Originally posted by worldwatcher
As the Holiday season quickly approaches our minds are filled with thoughts of presents, lights, trees, snow, family, friends and good times, so for
this contest we will use the Holiday Season for inspiration. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Eid, New Year's or just like the
Winter time, use whatever sparks your creativity to compose a Holiday Themed poem.
Well for some of us folk Xmas means summertime, and so in keeping with a warm summer xmas here i go.
I'm Dreaming of a Burnt Christmas by mojo4sale.
Baked red dust and windblown swirling leaves,
cinnamon brown that hangs from the tree's,
And shimmering air from the heats summer haze,
blends together these scorching day's.
At last the sun sinks down between the golden peaks,
and russet clouds across the heavens streak.
Whilst in the house, creaking boards that advanced with the heat,
are gently cooling now and begin their retreat.
Tucked up for the night, lightly beneath a cotton sheet,
lies a little tot, covered o'er all, but for her feet.
She tosses and turn's and roll's and grunt's and moan's,
fearful of a day when she'll be full grown.
Then, no more dreams of elves and reindeer and Santa Claus,
but bills and work and stress and household chores.
But as she lies, head upon pillow, upon her tinseled bed,
she hears upon the roof a low "ho ho" and a stealthy tread.
[edit on 4/12/07 by mojo4sale]