Join the Neopoet online poetry workshop and community to improve as a writer, meet fellow poets, and showcase your work. Sign up, submit your poetry, and get started.

The Christmas Holiday Season

Christmas has come again
It's a great time of year
To be with your friends
And enjoy some great cheer

Is it all about gifts
Or trimming a tree
Give each other a lift
And some Christmas glee

It can cost so much money
If we have it to spend
Certainly not funny
If you have none to send

People are more generous in the holiday season
Bless their hearts; every one of us
Whatever they do; whatever the reason
Do it without a fuss

It's a tough time of year for some
They can't wait for it to end
They have no where to call home
And no cards to send

Thank goodness they still get a turkey dinner
Of mashed potatoes, stuffing and corn
They do remember and keep it in their hearts
This is the day Jesus was born.

Review Request (Intensity): 
I appreciate moderate constructive criticism
Review Request (Direction): 
How does this theme appeal to you?
How was the beginning/ending of the poem?
Last few words: 
I feel Christmas is a very difficult time of year for a lot of people. I wanted to write something that is maybe not so pleasant, but is more realistic.
Editing stage: 

Comments

the moods of Christmas nicely created both pleasant and subdued..would flow better I think if you can shorten stanzas 4 and 6...of course it's my opinion...listen to what others would say...
.............................................

raj (sublime_ocean)

I'm hungry!
I'm hungry for a story.
Not a story about a big picture.
Tell me a story in poetry about you.
Perhaps a story about who, what, when, where, why or how you care because I know you do.
You would like to produce a manuscript? Show me that you have a life. Show me.
Welcome to Neopoet, Julie,

.
.
That's how I see it,

Mark L.

Lovely poem, i am inspired by the twist of emotion!
you made the difference very clear, and brought it together with the good Christmas feel.
i would recommend would be getting into slightly more detail to captivate and understand what brought inspiration to this poem. what brought the poem to life.

but some are so poor
in Canada
you well know
to put a glow
2 or 3 dollars worth mouthful
for all poor
the light of Jesus does show
Thanks giving they got a half a meal
Jesus must be happy also
the rich participate on his Birthday
to feed the dying the poor God bless em all

Nice expressions of Xmas
but poetry makes no one rich
only PUBLISHERS flourish
all know it
but still compose
Jesus will be mighty happy
Xmas is being widely celebrated
very good poetry.....

(c) Neopoet.com. No copyright is claimed by Neopoet to original member content.