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A poem for every day in December

Updated on April 18, 2015

Poems written in December

December tends to be a dark month but is brightened up by Christmas, when we have a family get- together and also go to Carol services. The long dark nights are not welcomed, but if we have warm beds and hot food we should be grateful. I, for one, appreciate sleep, This is the ninth month of my challenge to write a poem a day, for a year. In November my spirits flagged but I'm hoping for better things this month.


All photos on this page are mine.

Unexpected cold

December 1st, 2010

Hear the sighing North wind

More snow is on the way

Flinging its white blanket

O'er the fields to lay.

Hills and trees are covered,

Decked all in white.

If you have time to ponder

It is a beauteous sight.

But the cold is sinking deep

Into our houses.

Time to stoke the fire

And cling to our spouses.

Listen

Winter for the British

December 2nd

The British find snow

A terrible problem,

The smallest amount

Seems to Hobble them.

It's because it comes so rarely

They greet its coming warily.

"Be Prepared" is the motto of the scout,

But few of them must run our roads

There is never enough grit.

We need more loads.

You see we get winters with no snow at all,

We're taken aback when we have a large snowfall.

Advantages

December 3rd, 2010

The days are bright

When the snow lies white.

There's a luminous light.

It brightens up the grey

Throughout the day

Reflects the sun's ray.

The children play

All the day.

In the snow they stay.

Listen

Wings, wings, wings

December 4th, 2010

It seems an angel

I've become.

Not a real one, you understand,

But a Squid one.

I'm going to have such fun

As your lenses I bless.

They'd better be good,

Or I'll "ding" them, no less.

So keep up the standard

And I will be around

To improve your lensrank,

Make you leap off the ground.

Listen

In Squidoo Land

December 5th, 2010

Smarten up your lenses,

Polish them with care,

For you must realise

There's a squid angel in the air.

Perhaps he/she will drop by

To bless your efforts true.

Send your lensrank soaring,

Right up in the blue.

But you must be wary

Or you will get a ding.

Oh what a disgrace,

Not a pleasant thing.

But angels far prefer

To give a blessing grand.

So cheer up my hearties

Here in Squidoo Land

Listen

Soporicity

December 6th, 2010

What soporific creatures we are.

In Summer the heat makes us sleepy

And we love to laze on the beach.

In winter to we love to be indoors

Snuggled up by

A warm fire.

December has come,

Let's hibernate we say

We had all Summer long to play.

Now winter's here

Let's fill our heart's with cheer.

I'll snuggle up to you my dear.

The night is long

And filled with dreams

Now is the time for sleep,

Not walking by the streams.

But oh you'll miss

The wonderland

Of ice and snow,

Don't you know.

Wake up, wake up, I say,

For nature calls

In beauty still

Although it also sleeps.

Listen

Old age comforts

December 7th, 2010

When it's cold

The old

Need our attention,

For illness prevention.

We need to see

That they are warm

And free from harm.

Do they have enough food?

Really it would be good

To see the radiators are working.

And having a chat

Cheers them, just like that.

So spend a wee while

Them to beguile,

To cheer on their way

For another day.

You'll be old yourself

One day.

Listen

The Crone

December 8th, 2010

Though days be short

And the cold be long,

Still I travel on

Singing my song.

I may sleep a while longer,

While the cold grows stronger,

Safe in my warm, cosy bed.

But still from my youth

I remember the truth

And hang on to it

While I sit and think.

My days have been many

and worth a fine penny

Are the thoughts I have nutured

In my time on this earth.

My thoughts, to the letter,

Have never been better.

Wisdom from years gone by.

So list what I tell you

And buy what I sell you,

If you would improve yourself.

Listen

Taking a trip for lunch

December 9th, 2010

The day had come for the Christmas lunch.

The day was sunny, I had a hunch

That we would have a good day.

Thirty-two strong in the coach we loaded,

Hoping the sun a good time boded.

The company was jolly as we drove along.

Someone even sang a song.

The scenery turned a little alpine

With hillocks and houses gently supine.

We rounded a corner and came to a halt,

Leapt out of the coach, even old Walt.

The nearby restaurant had a glowing fire,

But not in our room as we would desire.

But soon the food was on the table.

We made short work of it as we were able.

Then presents all round and Christmas cheer.

Old Walt shouted for another beer.

Then back in the coach for our return home

To settle by the fire and no further roam.

The sun was setting as on we drove.

It sank in the west, the sky was mauve.

The sun touched the hills with a rosy hue

We certainly had a lovely view.

All reached home with a contented glow,

Especially dear old Auntie Flo.

A good day was had by one and all,

In fact they agreed they had had a ball.

Listen

In those days

December 10th, 2010

Do you remember those oranges

We used to get at Christmas?

Big and round and sweet and juicy.

And the nuts were somehow nuttier

In those days.

The candles bloomed brighter

And shed a romantic glow

Over the lowly cottage.

