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Best Holiday Poems

Below are the all-time best Holiday poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of holiday poems written by PoetrySoup members

One Green Leaf
One leaf fell from a tall, tall tree
and subtly kissed gnarled roots beneath;
a lover’s kiss below sunned-sheath 
of greenest leaves, a jubilee.  

One spiraling...

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Categories: color, green, holiday, imagery,
Form: Verse

Premium Member The Night the Grinch Stole Our Muses
'Twas the night before Christmas and their pages were bare
  Not one word could they write, not one verse to declare
  The Grinch...

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© Joseph May  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: christmas, holiday,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Land of the Midnight Sun
I went cruising to Norway with my wife across the North Sea
We travelled the route the Vikings took but with added luxury
Our first port of...

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Categories: boat, friend, holiday, sea,
Form: Narrative
Lottery Winner Helps Homeless
As I walked into the banquet hall of the 
 Goodman’s Inn, the first thing that stood
 out to me were the eyes of the...

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Categories: holiday, care, celebration, christmas, giving,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Shadows Cast By Sun
Friends come and go, but some have passed me by
as swiftly as the sun that lights my days.
They wave goodbye; I give a little sigh.

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Categories: holiday, me,
Form: Sonnet

...."the Wedding At Dreamendon" ~
Dressing the ancient stars amid their anthem weddings attire....

The universe anxiously anticipating these adorned galaxies of, anew ~

Bookplate bridesmaids, with such glittering eyes and broadening...

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Categories: faith, happiness, holiday, love
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Malta
Magnificent scenery
Ancient Architecture
Lovely lovely people
Terrific cuisine
All I wish is to return again one day

Jan Allison
31st October 2014...

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Categories: holiday, travel,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member Saints and Demons On Halloween
On the eve of All Saints Day known as Halloween
We've a night where nothing is ever as it seems
Abraham, Martin and John hosted a...

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Categories: holiday
Form: Couplet
Premium Member The Stanzas By the Sea

when the world had no headsets
the sunbathing crowd
fell asleep to the sounds of
transistors played loud
while the deckchairs and windbreaks
kites, beach balls and more
formed the stripes,...

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Categories: beach, england, holiday, memory,
Form: Rhyme
Christmas White
It was a dry December month
    There was no rain, there was no snow
And so his hopes were wearing thin

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Categories: christmas, fun, holiday, hope,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member I Came By
I Came By…
(to see you)

You don’t see me. 
I see you, everyday. 
I am afraid to say hello. 
You may say good-bye. 

I just want...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: holiday, beautiful, chocolate, cinderella, heartbroken,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member To and From

If I had only one gift
I'd give it to you
In hopes, you pass it along
With a Smile


Sharing is Caring
The True Meaning :)...

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Categories: holiday, blessing, cheer up, growth,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Poetry Soup Kitchen
-Poetry Soup Kitchen-

Grab your aprons and spoon
Today we will not think of the stars and the moon,

Open your eyes, be grateful for all we have

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Categories: holiday, celebration, cool, fun, happiness,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Halloween On the Dark Side of Town
It's a nightmare down on Elm Street. Satan's waiting here at home.
Where's that little Freddy Krueger with his nails of sharpened chrome?
And that dearest Michael...

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© Roy Jerden  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: holiday, satire,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Halloween's Headless Horseman
One Halloween night when I was five
Rain pelted city streets, we stayed inside

Dad lit the Jack-o-lantern candle
Told us the tale of a famous vandal

One “Headless...

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Categories: holiday, childhood, children, dad, halloween,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Poor Peter Pumpkin
Poor Peter Pumpkin had a very itty bitty head.
So the farmer made him stay inside the garden bed.

The farmer said that he was going to...

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Categories: fantasy, funny, holiday,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Christmas Miracle In the Ghetto (Co-Written With John Moses Freeman)
Peering at the radiating faces of happy families
So much joy emanates from well-to-do children’s sparkling eyes
Wish I could replace the grief, put smiles on the...

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Categories: family, holiday, hope, upliftingme,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Twas the Night Before Christmas
'Twas the night before Christmas
when I and my groom
finally found a motel 
but with just one room.

My groom was in the bathroom -
leaving me alone-

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Categories: funny, holiday, me,
Form: Rhyme
My Wish
Hello Ms. Johnson, I’m sure this sounds strange
our mutual friend, said you need a change.
She told me how hard you work every day, 
come home...

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Categories: beach, children, fun, holiday,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Wintertime
Set to the tune of 'Edelweiss'  from The Sound of Music

Wintertime, wintertime
Evergreens don festive wardrobes

Christmas Eves
Swirl in peppermint snowglobes

Magical mirrors of lakes to skate

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Categories: holiday, nature, snow, song,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member 12-31-23: A Number's Existential Crisis
'Twas the twilight of the year, a twinkling tiara,
December 31st, digits dancing dunes in the Sahara.
One, two, three, one, two, three, it's a prance,
A numerical...

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Categories: celebration, hilarious, holiday, humor,
Form: Lyric
Wise Men Still Seek Him Today
W-hen the fullness of time had come, Jesus was born behind an Inn in a cave-like stable.
I-n the Inn there was no room for the...

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Categories: holiday, hope, inspirational, lovechristmas,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member R I P - Santa
~Do you Believe~ 

Here's the little twist in my parents home
Spreading fairy dust since I was 3 years old
The prancing and dancing before Christmas Eve

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Categories: celebration, christmas, december, holiday,
Form: Free verse
What Easter Means To Me
Tears of joy streak down
My dust covered face
As I just wandered by and witnessed
The utmost glorious grace

Just three days ago
I watched them crucify
The son of...

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Categories: faith, forgiveness, holiday, hope,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Valentine's Day Musings
All year long he puts my heart on a shelf
No surprise I’d rather be by myself
     If there’s no Valentine treat

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Categories: funny, holiday
Form: Limerick