A Little Rhyme For Christmas Time, post your entries here

  • CJ Maleney
    1 month ago, updated 1 month ago

    Contest now locked down

    This is where to post your entries, just a reminder that you have until Friday 15th to sort em.
    Regards
    CRAIG

    Foot note.

    As my daughter has entered, and I will be posting my own rhyme I will be abstaining from voting. I feel this is only just and right.

  • Chatterbox909 Sphynx
    1 month ago

    Jingle Bells

    By Chatterbox909 Sphynx

    Jingle bells,
    Ringing,
    Jingle bells,
    Swinging.

    Jingle bells,
    Swaying,
    Jingle bells,
    Waving.

    Jingle bells,
    Laughing,
    Jingle bells,
    Singing.

    Jingle bells,
    They love to dance when the music is on,
    Jingle bells,
    They love to talk when humans are all gone.

    Jingle bells,
    As gold as a chain,
    Jingle bells,
    As smooth as a mane.

    Jingle bells all they way,
    Don't forget to ride the sleigh.

  • Dagmar Wilson
    1 month ago

    Santa is coming to town
    by Dagmar Wilson

    Jingle bell, twinkle star
    the sky is shining bright,
    Santa is coming to town.

    He knows his children
    where to deliver the presents,
    squeezing his big belly through a hole.

    There is no wood in the fireplace
    except cookies and cream

  • Tony
    1 month ago, updated 1 month ago

    Sandy Christmas

    Twas the night before Christmas and all through the FOB
    The soldiers were all feasting on corn on the cob
    Honey cured ham, garlic potatoes, and pie
    Sipping powdered drinks they'd mixed on the fly

    Letters from loved ones lay open on bunks
    And presents from home nestled neatly in trunks
    I unfold a letter marked in block letters for me
    Adressed by a 3rd grader at home with no tree

    He said his parents couldn't afford one that year
    And that he related with our lack of holiday cheer
    My boots this Christmas leave prints in the sand
    And Santa has never once been to this land

    Instead of presents, bombs fall from the sky
    And we're wary of every vehicle that passes us by
    I have lost loved ones in this place, friends and brothers all
    Their faces memorialized on all of our walls

    "So instead of presents this year, I asked for a charm,
    That I could send to a soldier to wear on his arm,
    That every time he looked down for the time,
    He'd see at least one snowflake, as he was walking the line..."

    This year I wrote him back, with tears in my eyes
    And thanked him properly for that amazing surprise
    And followed closely behind that letter I sent
    Was a trees worth of presents, and it was money well spent

  • CJ Maleney
    1 month ago

    In The Shadow Of St Nicolas

    I know he has a list,
    And I know he checks it twice.
    He isn't bothered one little bit,
    About those who have been nice.

    He's looking for the evil,
    So he can weave his spell.
    Just once a year when time stands still,
    He's sending them to hell.

    He now departs his cabin,
    Where two sleighs stand in the snow.
    One beautiful in red and gold,
    One made from skin and bones.

    A sack sits within each sleigh,
    One is filled with joy and light.
    The other one is empty,
    It will be filled with souls this night.

    He shakes hands with his brother,
    And they share a knowing stare.
    Saint Nicholas gives little wry smile,
    Then guides his sleigh into the air.

    As he climbs into his carriage,
    The Sound of snarling floats his way.
    Reindeer won't carry him into the night,
    For his hell hounds pull this sleigh.

    As saint Nick flashes across the sky,
    He is so envious it is true.
    But he accepted this role centuries ago,
    Now he has a job to do.

    There must remain a balance,
    This has always been the way.
    If one brother does not do his work,
    There will be a price to pay.

    So he watches as his brother vanishes,
    And he knows! he too must go.
    As he starts to move he gives a smile,
    But there is no

    !HO! !HO! !HO!

  • Larry Chamberlin
    1 month ago

    The Flight Attendant’s Husband

    Life without you is Christmas
    with no mistletoe’s adrenalin,
    decorating with pine cones
    unscented by cinnamon.

    While you are gone I am busy
    with things that only distract me
    yet the ache of your absence
    ever comes to attack me

    Hurry home this holiday
    drag your suitcase in the door
    put life back in the season
    your smile is all I ask for.

  • CJ Maleney
    1 month ago

    Loving your work here guys, keep em coming

    Craig

  • Kitty Cat Lady
    1 month ago

    Have you seen it?

    Ding dong merrily on high
    Christmas cakes and mince pies
    Twinkling lights adorning the trees
    Anticipation in the icy breeze

    Gifts bought and carefully wrapped
    Too much to do, energy sapped
    Enough food to feed an army
    It really is quite crazy and barmy

    Somewhere amid the tinsel and bells
    I'm going through some funny spells
    My Christmas spirit upped and went
    My goodwill well and truly spent

    So if you find it, please give it back
    It's not so often that I lose track
    There's still time for me to get in the swing
    And get excited about what Santa will bring!

