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This Present Christmas Had A Different Present!

Updated on December 26, 2015

Christmas Eve snowstorm drifted over a foot.

Just that path alone had lots of snow!
Just that path alone had lots of snow! | Source

Present Christmas

I thought I'd like this Christmas.

I really did you know.

I counted on some presents,

and lots, and lots of snow.

There'd be that old Kris Kringle,

that "right jolley old elf."

His red sleigh bells would jingle.

He'd fill the mantle shelf.

I'd rise and sense his pipe.

His cookies would be gone.

My new computer'd type,

of hoofprints on my lawn.

But what to my wondering eyes,

but dandelions in bloom!

My one big fat surprise

was bird songs in my room!

My window I'd left open,

to hear Kris Kringle's shout.

The snow which I was hope'n'

was nowhere round about.

I'd blame that Global Warming,

Gore, Obama, all the rest.

My plans that I'd been forming

had not met any test.

The temp. by any measure

was sixty-five or more.

My plans for Xmas treasure

were there upon the floor.

Bermuda shorts for summer,

a hat to shade the sun,

This Xmas was a bummer.

without snow angels fun.

I guess that's the long and short of it,

Can you believe it?  65 degrees in New England on Christmas Day!
Can you believe it? 65 degrees in New England on Christmas Day! | Source

Actually, it was lots of shoveling for me!



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    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

      4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Dear Deb - An entire new year stretches ahead as far as the eyes can see. It comes with the likelihood of more birds, more Hubs, more sharing, and more fun. Don't go off the deep end, but don't hesitate to wiggle your toes in the water.

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      Deb Hirt 

      4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      You know, Demas, lots of folks had to put up with no snow, but there was a wide belt across the country with assorted inclement weather. It was the largest I had every seen. Loved the poem, it was top-notch.

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      4 years ago

      I am praying. ;) My sweet son is 34 (35 in February). He lives on his own. I had him build a fire at my place, and it was grand. I used his picture on my hub, 11 reasons why women love men. He's the cutest thing, but I am prejudiced. Ha!

      I will check out the Hub you mentioned. It sounds like a good one.

    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

      4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Dear S. D. - Only 10 months to go until another of your birthdays, and a lot of those months will be warmer. I hope you had a good one. How old is your son, and was he just home for Christmas or still residing with you?

      I don't rhyme all of my poems, but I do quite often. The January piece is not a poem, but some good ideas for people you may be advising to get out and mix....and be careful.

      Happy New Year 2016 and pray for peace.

    • savvydating profile image


      4 years ago

      You had me fooled until I saw the picture of your shoveled parking space. The sun was shining brightly where I lived, but it was still cold out, so I had my son build a nice warm fire for Christmas.

      My best to you and your wife in this coming New Year.

      Delightful poem, by the way. I like poems that rhyme!

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      Demas W Jasper 

      4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Dear Jan - I enjoy the writing process, but during the process I am hoping that others might enjoy my efforts. I am glad you did. Happy New Year.

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      4 years ago from Liverpool.U.K


    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

      4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Dear Denise - Merry Christmas to you and to yours too. Thanks for dropping in and leaving your note. May the rest of 2015 and all of 2016 be filled with blessings you can share.

    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

      4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Dear S. S. - I confess that I enjoyed the snow, but there were times when I was doing all the shoveling (five neighbors came and helped finish it off, bless them) that I wished it might be gone, too. I come from the State of Maine and the Climate Zone there and here in my part of Utah is the same. I am used to snow, and it added the "picture perfect" touch to our Christmas, while it surely gave others a late "Indian summer".

      Blessings to you and to Au fait, too.

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      Denise McGill 

      4 years ago from Fresno CA

      Merry Christmas!



    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

      4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Dear Ann - I added a last photo to show I am shoveled out from our Christmas snowstorm. It is sad, the tornadoes some in the USA have had, and the floods in England you describe. Those are not anyone's idea of Christmas either! May God sustain those who are suffering, and bless you and those others whose hearts reach out to His children in service and protection.

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      Doris James MizBejabbers 

      4 years ago from Beautiful South

      Good poem, Demas. It was 65 here on Christmas Day, but we loved it! No black ice in the hills to keep us from visiting our families.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      4 years ago from Texas

      Demas, I love it! thought that you'd have snow

      The cold icy wind would blow

      That might be nice for X-mas night

      Then I would be wishing it would go.

      Blessings Demas

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      Ann Carr 

      4 years ago from SW England

      Brilliant! It's extra mild here too. I must admit I'd prefer a lovely crisp, snowy but sunny Christmas Day too but it seems nature is no longer delivering that.

      Unfortunately, many in the north of England are being flooded, as we speak, for the fourth time in the last few weeks. What a Christmas they've had. At least it manifests in the goodwill of all mankind, evident in all those who help or who send help.

      I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, nevertheless, and I wish you a happy, prosperous and, most of all, healthy 2016.

      My best wishes to you and your family.



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