Some more seasonal poetry…

Smile

Universities and schools all back,
No slack in the system now;
Remember – no-one takes holidays
In November or December.
Roads are jammed, buses rammed
With bodies wrapped in scarves and boots,
Car horns hoot in frustration, drivers express
Vexation at delays. Journeys take twice
Their normal duration – and that’s not nice.
Still, the season of goodwill lies
Just around the bend – a time for friends
And frivolity; so forget the jams, think of
All the jollity to come. Remember – in the end
It’s all worthwhile, so on those cold dark mornings
Don’t wait to be told; turn to a stranger
And – without warning – simply…
SMILE.

© 2013

 

Seasoning at Work

So we’re in the season of huddles and fuddles,
Of team goodwill and Christmas cheer,
As cakes and mince pies add inches
To waists and thighs – yes, it’s that time of year.
Tinsel and baubles will soon appear,
As Secret Santa comes out of his closet
And bonhomie resounds around the place.
The songs of Slade and Wizzard – all that brigade -
Will invade our ears from now until the New Year’s here,
But don’t be too dismayed – it won’t last long,
And before you know it, the tinsel, pies, the songs
Will all be gone but – if you agree -
What say we keep the bonhomie?

© 2013
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5 Comments

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5 responses to “Some more seasonal poetry…

  1. Huddles and fuddles! Love it. Here’s to bonhomie all year ’round :-)

  2. Can I share this as part of my Winter Wonder series please?

  3. Of course you can, Mabh m’dear…! I’m flattered to be included… :)

  4. i am refreshed by your word flow.

    fabulous poetry.

  5. Reblogged this on Sounds of Time and commented:
    Thanks Martin for letting me add these to the Winter Wonder series. Gorgeous! Enjoy folks…

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