Yuletide Wish (Christmas Poetry)

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Yuletide Wish

This Yuletide wish

For friendship and fun

From an Antipodean

Son of a gun.

Is sent to all my Hubber friends,

With love and gratitude,

For your encouragement

From 30 degree S latitude.

May your Christmas be joyful

And all wishes come true.

May angels watch over you

And Santa Claus too.

But amidst all the presents

And celebration this season,

Please acknowledge our saviour

As Christmas' true reason.

Do you always have a white Christmas?

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Wish Him Merry Christmas

Hear the jingle of the bells,

Holly decks the halls,

A Christmas tree with sparkling lights,

And tinsel on the walls.

To see the presents brightly wrapped

makes my Christmas sad.

There's one for Tom, and Mom, and me,

But not a one, marked 'Dad'.


My Daddy's gone away you see,

He isn't coming home.

Mom said he's got another life,

But I'm sure he is alone.


Dad misses us, I know he does,

He told me on the phone.

But Mommy doesn't want him back,

She said "The bird has flown".


I wrote to Santa Claus last night,

And scribbled on my pad,

"I don't want any other gifts,

Just please bring back my Dad."


"But if you can't convince him,

And apart we must remain,

Then wish him "Merry Christmas",

From his loving daughter, Jane.

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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

Yes such a great little poem with a great big reason. To remember our savior's birth, whatever day it was. ^


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you Jackie. You were so quick..haha. Bless you.


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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

Thank you precious heart! Yes, Christ is the reason for the season and thank you for this sweet reminder of a poem. I hope your Christmas is the best one ever and please know you and your family are in my prayers.

Up and more and sharing

Hugs and much love,

Faith Reaper


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Mary McShane 2 years ago from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Jodah, what a lovely poem! I like how you ended it, as so many times, people forget the reason for Christmas. Well done! Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Mary


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you dear Faith,

Our recent Christmases have been a little sad due to the children leaving home and not many family members around to share it. But this year we have caught up with them all just before Christmas and will have one son and his family spending it with us so all will be good. Glad you enjoyed the poem.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you for your lovely comments Mary. I'm glad you liked the poem and the spirit behind it.


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annart 2 years ago from SW England

Amen to that! Thank you for your wishes and I would like to reciprocate. I hope you have a lovely Christmas season, full of happiness, love and peace. We're looking forward to a day with children and grandchildren, full of laughter and hugs. We might have snow but at the moment it's quite mild; it usually arrives some time in February and I much prefer it to dull, rainy weather! Thanks again for a beautiful thought. Ann


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you for your wonderful comment Ann, and your Christmas wishes. I hope you get all hugged out.


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tobusiness 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Well said! The poem is simply beautiful with a big message. A very HAPPY CHRISTMAS to you and yours.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you very much Jo for the kind comment.


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kidscrafts 2 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

Beautiful poem with an important message! It's important to always remember the real reason behind the celebration of Christmas.

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Joelle

PS : I hope that your grandson is feeling better and has left the hospital full of energy!


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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

Merry Christmas to you and yours, John!


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wetnosedogs 2 years ago from Alabama

Great poem and the last part even greater.

Merry Christmas.


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CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

What a lovely piece Jodah! Indeed, Christ is the reason why we have Christmas. And yes, we always have white Christmas up here in the north pole. It's extremely cold alright, but it's beautiful. :)

Thank you for your kind and thoughtful gestures of sending greetings to the HP community. May you have a truly merry Christmas with family and friends.

Love from the sky~


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Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Hi Jodah...

"Please acknowledge our saviour

As Christmas' true reason...."

Very true, Jodah. I loved this charming poem, and the reminder of how this special day is celebrated all over the world. Thank you for those good wishes to all of us on the Hub.

Best wishes to you and your family for a happy Christmas. :-)


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you Joelle for reading and your Christmas wishes. Yes Taidan is out of hospital and back to normal which is great.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you for reading and your Christmas wishes Bill.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Yes Wetnose that's the important part...thank you.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you Cris, good to see you and glad you enjoyed. Tell Santa, when you see him, I've been good.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you Genna, and it's my pleasure. I get far more from this community then I put in.


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Eric Flynn 2 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

Kind and fun. Merry Xmas down under.

EWF


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks Eric.......should be good. Hope yours is great too.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks Eric.......should be good. Hope yours is great too.


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phdast7 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Nice poem Jodah. I never seem to rhyme my poetry, but I can appreciate other people who do. Have a Blessed Christmas.


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Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

Happy Holidays to you and your family...:)


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you for reading phdast7,

I mostly use rhyme but not always, getting more versatile in my old age...lol. Glad you liked it anyway. Blessed Christmas back.

Good to see you too Frank,

Happy Holidays to you and your family also.


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

Merry Christmas to you and your family, Jodah.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you Flourish, same to you.


ocfireflies 2 years ago

Jodah,

Beautiful poem and with a great reminder regarding the season.

I also loved the video. This was the first time I had heard Tim Minchin.

He had some pretty awesome lines in his song.

I wish you and your family Merry Christmas.

Voted Up/Shared.

A Sweet Blue-Eyed Girl ; )

Kim


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks so much Kim. Yes Tim Minchin is very unique, and an Aussie. You should check out some of his other stuff. I wish you and yours a great Christmas too, Sweet Blue-Eyed Girl.


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jhamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

Merry Christmas, thank you for the Holiday wishes. jamie


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you Jamie.


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Nikkij504gurl 2 years ago from Louisiana

Thanks for the Christmas poem!


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

You are welcome Nikki.


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida

Thank you, Jodah, for the inspiring poetic wish. May your Yuletide be merry, too.


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teaches12345 11 months ago

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Jodah.


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Jodah 11 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Yes, I had a great Christmas this year thanks Diana. I hope you did too, and wish you an amazing New Year.

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    John has been writing poetry since his school days. He was awarded "Poet of the Year 2014" Hubby Awards and has had two poems become songs.



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