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Over the stillness
a silence greets our walk
alongside the snow
to your family,
the wind curiously absent
and no children
eager to build snowmen
or men walking their dogs,
a stillness greeting footsteps
that one sound
carrying us forward
binding us together in excitement,
that one continuous emotion
a love spreading us onward
across the snow
forwards never backwards
Friday 23rd December 2022 11:16 pm
All I want is here
the tree that reaches the ceiling:
with the decorations the boy had helped hang
and the lights he could reach
to pull off
I hope they like my gifts
the presents beneath the low branches:
with the labels that the girls had turned over
and peeped at to see
which was theirs
I am alone with Christmas
Tuesday 1st January 2019 11:52 pm
Twas the night before Christmas
When starless darkness held the night
With howling wind and sleet;
All through the house was ne'er a light
Dark, and a door that creaked
And despite the fire, twas cold as snow
Only the low fire flicker
Could lend the room a ghostly glow
And light the undecked tree.
I crept towards the bottom stair
Mouse-still and watching
A creak, a...
Friday 14th December 2018 2:17 pm
They tell you to try with all of your might,
But it's the things that you least expect stealing your sleep at night.
As we descend into the darkness of winter, my mind is lit up with thoughts on 5th November,
I look back, I remember you, I remember
Walking to Oxford Street all alone,
the people that pass by, they all seem like clones.
It's not long until they have somewhere ...
Wednesday 8th November 2017 5:01 pm
When day falls down
for the night
You choose which
way we run
I can't choose more than one.
You got no sleep but I found my belief,
I found my belief.
The Westway's dark.
Please stay, don't fade away
Wednesday 28th December 2016 10:29 am
The feast of Yule returns again
With glad and merry times;
The bells are ringing out for you
Their joyous, cheery chimes.
Friday 23rd December 2011 1:51 pm
Thursday 22nd December 2011 10:14 pm
It’s Xmas and it’s party time so let’s get down and do it,
your house is the place and your beer is for free as we come and chill out.
The music’s turned up and everyone is welcome to celebrate that festive spirit.
As the hours spin by and the beer flows the party games start,
it’s not charades or monopoly but strip poker and wife swapping as all inhibition...
Thursday 27th October 2011 3:22 pm