Alphabet Christmas

Hello Poetry Lovers

How are your Christmas plans going? (What do you mean, is it Christmas?!).

We rush about getting ready for what really is one day – Boxing Day now succumbed to early January sales – but do we really think about the day itself?

Lovely and talented poet Trisha Broomfield certainly has and has summed it up succinctly in this terrifically detailed piece.

An alphabet poem too – one of my favourite forms. Do read on, this could be uncomfortable reading for most of us. Fantastic piece;

Activities you don’t enjoy, or do?

Brussel sprouts, yum or yuk,

Cat attempts to climb the tree,

Dropping needles, broken lights.

Easy on the Bailey’s Gran!

Festooned rooms and red balloons,

Gargantuan portions, of above mentioned sprouts.

Heavy stomachs and sighs.

Incredible inedibles from pop up shops.

Jesus mentioned in passing.

Kisses, mistletoe or not

Love, written mainly on cards.

Most of us exhausted,

No one listening

Only The Lonely, by Roy.

Panic for just one day.

Quarrels inevitable,

Resultant huffy teens.

Snoring granddads.

Telly a trial, not just a bushtucker one.

Underwear wished for doesn’t fit.

Victory on the Monopoly board, (I’m the top hat).

Wishing it over, wishing it longer.

Xmas, hate that word.

Yearnings for loves lost since last year.

beds pulled out for nephews.

02/12/2022Trisha Broomfield

Wasn’t that just a terrific piece. So true and poignant – and I get the sneakiest feeling we wouldn’t change any of it.

Thank you so much Trisha, please keep them coming.

Thanks for tuning in, PL’s. Any poems summing that big day are welcome. Answers on a postcard to the usual address….we’ll be back real soon.

One thought on “Alphabet Christmas

  1. CHRISTMAS written 29th November 2012

    IT’S CHRISTMAS, A TIME FOR LOVED ONES AND FAMILY
    FOR MISTLETOE AND MULLED WINE, AND THE CHRISTMAS TREE
    CHILDREN SMILING AND LAUGHING, WITH EXCITEMENT IN THEIR EYES
    HOPING ALL THEIR PRESENTS AND THEIR WISHES, DO MATERIALISE

    EVERYONE HAS THEIR OWN FAVOURITE, PART OF THE CELEBRATION
    OF JESUS CHRIST’S BIRTH, WE’RE TOGETHER AS A NATION
    IT’S SUCH A LOVELY TIME OF YEAR, WITH LIGHTS SHINING SO BRIGHT
    AND CAROL SINGERS CAN BE HEARD, THROUGH THE DAY AND NIGHT

    THERE IS SO MUCH TO EAT AND DRINK, AND OH SO MUCH TO DO
    DO YOU VISIT FAMILY, OR DO THEY COME TO YOU?
    IT’S THE TIME OF YEAR FOR TURKEY, WITH ROASTIES AND THE SPROUTS
    MINCE PIES TOO, AND, CHRISTMAS PUD, AS EVERYBODY SHOUTS

    CRACKERS PULLED, SOME YOU WIN, AND THERE ARE GIFTS GALORE
    DON’T DRINK TOO MUCH, OR BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, EVERYONE WILL HEAR YOU SNORE
    YOU PLAY GAMES AND WATCH TV, AND REPEATS ARE OFTEN SHOWN
    BUT SPARE A THOUGHT, FOR THOSE NOT SO FORTUNATE, WHO SPEND CHRISTMAS ALONE

    SO, MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL, WHEREVER YOU MAY BE
    LET’S HOPE OUR WISHES DO COME TRUE, FOR YOU AND FOR ME
    BE KIND AND THOUGHTFUL, ENJOY IT ALL, STARTING WITH CHRISTMAS EVE
    AND ALWAYS REMEMBER, IT IS BETTER TO GIVE, THAN EVER TO RECEIVE

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