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Yuletide Wish (Christmas Poetry)

Updated on October 25, 2016
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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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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 3 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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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

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

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      Faith Reaper 3 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 3 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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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      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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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

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

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      Ann Carr 3 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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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

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

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 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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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thank you very much Jo for the kind comment.

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      kidscrafts 3 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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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Merry Christmas to you and yours, John!

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      wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

      Great poem and the last part even greater.

      Merry Christmas.

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      CrisSp 3 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 3 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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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      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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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thank you for reading and your Christmas wishes Bill.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

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

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      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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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

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

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 3 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Kind and fun. Merry Xmas down under.

      EWF

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

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

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

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

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      Theresa Ast 3 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 3 years ago from Shelton

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

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      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 3 years ago from USA

      Merry Christmas to you and your family, Jodah.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thank you Flourish, same to you.

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      ocfireflies 3 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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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      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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      Jamie Lee Hamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

      Merry Christmas, thank you for the Holiday wishes. jamie

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thank you Jamie.

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      Nikkij504gurl 3 years ago from Louisiana

      Thanks for the Christmas poem!

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      You are welcome Nikki.

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

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

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      Dianna Mendez 17 months ago

      Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Jodah.

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      John Hansen 17 months ago from Queensland Australia

      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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