Monday, 19 December 2016

ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN:

This week I will post poems I wrote
for my books with a Christmas theme.:
Hope you will enjoy:
ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN:
Outside a shop window,
A boy, clothes tattered and torn.
His hair a complete mess.
His shoes all dirty and worn.

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

It was approaching 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.

Christmas Day dawned like any other.
Cupboard with hardly any food.
Realisation show on his face,
That 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 good byes.
And was whisked off to far away places.

Copyright Yvonne Lewis All Rights Reserved 2014:
From the book
Memories of my Life:

14 comments:

  1. Leave it to Santa to come and save the day!

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  2. Many thanks for the visit Pat.
    Yvonne.

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  3. A lovely poem with a feel-good ending :)

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    1. Many thanks Tigermouse, Happy Christmas to you.
      Yvonne.

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  4. I wish you Merry Christmas and good health and happiness going into 2017. I enjoyed your story/poem and the seasonal warmth of spirit it inspired. Bless you.

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    1. Thank you Susan for your most heartwarming comment.
      Yvonne.

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  5. What a beautiful inspiring poem, Yvonne. Santa seems to know who is in need. Thank you. Merry Christmas to you, and a Happy New Year.

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  6. Thank you Beverly for your most wonderful comment and best wishes.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Thank you Martin for your great comment.
      Yvonne.

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  8. During the day a knock on the door,
    Santa stood there looking merry.

    It has been said if one asks hard enough from Providence helpful juices in the body have a way of making it happen. Very much so Yvonne!

    Hank

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    1. Again very wise words via a wonderful comment Hank. Thank you.
      Yvonne.

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