Festive Airs and Graces

I felt inspired to put this poem together after over hearing some snippets of a conversation in a coffee shop. The conversation was rather one-sided.

Festive Airs and Graces

Well hello dear, how very nice to see you
You’re looking really well I see
Are you ready now for Christmas
Will you have a real tree like me

Of course, I’m way behind as usual
I’ve got so many things to do
I’ve still got lots of cards to send
And I’ve had them specially printed too

Do you make your own cake and pudding
Oh my dear, were you not taught
Mine will be homemade of course
So much nicer than shop bought

Oh do admire my box of crackers
Yes, I always have this luxury brand
There’s a silver gift in every one
Look, the label says made by hand

Will you be serving up a Turkey lunch
Oh I much prefer traditional Goose
But first, I’ll be serving champagne canapés
Followed by superior smoked salmon mousse

I’ve just ordered a grande deluxe Stilton
So much more classy than Danish Blue cheese
And I’ve ordered hand made liqueur chocolates
It’s just not Christmas without these

Oh, you’ve bought Mr Kipling mince pies
Were they buy one get one free
Nice, if you like that sort of thing
I much prefer Mary Berry’s luxury recipe

Have you bought your Christmas gift bargains
Present shopping can be an awful bore
My personal shopper takes care of that
At the Grand Department Store

Well it’s been a delight to hear your plans
So nice to have met and chatted my dear
Do have a very Happy Christmas
Perhaps our paths will cross next year

© Karen Stoker 30/10/19

 

About the author

Kes
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I love to write the odd poem when inspired by some event or happening in my own life or that of my family and friends. I usually just write poems for my own pleasure, but I have enjoyed sharing a few of my efforts on Silversurfers and have received some wonderful comments from the community. I enjoy watching Rugby Union. I call myself a 'Hobby Colourist' and enjoy the work of the inky black and white artist Johanna Basford, and I also dabble in photography, in a very amature pastime kind of way.

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Scovell
21st Aug 2020
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Loved the one about the overheard conversation Kes. It's amazing what you can pick up isn't it! Jenny Cronin.
Kes
22nd Aug 2020
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Thank you for reading my poem and your comment. I am a great admirer of Victoria Wood and she was a past master at that sort of thing. What a loss she is to us all.
Dlanorsmada
20th Feb 2020
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I hope you don't mind, Karen, but I've taken this out on the road a few times and my audiences loved it.
Kes
21st Feb 2020
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Don’t mind at all Ron. It’s good to laugh.
Kes
3rd Nov 2019
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Haha. I like that one. I feel kind of sad for those who are full of their own self importance.
MarjiT
3rd Nov 2019
1
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Love it! We all know one of these dont we? My favourite was someone I knew years ago, she lived in a very normal semi and was planning an extention but insisted on telling everyone that she was adding a wing
Silversurfer9
2nd Nov 2019
1
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I love your poem Kes
For Christmas invite me
‘Cos on my own I’m having
Just a kipper for my tea
Kes
3rd Nov 2019
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Oh please do come for Christmas tea
And bring your kipper to share with me
I’ll bake some bread, nicer than shop bought
My mouth is watering at the thought
Silversurfer9
3rd Nov 2019
1
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Haha, will get my fishing rod out!
Yodama
2nd Nov 2019
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Ha ha Kes, a lovely poem, she sounds like my snotty sister.
I wonder if she poo's rose petals?
You gave me a laugh on a dull day.
Kes
2nd Nov 2019
1
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Thank you very much Bridget. You Just made me laugh as well. Sorry you had a dull day. When I overheard the said ‘lady’, whom I couldn’t actually see until she moved to leave the cafe, my first thought was that she sounds just like Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced Bouquet of course) from the TV comedy Keeping Up Appearances.

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