“Jingle Bells”, “White Christmas”,
“I’ll be Home” so “Let it Snow”
and “Santa Claus is Coming”,
are all songs that we know.
But “While Shepherds Watched their Flocks”
on that “O Holy Night”
“Angels Heard on High” “A Boy is Born”
“The Lamb of God” arrived that night.
“Away in a Manger” tells us
the story of Jesus’ birth.
That night “Three Kings” were guided
by watching a star shine on earth.
“Hark the Herald Angels Sing”
“Do you hear what I hear?”
“Mary’s Little Boy child”
“Came upon a midnight clear”.
“Joy to the World” sings praises
of the miracle that “Silent Night”
in the “Little town of Bethlehem”
where “.. A Lowly Stable” was just right.
“O Come all ye Faithful”
let “Good Christian Men Rejoice”
“Go Tell it on the Mountain”
“Bring a Torch” and sound your voice.
“Deck the Halls” with “.. Holly and The Ivy”
to celebrate “The First Noel”
when “Unto us a Child was Born”
“Glad Tidings of Great Joy” to tell.
“Please Come Home for Christmas”
to the home that’s in your heart,
and sing “Let there be Peace on Earth”,
as we must all play our part.
“We wish you a Merry Christmas”
and a “Winter Wonderland”.
May “Silver Bells” ring out for us
all across the land.
Merry Christmas everyone
Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends in the USA
As the sun rose in the east
a full moon slipped away in the west.
What a wonderful way to start my day
I feel very peaceful and blessed.
Capturing both scenes from my garden
is another gift I’m grateful for,
green grass, trees and flowers,
birds feeding outside my door.
Thank you, Mother Nature,
for all beauty that on earth abounds,
for freedom to enjoy and experience
natural sights and sounds.
September 9, 2014
Sunshine, blue skies, birds singing,
garden growing every day,
an amazing world we live in –
Happy Canada Day.
I’m so pleased my parents decided,
sixty-one years ago,
to move our family to Canada
where, they knew, opportunities grow.
We enjoy so many freedoms here,
language, culture, written word,
religion, foods from our native lands,
freedom to speak out and be heard.
So much to be grateful for
in Canada, our homeland,
natural beauty of many kinds
to explore throughout the land.
Here in Canada’s southwest corner
we have mountains, fields and the sea,
a natural playground to enjoy.
I feel blessed to be here, being me.
Happy Canada Day
In honour of the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, I have re-posted my poem.
A poem I wrote for a Tribute to D-Day Luncheon
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In honour of Robbie Burns Day here is a wee Scottish poem
Loch Ness Monster
The Loch Ness Monster,
I’m ‘ere to say,
‘as not been captured
to this very day.
It appears now an’ then
way out in yon lake,
an’ we Scots believe it
fer our country’s sake.
He’s a tourist attraction,
but ‘tween you an’ me
it’s highly doubtful
that you’ll ever see
his big form lurkin’
long neck and huge tail,
bigger than life,
more sleek than a whale.
Scots call ‘er Nessie,
an endearment term,
fer many years now
‘er myth has been firm.
Many hours pass by
as folk gaze at the lake,
the peace and quiet’s good
Fer their soul’s sake.
Like Scottish highlands
Nessie beckons y’ see,
saying cum fer a visit
an’ try to see me.
January 23, 2013