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My Garden Christmas Eve

Garden Christmas Eve


Carrots from my garden
will be part of Christmas dinner.
To be gardening on Christmas Eve
makes me feel like a winner.

We still have roses blooming,
primrose are showing their heads.
Birds are noisily feeding
before they seek their beds.

A Downy Woodpecker, Hummingbirds,
Chickadees, Pine Siskins, Juncos,
Sparrows along the hedgerow,
are all birds that come and go.

Soggy lawn but lush and green,
kale is still prolific.
To live here on Canada’s south west coast
I feel blessed, it is terrific.

Merry Christmas Everyone
Jean Kay

Christmas Poetry to Inspire my first Kindle e-book on Amazon



This is a sample of the poems in my first Kindle e-book Christmas Poetry to Inspire available on Amazon just in time for Christmas.

Merry Christmas everyone
Jean Kay


Spirit of Christmas



Christmas Concerts

Christmas Music


“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

Jean Kay


Christmas Peace


Christmas is not far away,
decorations are appearing.
Christmas trees are being put up,
it’s an atmosphere that’s endearing.

Having peace at Christmas
is a miracle in itself.
Everyone is busy
making sure there’s food on the shelf.

The stores are full of shoppers
trying to buy what’s on their list,
buying an extra gift or two
in case there is someone they missed.

Christmas cakes are all wrapped up
in cheesecloth soaked in brandy,
Christmas cookies are being baked
(a supply of them is handy!)

Celebrations of many kinds –
breakfasts, lunches, dinners.
Donating food to help the poor
makes all of us the winners.

Christmas concerts being performed
for the audiences delight;
‘O Come all ye Faithful’, ‘Jingle Bells’,
and the beautiful ‘O Holy Night’.

Santa’s are filling stockings
for all the girls and boys.
There are new ideas every year
for all the latest toys.

It’s a busy time for airlines
family visits are in order,
everyone’s got extra bags, and
security’s tight at the border.

I pray for peace this Christmas –
the peace that is meant to be.
Let’s all strive for peace of mind
to keep Canada glorious and free!

Jean Kay



On Remembrance Day and at Christmas -
thoughts of peace are on our minds,
peace protected by our armed forces
and longed for peace of every kind.

Are you longing for, as I am,
all violence and wars to cease;
envisioning a harmonious world
where love and joy increase?

Are we peaceful in the way we live,
avoiding judgment and hurtful chatter?
Do we truly believe that love and joy
are what make our lives really matter?

They are the most important gifts
that we can give and receive
and the only way we’ll have peace on earth.
We need to truly believe.

Peace has to start with you and me
through love and respect for each other,
accepting that we have differing views
as we’re unique from one another.

I have my beliefs and traditions
and they feel right to me.
It’s not offensive if your beliefs differ,
we can share peace that’s meant to be.

Jean Kay
Poems by request

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