Wednesday, 9 December 2015

ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN:

(another one of my Christmas poems)
ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN:
Outside a shop window,
A boy, clothes tattered and torn.
His mair a complete mess.
His shoes all dirty and worn.

He peered into the toy shop window,
His sad eyes were transfixed.
He looked in awesome wonder,
Holding a bundle of sticks.

It was just appriaching Christmas,
Would he get anything at all?
He nearly jumped out of his skin
As he heard his mother call.

"I'm only on the outside looking in" he said.
As he noticed her anxious look.
For they were as poor as church mice you see,
She couldn't even afford a book.

Chtistmas Day dawned like any other.
Cupboard with hardly any food,
Realisation showed on his face
That the day was not going to be good.

During the day a knock on the door,
Santa stood there looking merry.
With food for the two and toys for the boy,
For the mother a bottle of Sherry.

"I was on the outside looking in" Santa said,
As astonishment showed on their faces.
With tears in their eyes, Santa said his goodbyes
And was whisked off to faraway places/

Copyright Yvonne Lewis.
From the book Moments of my life

24 comments:

  1. A lovely Christmas poem, and I especially like the last verse :)

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    1. Thank you Tigermouse lovely to hear from you.
      Yvonne.

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    1. Yes Alex Saint Nick does come up trumps.
      Yvonne.

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  3. OMG, Yvonne, that's beautiful. Brought tears to my eyes.

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    1. Many thanks for your lovely comment (sorry for the tears)
      Yvonne.

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  4. I love this, Yvonne. Santa is good; people are good. This time of year brings out the best in people. We need to remember others the year round. Especially the children.

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    1. You're so right Beverly, people should behave as it's Christmas all year round. What a wonderful world it would be with everyone at peace........well one can hope.
      Yvonne.

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  5. How sweet - it brought tears, Yvonne!

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    1. Hi Dixie, thanks for comment,
      Keep well.
      Yvonne.

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    1. Thanks Gregg, lovely of you to visit.
      Yvonne.

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    1. Thanks Lee for your kind words.
      Have a nice day.
      Yvonne.

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    1. Thanks you Sherry. much appreciated.
      Yvonne.

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  9. Have a great day, Yvonne, and happy holidays.

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  10. They didn't anticipate their good fortune. Santa will always be there ho..ho..ho! Nicely Yvonne!

    Hank

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    1. Thanks Hank for your visit and comment.
      Yvonne.

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  11. Hi Yvonne,

    Such a thoughtful and timely poem. Thank you.

    Gary

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    1. Thanks Gary, lovely to hear from you.
      Yvonne.

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  12. A lovely holiday poem! This tells a wonderful story with a heartfelt message, Yvonne!

    Julie

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  13. Love it! Such a sweet poem, Yvonne!

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