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.

Christmas Reminder

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.


Christmas Scene

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.

Fa-la-la-la-la  La-la-la-la!

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 click on the tab classes and creative writing classes.

Looking forward to seeing your there


About Sharon K Owen

I am a fiction writer, a university professor, a copy editor and an online writing teacher. My first Romantic Suspense: Thicker Than Water (Brands Crossing Series) was published in 2011 and the second book in the series, Whatever Goes Around, will be published in 2016. My short stories and poetry have been published in Descant, Concho River Review, Iron Horse, American Literary Review, Trinity Writer's Workshop newsletter and collections of Christmas stories. I am blessed with a loving, supportive family, a multitude of friends and the good fortune to share a cozy sanctuary in North Texas with my two cats (Matt and Cinders).

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