 
baking her famous fruit cake 
while my two aunt argue back and forth

over my uncle paulie being late with the turkey again
spending hours on his famous meatball sauce
quite the ritual as everyone does their part 
about midday thee sorting of christmas lights
awaiting aunt sister mary agnes to come 
strolling in with a fresh cut tree  
she finds every year at our lady of mount carmel 
faithfully father carmine always picks the wreath 

bringing a bottle of russo to enhance the mood
but what did i know soon pop rushes to the cellar
retrieving his state of thee art
phonographic record player way before our time 

he would say struggling with the cords of an old rca 
clutching his 78 record collection of frank sinatra
mario lanza nat king cole the andrew sisters lawrence welk  
by now i had drifted into stage four of boredom 

when the annual box of ornaments pass by 
being carried by my clumbsy brother anthony 
tangled in the cords of pop's record player again
he chuckles at the busy lad the song began to sound

my nona and uncle luigi start arranging the chairs 
making a dance floor italian pastries are being served 
with long belly laughs forcefully bringing them all to tears 
year after year my aunts began to cry with happiness 

pinching cheeks when everyone stop's what they were doing 
to join in a tarantella dance pop catches me pouting 
he began to sing along chanting his favorite song capturing 
my smile with what's a matter you hey what are gonna say hey 
don't you like a this place hey shut up a your face

Copyright © Yolanda Jones | Year Posted 2013

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Christmas Magic

Creator God, a babe in manger born
He came to bring relief from hopeless fate
Rejoicing was the world that Christmas morn
Immanuel had come to banish hate
Serene were hearts as baby Jesus smiled
Triumphant was the blessed angels’ song
Majestic One in earthly form, a child
Attested truth that right would triumph wrong
Succumb and let the magic touch your soul

Messiah’s love accept and let him reign
A life of broken dreams can be made whole
Gone from your aching heart will be your pain 
I ask of you to bask in Christmas cheer
C ome worship him and feel his love draw near

For Andrea Dietrich's Christmas Contest
December, 19, 2015

Copyright © Eileen Manassian | Year Posted 2015

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The Christmas tree

I have a small, small tree,
Covered by golden light.
Everyone is happy to see
My tree in Christmas night,
The star may be unseen,
An angel is in her prow,
The gift boxes are green  
Tied with a red bow,
The bedroom’s light is shut,
But the tree’s lights I keep.
Even so my love will put
Me and my girl to sleep
With a Christmas lullaby
And I will dream like a baby!

Copyright © João Camilo | Year Posted 2014

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

The radio was playing “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” Widow Kaye was putting reindeer figures on her shelf. She glanced outside where snow like frosting lay along her fence. “Yes, let my heart be light,” she muttered as the melody played on. She frowned. Although her tree looked nice and bright, it had no shining star. Where had it gone? It vanished like those “faithful friends so dear.” She sighed, “What am I doing all this for? The kids aren’t even coming.” Then a tear slid down her cheek. “Yes, ‘golden days of yore’ since not one soul this year can visit me!” she voiced. “Oh well, I sure do love this tree.” Written December 2015 For the Christmas Carol Poetry Contest of Kelly Deschler

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2015

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Guiding Light

Guiding Light

Led by the bright lone Star of Bethlehem
there knelt, with staff and lambs, a shepherd boy.
His glowing eyes gazed on the sight that then
drew many by this Star that promised joy.

They came and joined him 'round the manger there,
and shepherd boy felt love within him rise.
He knew what he beheld, infant so fair,
God sent to us as our salvation's prize.

The site of baby Jesus touched his soul;
he knew, as others did, our Savior came.
For bathe in Heaven's light, angels extolled;
this child, as Son of God, we would proclaim.

His birth in Bethlehem that sacred night
gave shepherd boy, and us, new guiding light.

Sandra M. Haight

Copyright © Sandra Haight | Year Posted 2015

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Christmas Carolers

Come list' my dear to Christmas, 'tis the sound
of children's voices ringing soft and dear,
it calls to mind some hope may still be found
within a world that lives in constant fear.

Oh what a change the world's been going through
since first we met one winter Christmas eve,
and all I ever had, the gift of you,
is all I ever needed to believe

that peace on Earth would be all of our days
and now just hear these children sing along,
perhaps we judge them harshly, in some ways,
for don't they seem the picture of their song?

How could one think our children do not care,
 when there's so much of Christmas they now share? 
© ron wilson aa vee bdosa the doylestown poet

Copyright © Vee Bdosa | Year Posted 2013

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Can yet the joy of Christmas love assure,
His wisdom shared in praise of child’s rebirth,
Remind to modest souls of bliss secure,
In heaven’s glory, hail his divine worth.
Sincerest carols sung in seasons song,
To welcome Christ in festive joy of peace,
Most worthy love to claim for life so strong,
As tenderest belief will never cease.
Save and rejoice the message kept alive,

Give all thy love to cheer thy love’s reform,
In days of blessing, wherefore peace shall thrive,
For kindness reigns when loving thoughts conform.
This day and festive season’s fare enthral,
So hail the Lord his greatest gift of all.

Contest: Something New - A Christmas Sonnet Acrostic
Sponsored by: Andrea Dietrich

Copyright © Teppo Gren | Year Posted 2015