Christmas Comes Around So Soon
Christmas comes around so soon,
Each year moves by so fast.
It seems the tinsel just came down
From the Christmas that just passed.
There’s barely any time to shop
Before it’s here again,
To buy presents for all the family
Whether there be two or ten.
Where will Christmas Day be held?
Which household wants it most?
Dinner was at yours last year,
It’s our turn to play host.
Make sure the greeting cards are sent
To all those on the list,
And don’t forget our Great Aunt Joan,
Last Christmas she was missed.
We need to find the perfect tree,
And mistletoe the halls,
Hang bells of holly from the eves,
And tinsel covered walls.
We’ve got the turkey and the ham,
The bonbons and the sweets,
The presents are beneath the tree,
Except for Santa’s treats.
Suddenly it’s Christmas Eve,
And everything’s in place.
The Christmas lights are working fine
And can be seen from space.
Make sure the ‘Santa sign’ is out
So he knows where to come.
Leave out some fairy cakes for him,
And a little glass of rum.
Now let’s attend the Midnight Mass
To celebrate and pray
The birth of saviour Jesus Christ,
The true reason for this day.
by John Hansen © 2015
After a lot of procrastinating I have finally self-published my first eBooks of poetry "I Laughed a Smile" and "On the Wings of Eagles" at Lulu.com.Now I find myself branching out and experimenting with short fiction.
I have also been fortunate to have two poems chosen to be made into songs and recorded. The first "On the Road to Kingdom Come" by Al Wordlaw, and the second, "If I Could Write a Love Poem" by award-winning Israeli/British singer Tally Koren.
I am also finding my services increasingly in demand as a freelance writer and I have ghost-written the text for a number of children's books and educational tutorials.
It has taken me many years of searching and restlessness to realise that my life's passion is to write. It saddens me that I wasted so many years not devoting to that, but thinking positively, the experiences gained over those years is now wonderful material for my stories and poems.
I want to try to bring a new focus on poetry and try to make it appealing to a new generation of young people and those who thought they never liked or understood it before.