Christmas Poetry by Martha Faulkner
Today is the tenth day in the series of holiday stories, poems and songs created by members of the Trinity Writers’ Workshop. These submissions were included in the TWW Christmas Book which was given to children and their families during the Christmas at the Stockyards event in Fort Worth, Texas on December 3, 2011. The tenth of these writers is Martha Faulkner and the following poems are hers.
Who’ll open the first present?
We each wait for our turn.
Round the coffee table,
Watching the fireplace slowly burn.
Will it be youngest to old,
Or Grandmom to sweet Lily?
It doesn’t really matter,
Some traditions seem silly.
One by one we “ooh” and “aah”
“You can exchange it if you like.”
“It’s perfect!” “I love it!”
Then out comes Emma’s bike.
Her face lights up, she screams delight,
The rest just falls away.
Pure joy, warm hearts, shared love.
This is Christmas Day.
Neighborhood houses shine bright,
Lit up red, multicolored, or white.
Christmas joy is in the air,
Candy canes and garland everywhere.
Grapevine reindeer stand so still,
Posed frozen on the side of the hill.
Only problem with this scene
It’s still two days before Halloween!
‘Tis the season to be jolly–
Red candles, gold bows, and wreaths made of holly.
Nativity sets with figures glued down
Snow globes to wind up and watch scenes go round.
Gingerbread cookies and peppermint candy
Hot chocolate filled mugs that make us feel dandy.
Don’t forget that beginning February 2, 2012, I am offering a two month class in character development called Simply Creating Fictional Characters.
The class will include techniques in buiding believable, interesting three-dimensional characters. I will also assist and encourage students to interact with each other through twitter, facebook and their blogs.
I think it will be a great way to start the new year.
To find out more about the classes go to http://www.sharonkowen.com click on the tab classes and creative writing classes.
Looking forward to seeing your there
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