A postman came today

In spite of slippery

Streets - I found it strange

When everyone was dressed

Up for the freeze he wore

Baggy shorts alfresco from

The ankles to his knees


A scene for Christmas cards

This snow and arctic booted

People pass with scarves

Wrapped snugly round their

Necks and topped with

Woollen hats


A lonely blackbird launches

From the leaf-shorn tree as

Kids exhort with glee at

Sainsburys where shoppers

Stake assertively their claims

To dwindling food supplies


Outside the Homebase store

Half a score of Choristers

Sing sentimental

Hymns pointing to collection

Tins a gathering of alms and I

With chagrin now remember

When I sang a gladsome

Christmas sing-along

◄ Daft Festive Dog.

Timewise. ►


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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Sat 18th Dec 2010 22:17

lovely wet blanket poem-(just a jest in me auld string vest)teensy weensy alteration suggested-third verse,second line..from the unleafed tree(something and nothing really-probably nothing!)cheers Mr P.-Mr.W.

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winston plowes

Sat 18th Dec 2010 18:59

Hi Philipos, liked this. Penultimate stanza especially, nice rhythm and up to date. win x

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