Saturday, December 24, 2011

ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN

Where ever you are and however you celebrate, May this Holiday Season bring you, laughter, joy, and many good memories! Thank you all for all the support, encouragement, and friendship.




A lovely English rose, Yvonne Lewis, shared evocative holiday piece for today's viewing. I admit, I've spent some time her site reading various pieces she has posted. She's an amazing writer.


If you like her piece she shared with us, do bestow a gift to her by sharing it.




ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN:



Outside of a shop window,
A boy, clothes all tattered and torn.
His hair a complete mess,
His shoes all dirty and worn.

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He peered into the toyshop window.
His sad eyes were transfixed.
He looked in awesome wonder.
Holding a bundle of sticks.

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It was just coming up for Christmas,
Would he get anything at all?
He nearly jumped out of his skin,
As he heard his mother call.

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"I'm only on the outside looking in" he said.
As he noticed her anxious look.
For they were as poor as church mice,
She couldn't even afford a book.

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Christmas Day dawned like any other day.
Cupboard, hardly any food.
Realization showed on his face,
That today was not going to be good.

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During the day a knock on the door,
Santa stood there looking merry.
With food for the two and toys for the boy,
For the mother a bottle of sherry.

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"I was on the outside looking in" Santa said.
As astonishment showed on their faces.
With tears in their eyes, Santa said his goodbyes,
And was whisked off to faraway places.

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You can find Yvonne: Welcome to My World of Poetry




On Christmas Day, there won't be a post but stories will resume next week, so be sure to look for them.



6 comments:

~Sia McKye~ said...

Yvonne, Welcome to Over Coffee. You visit here often as a commenter and I'm so pleased to have you as a guest with such a lovely holiday piece.

May you and yours have a wonderful holiday!

Anne Gallagher said...

Beautiful piece. I love Yvonne's work.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Wonderful story, Yvonne!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Thank you for asking me Sia.

Happy Christmas.
Yvonne.

~Sia McKye~ said...

My pleasure, Yvonne. Happy Christmas to you!

Carol Kilgore said...

A beautiful poem filled with hope and love.