Christmas can be many things to many people & its most feared aspect is probably the way

it can emphasise loneliness or want.  My message is "be positive" & grateful for what you

have, whether it be the company of family, friends or just your own.    God Bless Us All!


I'm meeting the brother this Saturday

When he arrives at Waterloo,

To help him on his holiday way,

Far easier when there's two.


He's catching the evening Eurostar

Brussels-bound for his Christmas break

At such speed it's not that far

Three hours or less it'll take.


He likes to get away each year

But he lives far out of town

And needs some distant family cheer

Gift-wrapped in a Christmas gown.


But I spent many years past

Travelling miles to kith and kin,

Trying to help their holiday  last

When Christmas time blew in.


Now I'm happy home alone

In the midst of this great city

No company needed but my own,

So spare me pointless pity.


It suits me fine to pass the days

Till things return "as was"

There are just so many ways

To use the word "because".


I am grateful for contentment

For good wishes near and far,

No reason for resentment...

I just thank my lucky star.















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M.C. Newberry

Fri 20th Dec 2013 17:14

Julian Clary?
That's kind of scary
There's no semblance
Of any resemblance!

Kenneth Eaton-Dykes

Fri 20th Dec 2013 01:46

Nice poem,nice sentiment,
I too enjoy wallowing in aloneness.

Merry Christmas.

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John Coopey

Thu 19th Dec 2013 18:15

julian clary?

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M.C. Newberry

Thu 19th Dec 2013 16:34

The same to you JC!
You also share some illustrious initials at this
time of year!!!

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John Coopey

Thu 19th Dec 2013 16:31

Whatever you do and wherever you are - have a good one, MC.

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