There was magic in the air,

The magic of the Christ-child

Come to earth for us.

In those days.

We sang the carols

And sat round the fire.

Read a new book just received

And were at peace with each other.

No television or internet to entertain us then.

In those days.

Listen

Orchestral fun day

December 11th, 2010

The orchestra met for a fun day

In a church quite icy cold.

So with hats and scarves on

They played, oh so bold.

The bows were madly flying

As Mozart led the way.

They were going to get those notes

If it took them the live-long day.

At lunch time there was a break

When sausage rolls were plied

Then back to work when the cor anglais

Some Donizetti supplied.

Next came a concerto grosso

By Corelli, no less

Sprinkled in were some carols

The audience to bless.

Finally came Brahms

And the wind players did excel

The audience applauded loudly

They thought we had done well.

Listen

More about the orchestra

December 12th, 2010

After the concert I ached

In back and limb.

My fingers were sore from the strings

It wasn't just a whim.

If only I had practised

A little every day

I would not have had these problems

Been happily able to play.

Throughout the day I had struggled

To read the notes before me.

My eyesight was the problem

With my glasses lost, I could not see.

But later I had a stand to myself

And did not have to share.

Then the notes were evident

Really quite clear.

The concert was a great success

We had a lovely day.

Despite problems of the body

We had a good play.

Apart

December 13th, 2010

I thought today of the daffodils

Sleeping beneath the loam.

I hoped they were feeling cosy

In their dark and midnight home.

I thought today of the swallows

Away in sunny climes

And wistfully wished to see them

As I do in summer betimes.

I thought today of you my love

Far away from my heart.

I wished that you were here once more

That we would never part.


Winter or summer

Which do you like best, poems about winter or summer?

In the cold

December 14th, 2010

The wind is howling in the chimney.

Will there be snow tonight?

Will it blow down and drift around?

Will the cold really bite?

Warm I lie in my warm, soft bed,

But many are cold tonight.

Spare a thought for the homeless ones

Think of them in their plight.

They are ordinary folk

Like you and me

Fallen on hard times

Wishiing they lived at times like these

In sunnier climes.


Another Christmas lunch

December 15th, 2010

Just two of us went from our place.

I drove the car.

We met with many others,

We didn't have to go far.

With ladies and just a few gentlemen,

We all tucked in.

I had prawns to start with,

I didn't drink any gin.

Wine was passed among us.

I stuck to juice.

Next I had turkey,

There wasn't any goose.

The last course was meringue,

With raspberry and cream.

We all had such a good time,

I think of it I'll dream.

Pre-school nativity

December 16th, 2010

Today the chapel buzzed with activity.

Quite often there are only six of us there,

But today was the Pre-school nativity play.

Parents and Grannies came for this occasion rare.

The minister told a story, he a little man

Told the Christmas story through the eyes of two young boys.

The children listened eagerly

Made very little noise.

Then the time came for the play.

Mary and Joseph travelled down the aisle,

Soon followed by shepherds and kings

They didn't have to go a mile.

Next came some sheep in wonderful costumes,

Followed by a donkey and cow.

All had a part to perform.

Ooops we've forgotten the angels and star,

Here they come now.


Standstill

December 17th, 2010

The trees stand majestic,

Covered with frost,

A scene of wonder,

We enjoy, though it cost.

The cost is the lack

Of Christmas gifts.

For the lorries are stuck,

Can't get through the drifts.

But gifts are not all that

Christmas is about.

Learning patience is good for us,

Without a doubt.

In England the snow

Sends us all in a spin.

We shut up shop

And dig our heels in.

We wait for the snow

To disappear once more,

Before we venture forth

Outside our door.


Stopped in our tracks

December 18th, 2010

It is good to be stopped in our tracks,

Stopped by the snow,

To know that when God says," Stop! "

We have to do so.

All our little plans

Come to naught,

When the snow descends.

In its white mesh we're caught.

"Be still, and know that I am God."

Is writ on our mind.

When the snow traps us in

His peace we find.

Don't fret and fuss

When it comes to this.

Enjoy the break in routine

Treat it as bliss.


Winter ills

December 19th, 2010

The dreaded winter lergy strikes.

The throat gripped as if in the hold

Of an unfriendly hand.

With snow outside the window

And sleepiness within

And swollen gland.

The day passes mostly in sleep

With patches of lucidity

And T.V. watching

And cups of tea, making for fluidity.

With cough and sneeze

My constant companion.

A bowl of soup

Is all that I can face.

I'm stuck indoors

Kept in this one place.

It will be better

When this plague has left

And gone this wearisome ill.

Then I shall sally forth again

Nor ever need the help of a pill.


Winter woes

December 20th, 2010

Just think today of sun by the sea,

Unimpeded roads as I drive there with glee.

But now I have snow

And not enough grit.

I'm trapped in my home,

Here I must sit.

While winter germ's invade my throat,

I'm in a bad way,

While I write this short note.

