Christmas Acrostics – Day 17

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P1030056Welcome to day seventeen, for which I’ve chosen the word Angels, because we dug out our decorations today and found our angel candle holders – hooray!  Enjoy:-)

And…why not have a go at a Christmas acrostic yourself in the comments! I’d love to read yours. I also love to receive suggestions of Christmas words to use as the basis for the next acrostics I write, so please share your favourite festive words in the comments too, and then come back to read the poem you’ve inspired!

A being of light, pure and

N ot yet visible to my logical eye

G ently dances on the strings of my heart

E ncouraging me to follow the music

L ove sings from the depths of each soul

S o we may celebrate our shared sacredness

 

Christmas Acrostics – Day 16

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Welcome to day fifteen, for which I’ve chosen the word Spirit, because we bought a Christmas tree today and it feels like we’re getting into it.  Enjoy:-)

And…why not have a go at a Christmas acrostic yourself in the comments! I’d love to read yours. I also love to receive suggestions of Christmas words to use as the basis for the next acrostics I write, so please share your favourite festive words in the comments too, and then come back to read the poem you’ve inspired!

S o much to buy, make, bake, clean it’s easy to lose

P atience with the very ones I’m making the effort for

I want to remember, in those moments when it’s all too much, what’s

R eally important, and take time to enjoy the precious company

I see so rarely that when I do, I want it all to be perfect, but

T hat’s not how life is, or how I am – that’s not love…

 

Christmas Acrostics – Day 15

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Welcome to day fifteen, for which I’ve chosen the word Games, because my mother and I have just been talking about how much my Grandmother enjoyed playing cards, and how good she was at it. Christmas is now also about the only time we come together and play games as a family, and I’m looking forward to it.  Enjoy:-)

And…why not have a go at a Christmas acrostic yourself in the comments! I’d love to read yours. I also love to receive suggestions of Christmas words to use as the basis for the next acrostics I write, so please share your favourite festive words in the comments too, and then come back to read the poem you’ve inspired!

G athered round the cleared table

A rmed to the finger tips with cards, dice and something on ice

M ocking each other with fake fighting talk

E ncouraged by a dangerous cocktail of chocolate and crisps

S uch evenings turn too fast into early mornings that beg for sleep

 

Christmas Acrostics – Day 14

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Welcome to day fourteen (sorry, late again – will catch up this evening…), for which I’ve chosen the word Lights - Enjoy:-)

And…why not have a go at a Christmas acrostic yourself in the comments! I’d love to read yours. I also love to receive suggestions of Christmas words to use as the basis for the next acrostics I write, so please share your favourite festive words in the comments too, and then come back to read the poem!

L ong nights beg for brightness

I gniting infinite man made stars to

G uide us through the bleak winter

H appiness reflected in sparkling eyes

T hat take comfort in the glow and

S hare the magic of transforming darkness

Christmas Acrostics – Day 13

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Pile of Christmas Presents on white backgroundimage credit: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2246540/

Welcome to day thirteen, for which I’ve chosen the word Presents, thanks to a comment on an earlier post – enjoy!

And…why not have a go at a Christmas acrostic yourself in the comments! I’d love to read yours. I also love to receive suggestions of Christmas words to use as the basis for the next acrostics I write, so please share your favourite festive words in the comments too, and then come back to read the poem!

P erfectly wrapped with ribbon and bow

R eading my name on the dainty tag

E arlier that morning had sparked frantic guessing

S omething to read, watch, wear?

E dible maybe? But it didn’t smell

N ow it was being handed to me

T o rip open and reveal

S ilence descends and I savour the suspense

Christmas Acrostics – Day 12

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Welcome to day twelve (sorry, late again – will catch up this evening…), for which I’ve chosen the word Feast, because I when I finished at the biscuit factory yesterday I was sent away with a big bag full of goodies which somehow made me ridiculously happy:-) And at Christmas, as at most meal times, my family has a tendency to make more than necessary, so there’s always enough for unexpected visitors who might (and often do…) turn up. And leftovers are delicious anyway!

