A Christmas Collection ~ Poetry by John Hansen

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  1. surovi99 profile image82
    surovi99posted 11 months ago

    Feel the spirit of the festive season by reading John's poetry from the following link:
    https://hubpages.com/holidays/A-Christm … ion-Poetry

    1. surovi99 profile image82
      surovi99posted 11 months agoin reply to this

      John, I loved all the poetry on Christmas. The first poem, "The True Christmas" which includes stanzas from other fellow writers is amazing because there is good flow and rhythm. The next poem, "Wish Him Merry Christmas" is heartfelt and very touching. I enjoyed the last poem, "Yuletide Wish" as well. Thank you for your mesmerizing poetry because I have started to feel the spirit of the season as well this early morning.

    2. ChitrangadaSharan profile image91
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Great collection of Christmas poems. Beautiful flow and well crafted.
      The festivals do bring hope and positivity, but it’s not the same for everyone.
      As always, beautiful and creative piece of writing. Thank you for sharing.
      Merry Christmas John, to you and your family.
      Thanks Rosina for sharing John’s work.

      1. Jodah profile image89
        Jodahposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Chitrangada, your encouraging and kind words are always greatly appreciated. Yes, the times when many of us celebrate can be the loneliest and most difficult for others.
        I wish you and your family joy this season and beyond.

    3. Brenda Arledge profile image82
      Brenda Arledgeposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Rosina
      Thanks for sharing John's Work

  2. Jodah profile image89
    Jodahposted 11 months ago

    Rosina,
    Thank you very much for sharing this. Your support is always appreciated. Hoping you have a wonderful Christmas.

  3. Brenda Arledge profile image82
    Brenda Arledgeposted 11 months ago

    Thanks Rosina for posting this one for John

    John...
    These are absolutely wonderful.

    It's sad that many children feel this way...missing a parent.

    I've never experienced Xmas on the sand or hot weather, but right now it is 55° F and the temperature is climbing.

    Rain is in the forecast.

    This ia a very odd Christmas.   First time I can remember going outside without a winter coat on Christmas Eve.

    Merry Christmas! Have a wonderful time.

    1. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you, Brenda. It was shaping to be a sweltering hot Christmas Day but suddenly it started to storm thundering and pouring...and has cooled it down.
      Sitting back listening to Christmas music and drinking beer...great stuff!

      1. Brenda Arledge profile image82
        Brenda Arledgeposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Let's hope your New Year's eve is dry.

  4. Brenda Arledge profile image82
    Brenda Arledgeposted 11 months ago

    Sounds pretty good except for the pouring down rain & thunder.

    It's suppose to start raining here in a couple hours & last all thru Christmas Day.

    We went to my Mother's for Christmas Eve.
    Getting ready for a few hours sleep before cooking Christmas Dinner.

    Maybe the storm will pass...but at least it's cooled down the temperature.

    Merry Christmas & Enjoy

  5. Pamela99 profile image89
    Pamela99posted 11 months ago

    I loved the first poem with the three added stanzas. It all flowed together. Each poem is excellent. The one about the little girl missing dad is sad, and we know that happens all too often. I appreciate the Christmas cheer in the last poem. Thank you for making Christmas special. Have a very Merry Christmas!

    Thank you for sharing John's poems, Rosina.

  6. Jodah profile image89
    Jodahposted 11 months ago

    Thank you very much for your response to each poem, Pamela. I thought I should leave the most positive one to finish on. I am glad I could add to your Christmas being special.

  7. Carb Diva profile image94
    Carb Divaposted 11 months ago

    John, what a great collection of poems and quotations. Thank you for brightening our day and the year past. Wishing you a very blessed Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.

    1. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Hello Linda, it always nice to hear that my poetry has brightened someone’s day let alone the past year. Wishing you and your family all the best over the holiday season and also the New Year.

  8. billybuc profile image87
    billybucposted 11 months ago

    Truthfully I have never been a big fan of poetry. I have nothing against it. It's just not my preferred genre of writing. Having said that, I am a huge fan of John's poetry.  The man has game!!!!!

  9. Jodah profile image89
    Jodahposted 11 months ago

    Bill, you will give me a big head. I have had my poetry rejected by publishers because I don’t always follow the “rules” perfectly but if my readers enjoy and appreciate it..I don’t care smile thank you my friend.

  10. Misbah786 profile image87
    Misbah786posted 11 months ago

    Always a superb and enjoyable read from you, John. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your wonderful Christmas poems. I agree with Mr.Bill, you have the talent and you know it, my friend. I love reading your poems. smile

    May God continue to bless you abundantly smile
    Thank you very much for the enjoyable read.

    Thank you so much Rosina for creating this forum discussion smile

    Blessings always!!!

    1. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Hello Misbah, I am always grateful for your kind words and the best accolade I can get is to know you enjoy my poetry. I hope you are well and feeling blessed yourself.

      1. Misbah786 profile image87
        Misbah786posted 11 months agoin reply to this

        That's very kind of you, John. Thank you so much! smile

  11. Peggy W profile image94
    Peggy Wposted 11 months ago

    I hope that your Christmas was a good one, John.  You shared some of the feelings regarding Christmas in your poems for those who are alone, homeless, without parents, etc.  It can bring good feelings, and others not-so-good for some people.  Thanks for sharing John's poetry with us Rosina.

    1. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      We had a quiet but nice Christmas thank you Peggy. None of our children could be with us due to COVID and other reasons, unfortunately. But we visited a couple of weeks ago and exchanged presents.
      Thank you for reading my poetry and thoughts on how Christmas is not the same for everyone.

 
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