  • Milly Hayward
    1 month ago

    A Mice Christmas

    Hey Little mice, wrap yourselves up warm
    come to my house and be safe from the storm
    Fire crackles a warm pleasant sight
    Shouldn’t be out, on a cold winters night

    They looked around, with eyes opened wide
    feast like no other, their host did provide
    different foods with wonderful smell
    they were soon all under, the Christmas spell

    Finished eating, they sang for a while
    with angelic voices, fit to beguile
    songs of Santa and of his Reindeer
    then told stories, filled with love and good cheer

    The fire died down, its time for bed
    they lay down to sleep, with spirits well fed
    Early morning, they woke with great joy
    in each of their stockings, a fine new toy

    Santa had visited, whilst they slept
    delivering gifts, he'd silently crept
    Then door opened wide, what a surprise
    There was their host, a man merry and wise

    Can you guess who he was? go on try
    Man in a red suit, who flies through the sky
    “Ho ho ho” said he, shrugged off the snow
    lets settle down, with a glass of Bordeaux

  • Em
    1 month ago

    I walk in snow all alone
    knowing I mustn't groan
    for my king is out at sea
    protecting you and me
    all he'll see this year is
    the oceans tide - bliss?

    he'll celebrate with navy friends
    we'll celebrate when his post ends

    though I walk alone here in the sparkling snow
    I whisper softly into the winds "I love you so"

  • CJ Maleney
    1 month ago

    8 entries in so far, any still to come need to be in by close of play on Friday

  • Scott Cole
    1 month ago, updated 1 month ago

    Twas The Night Before Christmas: (Christmas Eve Shopping Woes)

    Twas the night before Christmas
    And no stores were alive,
    Except for Wal-Mart
    Because they always do thrive.

    The rollback signs were hung
    With such great care,
    In hopes that last minute shoppers
    Soon would be there.

    Christmas music was ringing
    In both of our heads,
    While visions of sleepiness
    Made our eyes red.

    Mama in her pajamas
    And I in my flannel tee,
    Had just settled our brains
    For a late shopping spree.

    When from one aisle over
    There arose such a clatter,
    That I sprang from my slumber
    To see what was the matter.

    Away to all the ruckus
    I flew like a flash,
    On four wabley buggy wheels
    That I nearly did crash.

    The mood upon my face
    It surely did show,
    Gave a lustre of curiosity
    To my eyeballs a glow.

    When what to my weary
    Sleepy eyes did appear,
    A rare moment of laughter
    But I was too tired to cheer.

    Was a calm little stocker
    So lively and quick,
    And I knew at that second
    My eyes wasn't playing tricks.

    More rapid than eagles
    His rollbacks they came,
    And he whistled and shouted
    As he called them by name.

    Now Smiley now Happy
    Now Chuckles and Cheerful,
    On Grin on Giggles
    On laughter and Blissful.

    From the bottom of the shelf
    To the top of the wall,
    Now cut back cut back
    Dash away all.

    So into my shopping cart
    The rollbacks they flew,
    With a buggy full of savings
    It made me smile too.

    And then in a twinkling
    I heard behind me,
    Grabbing and fighting
    Like you wouldn't believe.

    As I shook my weary head
    And was turning around,
    I saw a couple of shoppers
    Get knocked to the ground.

    They were covered in disgust
    From head to toe,
    And their smiling faces were tarnished
    Because of their woes.

    A bundle of wanted toys
    Were thrown to the floor,
    As panicked shoppers fought
    In the middle of the store.

    Their eyes how they twinkled
    With demonic fire,
    Their intentions were opposing
    With overwhelming desire.

    Their droll little hands
    Were drawn up like a bow,
    As their selfish ways
    Swayed to and fro.

    With the rollback specials
    Held tight in their arms,
    And no one really cared
    If they brought any harm.

    The craziness encircled them
    Just like a swarm,
    So much so
    That they all were warned.

    But they all just scoffed
    As they fought for their scores,
    Right there in plain sight
    Some down on all fours.

    They were slapping and punching
    Such a sad sight to see,
    But I still let out a laugh
    Everytime they couldn't agree.

    A sock to the eye
    And a smack on the head,
    Soon made me realize
    I had a lot to dread.

    So I spoke not a word
    As I raced to the checkout line,
    And emptied my entire buggy
    In hardly no time.

    As I sprung from the store
    I let out a sigh,
    So thankful I escaped
    Without a black eye.

  • CJ Maleney replied to Scott Cole
    1 month ago

    Glad you entered dude, seen this in weekly nominations and thought it should be here.

    Now it is yay,

    Thanks for entering

    Craig

  • Scott Cole replied to CJ Maleney
    1 month ago

    Ur welcome i had a problem finding out how to find this site so I could enter. But another poet helped me out....

  • mossgirl19
    1 month ago, updated 1 month ago

    This poem is inspired by the story of a neighbor. I hope everybody has a Merry Christmas.

    Is it Christmas?

    I opened the little window to be met by blinking lights
    The neighbors' houses are sparkling, twinkling clear
    So I closed it down again though it’s a warm night
    I’m not one for colorful lights, I fear.

    Kids started a 'karoling', their voices sound merry
    But the tunes are going everywhere
    So with a loud voice I yelled, a little angry
    “Stop this nonsense, it’s breaking my ears!”

    The little boy has been crying for something to eat
    But there is nothing for him that I could find
    He kept on crying and I beat him with a stick
    I shouldn’t do that but I just lost my mind.

    Piles of rubbish lay on the muddy floor
    Oh God, please have a little mercy on me
    Some uninvited tears fell as I left the door
    Is it Christmas? Surely, it cannot be.

    Is Christmas really for children, I come to ask
    Or are families really happy on Christmas Day?
    Because out here, there is a two of us
    Who didn’t even know what day is today.