And…why not have a go at a Christmas acrostic yourself in the comments! I’d love to read yours. I also love to receive suggestions of Christmas words to use as the basis for the next acrostics I write, so please share your favourite festive words in the comments too, and then come back to read the poem!

F ood is almost spilling off the table

E lbows find no room here (my Grandmother need not worry)

A waiting plates float like barren islands in a sea of plenty

S haring a meal in this company is so rare these days

T hat our hungry hearts ache more than our stomachs

 

Christmas Acrostics – Day 11

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Welcome to day eleven, for which I’ve chosen the word Stocking, because I made one yesterday as a present…though I’ve not stuffed it yet. Enjoy :-)

And…why not have a go at a Christmas acrostic yourself in the comments! I’d love to read yours. I also love to receive suggestions of Christmas words to use as the basis for the next acrostics I write, so please share your favourite festive words in the comments too, and then come back to read the poem!

S anta hasn’t found my address for years now

T oo bad – I’ve been mostly good

O r maybe he’s just one of those things you grow out of,

C ome to lose with age like fairies, perfect complexion, and other

K inds of comforting magic, but no matter

I have other mysteries in my life now

N ostalgia is sweet but the present has more power

G iving us more than could ever be squashed in a sock

 

 

Christmas Acrostics – Day 10

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Welcome to day ten, for which I’ve chosen the word Carols, because my Mum’s just been playing some on her flute to get into the spirit. Enjoy :-)

And…why not have a go at a Christmas acrostic yourself in the comments! I’d love to read yours. I also love to receive suggestions of Christmas words to use as the basis for the next acrostics I write, so please share your favourite festive words in the comments too, and then come back to read the poem!

C hoirs sing sacred songs with voices like

A ngels, whilst I drone on about

R udolph, and chimneys Santa gets stuck in

O h come on all ye faithless lot!

L isten! They only come round once a year!

S ilent nights are hard to come by at Christmas:-)

 

 

Christmas Acrostics – Day 9

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silenceToday I’m sharing in the climatesilencenow.com silence as part of a campaign day to get world leaders to take meaningful action on climate change. Want to know more? Go to:

climatesilencenow.com

and/or

http://wordsthatserve.wordpress.com/2014/12/07/invitation-to-participate-climate-silence-now/

Welcome to day nine (sorry it’s late! I’ll be back with Day 10 tonight to get back on track…), for which I have chosen, as hinted above, the word Sharing. Enjoy:-)

And…why not have a go at a Christmas acrostic yourself in the comments? I’d love to read yours. It’s also great to receive suggestions of Christmas words I can use as the basis for the next acrostics I write (still 15 to go!), so please share your favourite words in the comments too, and then come back to read the poem!

 

S o he took the small cake

H e held in his hand

A nd broke it in half

R elinquishing the larger piece to me

I n a natural, selfless gesture

N ot a word spoken

G oing without the whole that we both might have a bit.

 

Christmas Acrostics – Day 8

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joyMe (with the glasses!) and some of my family, sharing my joy one birthday, when I was gifted this laptop.

Welcome to day eight, for which I was offered the wonderful word Joy. Actually my name is Greek for ‘little joy’ and I’m kind of short, like the word, so….I’m doubling it! (that would make me over ten foot…hmm, no thanks….) So here it is – JoyJoy…Enjoy :-)

And…why not have a go at a Christmas acrostic yourself in the comments! I’d love to read yours. I also love to receive suggestions of Christmas words to use as the basis for the next acrostics I write, so please share your favourite words in the comments too, and then come back to read the poem!

 

J ingle those bells with all your might and

O ffer your laughter and singing this night

Y our heart is where the spirit of Christmas is found, so

J ust ooze a big dose and then spread it around

O ver here, over there, smile it wide, hug it far

Y es to life, yes to love, yes to what we all are.

 

And, if you haven’t already, I’d like to encourage you to read another recent post, (or go straight to http://www.climatesilencenow.org/) and answer an invitation from a very determined and inspiring young man…

http://wordsthatserve.wordpress.com/2014/12/07/invitation-to-participate-climate-silence-now/

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