Footprints In The Snow – A Poem For Christmas

Footprints In The SnowFootprints 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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    1. 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.

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      1. 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?

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      2. 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.

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      3. 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? 🙂

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  1. 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 🙂

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    1. 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.

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      1. 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.

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  2. 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

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  3. 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. 😊🎅

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    1. 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.

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    1. 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!

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      1. 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 🙂

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    1. 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.

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