Christmas Past, Christmas Present

Christmas Past, Christmas Present

Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the land,
People rejoiced, that help was at hand.
The year that’s departing, has left broken hearts,
But the new year that’s coming, will be full of new starts.

A vaccines emerged, that gives us a tomorrow,
But remember the fallen, remember the sorrow.
Life as we knew it, will become part of our past,
And the future ahead, is approaching so fast.

We have been through a lot, since our history began,
Warfare and plague, as the sands of time ran.
So put up your tree, put your cards out on show,
Give presents to loved ones, feel your love grow.

Remember each Christmas, you have had in your life,
With family, your loved ones, your husband, your wife.
Be brave, be strong, even if your alone,
And do not be afraid, to pick up the phone.

If we do our best, and by the rules abide,
No matter what happens, well at least we tried.
Think of each Christmas, you’ve enjoyed in the past,
So don’t break the rules, making this one your last.

We like to be happy, and we like to be kind,
And we don’t like the dark thoughts that enter our mind.
So be optimistic, because when alls said and done,
Next year will be better..Happy Christmas..everyone.

©️Martin Silvester 20/12/20.

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Martin Silvester
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Not a lot to tell...just an ordinary man...always loved writing but never had the time until now...hope I've got a few years left to write about the million things I would like to get down on paper be it in poetry form or just plain old story telling. Just in case anyone would like me to come along to their group and read a few of my poems live..I would be happy to do so within the confines of Kent or Sussex...I would just need to cover my time and petrol costs...plus a cup of tea and a biscuit. Just email [email protected] To answer some of your questions= ex-army..ex -jackeroo...ex-builder..ex-quite a few other things..still rocking...married...2 + 3 children...7 grandchildren...retired...love custard creams. I have now published my first collection of poems which are now available on Amazon under the title of..LAST APPLE ON THE TREE. The book consists of twenty seven poems covering a wide range of topics and emotions. My second book has just been published and is called A BREEZE IN THE WILLOWS, also available on Amazon. I hope that everyone will get as much enjoyment reading them, as I did writing them.

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