Footprints in the snow
Lovers kiss under the mistletoe
On the tree the lights do shine
Once again it is Christmas time
In the church the sound of a choir
While up above the moon climbs higher
Stockings hanging, gifts all wrapped
The sound of Santa, sleigh all stacked
Carrots for Rudolph, a sherry for Gran
A bottle of something from Uncle Stan
As midnight approaches the world falls asleep
And in the morning the snow will be deep
No more shopping, those socks will do
Nobody will guess what I got for you
As Christmas approaches, a new year awaits
Wise men are wondering what stars hold their fate
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42 thoughts on “Footprints In The Snow – A Poem For Christmas”
Just going through your blog. So sweet and well written!!
Thumbs up 🙂
Thank you so much for taking a look back into my posts. I’d almost forgotten about this one but only because I don’t write much poetry.
I would say you’ve got the needed skill for it. Once in a while explore and you might end up being a poet or rather enjoy being 😉
Trouble is I don’t enjoy writing poetry. I find it quite difficult to put together preferring instead to write short stories. However, thank you very much for the compliments.
Thank you so much, Erica. 🙂
Great job Hugh! The poem is beautiful and would definitely put anyone in the Christmas spirit. I love the 2nd stanza, its my favorite. The picture is great too. 😀
Thank you so much, Vashti. This is only my 2nd ever attempt at a poem and I’m glad it seems to have gone down well. I guess the up coming holiday season gave me the inspiration to write it 🙂 Of course it Toby in the picture and he sends you and Scribbles a big hug.
Hi Hugh, you got me versifying in response to yours 🙂 Glad to know you’re still writing poems.
That’s really lovely to hear, Claudette. This is only my second attempt at a poem and I’ve no idea when and if there is another one to come out of me. We shall see. I’ll be over to check your poem out very soon.🎅 🎄
Love your poem and the accompanying photo Hugh. Wouldn’t it be lovely to wake up to snow on Christmas morning 🙂
Yes it so much would, Sherri, but having listened to the weather forecast, unless you live on top of a very high mountain, a white Christmas looks unlikely this year. However, on the plus side, it’s suppose to be cold and dry on Christmas day, so I’m happy with the second best 🙂 Just do not want those Christmas storms from last year back!
I agree Hugh…no more of those awful storms…cold and dry is better than that, but a light powdering of snow or frost would be nice wouldn’t it on the Day? We can but live in hope 🙂
There’s a happy doggie in the snow! Snuffling around ……. 😊❄️❄️ We are a long way from home but I have been taking photos of all sorts of Christmas trees everywhere.🎄🎄. Can’t believe it’s only a week until Christmas. 🎅.
Thanks for your Yuletide poem, Hugh. It captures the spirit of the season. 😊🎅
Yes, Toby was very happy walking and jumping around in the snow, Maria. Having such a thick fur coat he did not feel the cold at all, unlike me who was all wrapped up.
Looking forward to seeing your photos of your trip and those Christmas trees. I can’t believe where 2014 has gone and that on Sunday, it’s our shortest day here in the Northern Hemisphere.
Beautiful poem, Hugh!The spirit and feeling of Christmas in as many words! 🙂 Thumbs up on that one!
Thanks, Cyril. I’ve no idea where this poem came from. I was watching TV and it all of a sudden came to me, rhyming words and all. I guess it has something to do with the fact it’s only another week until Christmas. Thanks for the thumbs up 🙂
What a fantastic poem, Hugh!
Thank you so much, Kimberly. Glad you enjoyed reading my claim to fame for poetry. 🙂
Well played UH! For me this evokes the magic of Christmas. Let’s just hope the deep snow arrives as predicted..! I wouldn’t mind being snowed in :0) X
This is a very lovely poem. It reads so well and I like how you describe the lead up to Christmas. It’s always so hard to guess what someone will get you for Christmas, isn’t it? I don’t celebrate Christmas but we do have the office festive parties, which is very much in the spirit of Christmas. Tea towels always seem to be a very popular gift of choice 🙂
Yes, I always thought tea towels more of an odd gift than socks, but I guess it’s what ever the design on the tea towel is. I have loads of new tea towels in the draw which I never use as I always seem to use the same two, maybe three, all the time.
Thank you for your kind comments about my poem, Mabel. As you know, my poems are very few and far between, but this came to me the other evening while watching TV.
I don’t mind tea towels as gifts. But I am not a huge fan of those with festive prints. A plain one will do for me! That is great to hear you have plenty of tea towels – you don’t have to go out and buy them for a long while. And they last long anyway if you don’t rip them.
Hope you get more sparks of inspiration soon and you’ll be able to come up with some more brilliant writing.
Thanks, Mabel. I’ll certainly be trying 🙂
What a great poem! I just love it all! 🙂
Thanks ever so much, Kat. This is only my second ever attempt at a poem so I really appreciate your comment.
You have a knack for it. 🙂
If I do, then my love for writing poetry is certainly not showing itself yet. I’ll keep trying though 🙂
I am very resistant to poetry- I never write it and reading it is a challenge for me. I’m getting a little better at the reading part.
Baby steps, right?
Exactly. Although I’ve been using those baby steps for a long, long time. I’m with you on the reading of some poetry as well, although been told that poetry can have so many different meanings to us all.
Maybe that’s my problem with poetry- all those different meanings. I think there are times when I just want it straightforward and to the point. 🙂
And obviously you need all of those baby steps or else we would be reading your latest book of poetry, right? 🙂
I’m with you all the way on this one, Kat. 🙂
No one will guess what you got for me???? Do tell! 😉
You’ll have to wait until Christmas day unless you can tell by the shape of the gift 🙂
Knowing you you probably put it in a box! …. 😉 Well then I will just have to wait 🙂
Now would I do that? Not long to wait, so no peeping. 🙂 I can tell when somebody has interfered with my professionally wrapped gifts.
Hugh, this is absolutely fabulous! You are a poet and you did not even know it!!!! Well done friend. I love the part about the Christmas socks! ❤
Well my second attempt at a poem, Colleen, and this one rhymes. I’m glad you like it. I don’t know why but I find poetry hardest of all to write. Yes, I had to get those Christmas socks in there somewhere, after all I have become obsessed by them this year. I think I’ll have enough to last me the whole year if what I am hearing from family is anything to go by.
Ha Ha! You must post a picture of your Christmas Sock stash on Boxing Day. That would be the best! 🙂
Now you’ve given me a great idea for a story…Invasion of the Christmas Socks – every man (and woman) nightmare gift. 🙂