Grass Roots Open Writers


Poetry Form - Virelay



December

December the sniffiest month of the year

Coughs and sneezing

Christmas joy for all that one holds dear

Presents rustling


Friends paying yearly obligations

Church bells calling

Round the crib in adoration

Three kings kneeling


December the season for winter warmers

Inebriation

Families forming get-togethers

Celebrations


Frozen dew feathering to glinting strands

Icicles dripping

Hearing the weather forecast on the radio bands

Ominous warnings


(c) Maggie Crouch




Soaring Voices


A weakened sun lightly fingers the early morn

Christmas wakes

Heralding the celebration, a saviour was born

For our sakes.


Through the darkened sky, a glittering star breaks

For his birth

Frankincense, gold and myrrh are a kings keepsakes

In his worth.


Messages ripple across the breadth of the earth

Peace fulfil

Spreading the Gospel with merriment and mirth

In goodwill.


Faith in the wondrous creator this babe doth instil;

Joy partakes,

With beautiful soaring voices, praising God's will

Christmas awakes.

 

(c) Jan Hedger

 


 

Passing


This year is passing through December

Final days

Once vibrant trees, limbs frail with tremor

Parting ways


Frozen lakes, fixed in an icy gaze

Unblinking

Not reacting to the distant suns rays

Just thinking


Skeletal fingers, to life still clinging

Fuddled skies

From this year to the next, it's winging

Old and wise


The hoary fields, shrouded in white

Time and space

Waiting for the eternal night

Resting place.


(c) Ashley Jordan

 



VIRELAY - December 

December
Festive celebration Fun
Food drink
Drunken Laughter fun games
Open present
Warm open fire burns a flame
Smiles gain
Burns a haggis count a cheer
New year here.  

(c) Nick Crump




A Winter Weekend


Snuggle back down under the covers

It's cold

Stay as you are entwining lovers

In hold 

 

Within your secret world be embroiled

From eyes

Eyes that have followed you as you've toiled

Time wise 

 

All week you hide behind your disguise

Nine to Five

Free and easy weekend being your prize

Coming alive 

 

Saturday dancing the ballroom jive

Being bold

Making love till early hours arrive

Pure gold

 

(c) Jan Hedger

 



No More Fear

 

Goodbye is never forever

For you live

To rest in peace together

Slumber with

 

My aching heart loves December

A single fear

Eleven months to remember

A whole year

 

New shoots of hope, next year come

I fare well

Men in black, with glasses run

Toast and tell

 

Tales and stories of a year gone

Smiles appear

Listen, hark, I will sing a song

No more fear

 

(c) Antony May

 


 

Christmas

 

Christmas time is back with us again

Savings gone too quick

Children excited and causing us pain

Santa's letters are ticked

 

Children wake us so very early

Paper sprawled everywhere

Too much drink, feeling poorly

Must not despair

 

All gathered round our dinner table

So much food to bear

Everybody's places have been labelled

So much, felt queer

 

In evening we're having much fun and games

Kids tired, fast asleep

Our day has been joy and gain

Memories to keep

 

(c) Jan Humphreys

 


 

The Carol Singers

 

Six rosy faces, all aglow

Stood before me

Wrapped in cosy scarves of yellow

They looked so sweet

 

I wondered who they'd come to see

I live alone

Surely they were not there for me?

My friends are gone

 

They opened up their mouths as one

Started to sing

I held my breath 'till they were done

A lovely thing

 

If they could know what joy they bring

To set me free

A new-found love of welcoming

Now not lonely.

 

(c) Ashley Jordan

 


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