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A Christmas Wish - and H.O.W to have a better Christmas -Christmas Poetry

Updated on December 5, 2012
A Christmas robin, probably wishing it was a little warmer...
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The shops are full of decorations,

Kids are full of expectations

Of presents that they may receive,

It's Christmas! And I do believe

It very well may snow this year,

And fill us all with Yuletide cheer!

The turkeys cooked are way too large,

Mulled wine is served that will recharge

The energies of grown ups here,

Some that dread this time of year,

Knowing that they will get fat,

With empty wallets and silly hats!

Others love this time of year,

And celebrate it with a beer,

Or two, or three, or four,

Then after dinner, hear them snore!

The kids meanwhile, love nothing more

To open presents on the floor.

And so to all a Christmas message,

May dreams come true, and every fetish,

(As long as it's all healthy fun)



Spare a thought for those less lucky,

This time of year it may be plucky

To lend a helping hand or two

There's always one worse off than you!

My Christmas wish for all to hear

Especially this time of year

Is that we all go out our way

To help someone in need today!

The one to whom we are most kind,

Could very well then have a mind

To go out and help someone too

And no, it probably won't be you...


We all need help in times of strife

And selfless acts can save a life

No matter how small your action seems

It makes a difference...

This is my dream!

The H.O.W Project

I would really like to tell you now,

About a project that's called


My words are simple

And usually fun

And my Christmas wish

Is a simple one,

But it's my way to start the change

We, the people, can rearrange

The social problems of this age,

So I'd like to redirect you

To this page!

Bill Holland A.K.A Billybuc

Started H.O.W

Because he felt stuck

In a world that needed aid

And so a solution to help he made!

Writers round the world unite,

To write articles

Highlight the plight

And offer different ways to help

(Have you ever tried to rhyme with help?)

So join us now, follow this link

And then tell Bill what you think,

You'll find many other writers there,

And Facebook too if you dare,

I beg you now, please take the time

And thank you for reading my little rhyme!

A Christmas message from two of the greatest...


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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thanks Deborah! :-) all the best, Jen

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      Deborah Neyens 5 years ago from Iowa


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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      ...and travmaj, thank you also for your wonderful comments... I am slightly amazed at the response I am getting to this, wow... thank you from the bottom of my heart, it's late and I'm going to bed before I get all silly and emotional lol :-) All the best, Jen

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Bravewarrior, thank you! It's one of my favourite carols too, I'm glad it's not just me.. ;-) And amazing comments making me blush... lol All the best, Jen

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      travmaj 5 years ago from australia

      This is beautiful and meaningful and the message came shining though. Thank you. Beautiful and Awesome

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      Shauna L Bowling 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Jen, what an awesome contribution to the H.O.W. project! You know I love poetry and you tied it in so well!

      The Little Drummer Boy is my favorite Christmas carol. I actually have the David Bowie/Bing Crosby version on a CD compilation. I'd not seen them performing this beautiful song.

      You have done a wonderous job of reaching out and delving within. Wow! You are awesome!

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Crikey folks, seems I've got some catching up to do... :-) Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments, shares, votes and most of all support! @ Bill... you are very welcome my friend... I was actually a bit worried about this, I mainly write silly rhymes to make people smile... that's my talent! When I started reading about the H.O.W. project I didn't know how I could be a part of it, but it is such a good and important idea, I decided to give it a go, my main aim was to tell people it existed and direct them to the many other talented writers here who are all much more articulate than I... and if I can help the movement grow then brilliant! :-)

      HoneyBB... yelp! OF COURSE!!!!! lol I couldn't get past "kelp" and this really has nothing to do with fish... :-)

      To all my friends here, old and new, I am so very pleased to have met you, and I am honoured to have the opportunity to take part in H.O.W... hugs to all, Jen

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful..The H.O.W. movement is growing..Bravo..

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Beautiful, isn't it amazing, the H.O.W. project is growing simply because of some hubs!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      So very awesome! I will look at the H.O.W. project!

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Jennifer - Stellar addition to the important movement. Glad you are a part of it.

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      Helen Laxner 5 years ago from Illinois

      Awesome poems that bring back memories of Christmas's past and make people look at what they have and what they can give. And, oh, the task of trying to rhyme with help ... the very thought of it makes me yelp! Voted +++ Thanks for sharing.

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      Randi Benlulu 5 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      What a great job and fun way to introduce people to H.O.W. ! I have found that people are usually at their most generous when happily sated! Thank you for sharing! up+

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      Agreeing with Billy. Jennifer, nice to meet you! Your poetry is right on the target. Compassionate and heartfelt! Great!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Awwww, Jen, you have warmed my heart this Friday morning. Thank you so much for caring; you are compassionate and a good friend even though we have never met. I so appreciate you taking part in this movement. Sharing of course. Have a great weekend Jen!

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      Sunnie Day 5 years ago

      Beautiful in every way!

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Wow, Jen, this is wonderful!! You nailed it so well, and what a feeling for the season! Beautiful, my dear friend. Of course sharing it and everything!


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      europewalker 5 years ago

      Inspiring poem with a moving message! Well done:) Voted up and awesome.

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thank you whonu, this really is a wonderful community! :-) All the best, Jen

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      whonunuwho 5 years ago from United States

      Beautiful work and wonderful message that you share. Thank you for this and the work of all of our friends on these pages. whonu

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thank you Jan! I certainly hope so, he is a very inspiring man! :-) Thanks for stopping by, all the best from the riverbank, Jen

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      Janhorner 5 years ago

      Beautifully penned Jennifer! I think Bill will get a lot of HOW sign ups will follow the link later on. Voted up,


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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thank you Graham! I thought I'd try a little more seriousness than my last Christmas poem, I can't seem to get off this Christmas thing lol, but I believe in my wish! Thanks for the votes and comments my friend, all the best, Jen

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      Graham Lee 5 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Jen. A beautiful poem, I love the change in tone as I read it. You brought in Bill so well towards the end. A great christmas message. Thank you.

      Voted up and all.