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Poetry - The Days go By - Christmas Time

Updated on August 27, 2016
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The Days Go By - It's Christmas Time

This is a poem about how at this time of the year the days seem to just go by; it's close to Christmas and many people are on leave, others are working and the general vibe changes.

It gives those who have been going to work every day a chance to kick back and relax or to see to some of the things they've been meaning to see to.

I'ts also about how I find this time of the year, because I'm at home most of the year, but things somehow feel different around me. I like to let words just emerge; naturally I have to apply some thought to what I'm trying to say but the words in poems seems to flow better if I don't apply too much thought.

I live in the Southern Hemisphere in South Africa, so we're in summer at this time of the year (December 2012).



The Days Go By


As the days go by

I look outside

at the trees

moving gently in the breeze

a light wind today

not the fierce one that sometimes blows

in the days before Christmas

time stretches out before me

if I manage to capture the day


Sounds of a solitary lawnmower

in the distance

makes me feel sleepy

let your mind go

let the words and thoughts flow

as aeroplanes fly high up above

with their jet-engine whoosh

fly free in your mind

laterally levelling merging forever


Although it's business as usual for many

something feels different

many folks on leave

a time for a change in pace

stop running such an endless marathon

of work, eat, family and sleep

put your feet in the sea

take time out for milkshakes

and memories


I'm looking up

I'm looking down

looking all around

at the world

and the people

the places and races

some just making a lot of noise

some not

all we want in our world

is peace

yet the troubles

still go on

how's it all going to look

in ten years time

more crazy than ever most likely

advancements, enhancements,

shop-lofts, more of everything

just hope we can survive

the race to be alive

let's all slow down now

for a while

let the Good Lord prevail!

Christmas Tree

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      David Edward Lynch 4 years ago from Port Elizabeth, South Africa

      @Judy Filarecki: Thanks for visiting my poetry lens and commenting!

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      Judy Filarecki 4 years ago from SW Arizona and Northern New York

      Amen! Thanks for sharing

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      David Edward Lynch 4 years ago from Port Elizabeth, South Africa

      @dawnsnewbeginning: Thank you!

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      dawnsnewbeginning 4 years ago

      Very nice poem. A lot of thought.

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      David Edward Lynch 4 years ago from Port Elizabeth, South Africa

      @anonymous: Thanks, sometimes when I can't think of something to write, then I find it quite easy to write a poem or two. I'm going to read your poems and lenses, David

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I love poems, and lovely peom I love writing poetry.

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      David Edward Lynch 4 years ago from Port Elizabeth, South Africa

      @captainj88: Thanks, Merry Christmas too, although it's a few days late

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      Leah J. Hileman 4 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      I just happened on your lenses today (Christmas) so this poem was appropriate! Merry Christmas, Micah 5:4-5.