A poem is required

December 21st, 2010

A poem is required

Upon this spot.

Whether I am feeling well,

Or even not.

I like to be inspired

By health and times jolly

I could speak of wellness

And decorating holly.

It's hard to struggle on

To keep my challenge going,

When I am feeling ill

And the cold wind is blowing.

But better times

Will come quite soon

I'll enjoy some pudding

On my spoon.

And though this poem is quite trite

It will suffice this cold dark night.

Hibernation

December 22nd, 2010

The flu has got me in its grip.

Out in the air there is a nip.

But the snow begins to drip

I'm very good at sleeping now.

The snow it lies upon each bough.

Winter ills are here.

Beauty amongst the bitterness

The winter lergy lingers

And listlessly I listen

To tales of further falls of snow

With icicles that glisten.

Such beauty in such bitter cold

Cannot prevent me

Feeling old,

In grip of winter ills.

King's College

December 24, 2010

The choirboys

In their white and red,

Carol in the evening air,

Under vaulted ceiling rare.

This is Cambridge

On Christmas Eve.

Musicians trained to perfection,

Welcome the baby, king of kings.

Listen

Christmas sadness

December 25th, 2010

My friend on her own

With no one to phone

Except me

On Christmas day.

Her sisters

For whatever reason

Did not greet her at this season.

So good she has her cat

Warm and cuddley and fat.

How sad that people

Can become so alone

Cut off from their neighbours,

I'm glad I could at least ring her.

Some little cheer bring her.

That was the Christmas greeting

That mattered most this year.

Sunday after Christmas

December 26th, 2010

They told us no one would come.

There were seven of us

So they were almost right.

We had balloons and lollies

To celebrate in style.

Celebrate the birth of that special baby,

But only seven of us cared to show up.

Seven is a special number

And I'm sure we were all special

To the king of kings.

What were the rest doing,

That was so important?

Welcome rain

December 27th, 2010

How welcome the rain

When it chases away the snow.

With sighs of delight

We see it go.

So splendid at first

In its dazzling white,

But soon we tire

As through it we fight.

"Come rain," we say

"To release us once more

From the white tyranny

Stacked by our door."

Happy farewell

December 28th, 2010

How good to walk

In the quiet rain,

Unhampered by snow and ice.

To feel terra firma

Beneath our feet,

The rain, a small price.

To walk through the streets

Of a country town.

To meet and to chatter

Up streets and down.

No longer hemmed in

By a field of snow.

Able to walk freely

Wherever we go.

We greeted the snow

With a childish glee,

But soon we tired

Wanted to be free.

Hope

December 29th, 2010

The old year nearly at an end

In rags and tatters lies.

Its promises lie trodden down

In soft,short moan it dies.

Begun with such grand hope

It mourns its own demise.

Will the new bring better things?

Will we reach for the skies?

Our only hope is found in God

Jesus for sinners slain.

Here is our only refuge,

Here our escape from bane.

Listen

Another chance

December 30th, 2010

As you look back on 2010

What do you see?

Can you feel proud

Of what you have accomplished?

Do you feel free

Of grief for things done badly?

Regret may not feel good

But it can open the door

To forgiveness

And the chance to restore.

You may have another chance

To go the right way

To turn around

And start another day.

The future

December 31st, 2010

Fireworks skim into the sky.

Do you feel elated?

What do you feel as another year ends?

Are you ready for another year?

Where do your values lie?

Can you cope with another year

Without the Saviour nigh?

He waits to enter life with you

Hail him on board,

He's ever true.

Do you enjoy my poems?

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      Fox Music 7 years ago

      Thanks for sharing

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      ChrisDay LM 7 years ago

      Lovely stuff

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      Obscure_Treasures 7 years ago

      What a great concept to build a lens on!! And beautiful poems too...

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      Deb Kingsbury 7 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      Only a few more days to go! Amazing! And each one is special. You're very talented ... and dedicated.

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      Annamadagan 7 years ago

      They are beautiful! I love them.

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      dustytoes 7 years ago

      I hope you are feeling well again soon. Thanks for the lovely poems and Merry Christmas!

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      reflectionhaiku 7 years ago

      Such graceful creativity in abundance - I've enjoyed reading all of them and it is lensrolled with my poetry lens. Thanks so much for your angel blessing. JM

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Loved the poems and will return to catch today's poem.

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      darciefrench lm 7 years ago

      Your poetry is beautiful. I've been curling up like you describe, stoking the fire, cuddling up with my spouse and animals. I love december's peaceful side. Thanks for the moving descriptions.

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      Mary Beth Granger 7 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      stopped back by to give you a blessing and adding this lens to my December Blessings. i just love your poetry lenses.

    • RaintreeAnnie profile image

      RaintreeAnnie 7 years ago from UK

      Yes I do enjoy your poems and look forward to reading more here :). I will lensroll this to my I Love Winter lens. We are having a lot of snow where I live now and its sooo pretty while presenting travel and other challenges.

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