The Writerscafe Christmas Canon 2015

The Writerscafe Christmas Canon 2015

A Poem by Tate Morgan

Don't wait till your life is all done to learn the lessons of a fool Know the rewards of self are none Where love of others is the rule

Christmas 2015

Grandaughter Payton

A collection of thoughts and prayers for our friends their families and the whole of humanity. Written by 45 poets from around the world. Dedicated to our friend Ivor-(Poeticpiers). Who for so long was the epitome of a gentleman.

World full of darkness His arrival brought the light

His birth was a miracle, his messages were bright

Love each other live with peace was all He preached

Follow Him…in return enjoy the joy of everlasting life

A. Amos (USA)

Presents, colorful lights and Christmas trees
A single day when our eyes can see
Millions of open hearts full of glee
A love brought by our Lord for you and me


When I look into your eyes

I see the sky everything that will be and will be again

When I look at your eyes

I see you grin

Andy Ruffett-Canada

Friends and family near and far
All together for this gift of ours
Smiles and laughter throughout the room
Just pause and see the love all around

Ashley Lytle-USA

To love and be loved
In Snow and Cold
Warm hands to hold
Christmas has come once more.


.Moms are baking cookies and children writing lists

as shoppes are brimming over with people buying gifts.

"Merry" this and "Happy" that leave our lips with ease.

"Peace on earth, Good will to all" I hope will never cease.


Singing snow flakes

cover the ground.

Sweet hums of our Christ

born in Bethlehem

Benita Staebell-USA

A gift we receive in Jesus
Make merry and enjoy this Christmas
The best gift ever there will be
Is Jesus

Cassie-Kenya Africa

The promise of Glory was swaddled one night
The Creator of all filled with delight
The Prince of Peace asleep on some hay
As a legion of angels sing his praise.

Cherrie Palmer-USA

Starlight, starbright " all the stars in the heavens’ light "

I've known you flowing throughout my life.

You’ve touched so soft and meaningfully clear

And held me close and softly dear… Peace and Life,

Chris - USA

In the darkest of days
The light of the world grows
And joy is lit on branches
Igniting our hearts and souls.

C Froman-USA

Joyful hearts find unity,
Fragrant is this season's bliss,
Alone within community,
Connected by a Virgin's kiss...

Dave Scott-USA

Joyous lights on tree so tall
Like dreams we seem to recall
But this day of Christmas Merry
Makes of the world, motherly Mary.


I've just discovered something.

Did not take long at all.

That Santa's made of chocolate,

and isn't very tall.

Doc Wood-United Kingdom

Christmas comes too quickly
Once Thanksgiving has gone
All gifts given richly
In heart and joy and song

Einstein Noodle(Gene)-USA

Never seen so much snow on the ground before
Never seen the lights on the Christmas tree so bright
Soon old Saint Nicholas will be coming through the chimney, 
Bring joy and happiness everywhere

Emily Marie-USA

There are times when trust is juggled into the air
where minds deviate from speculation and what is fair.
This precious time is one by which we live our lives
In purity and surely, how the conscience thrives. 

EmmaJoy-United Kingdom

Fresh scents of pine waft through December's crisp air
And a blanket of white magic covers the ground
We open our hearts to all with holiday cheer
Yes, Christmas has come once more, to everyone's town

Fran Marie-USA

A Child born in Bethlehem.
Angels coming by the droves
People hushed all over
Taking in the Awesome King.

I'm His Daughter-Canada

you were the star atop my tree until the day you left me
now the smaller bulbs effervescent shine brighter with their intent
and love is again a fresh snow falling on a Christmas scene so serene,
my heart is once again in ascent.

Jacob Erin Cilberto-USA

Christmas cards sent, warm, with Season's Greetings
Perhaps a Gift from Amazon, or two
But I only asked Santa for a trip this year
On the Christmas Express, straight to you.
Jaycee C.-USA

Why is winter so cold? 

But our hearts so bright? 

Come and find me, wanderer, 

Do not fear every blinding light 

Jennifer Carlson-USA

Christmas stories abound all around
Santa, Frosty and Rudolph are found
A time of giving rings for the season
Lets not forget that Christ is the reason
Levi Levin-USA

Humble and bundled was the baby who started it all
Simply because a couple followed their call
A child was born into a world that was hopeless
He restored the earth to its proper focus- Emmanuel


The tree is trimmed, the halls are decked
The naughty list was double checked.
While Carolers sing throughout in the streets
Remember to thank the Lord for all these treats.

Mad Englishman(Clive)-England

I look up at the Winter stars’ light, 
And wonder if you’re looking up too
May Christmas joy always shine bright
Know whoever… wherever you are… I love you.


There's so much beauty in togetherness and family
Love is the only true kind of everlasting prosperity
Acts of selflessness to calm the world's calamity
Let our words of comfort spread like a ministry


Fear not for I bring you nothing but good news. 
For today, unto us, a King is born, with love and blessings.
Merry Christmas to All! now have fun and carry on with the canon
read it, enjoy it, as I go ahead and kiss you on the forehead

My Enigma-USA

A time of joy away from all noise
Cheers for a warm cord
Notes of peace in live green
Gathering in place to share life's toys


Voices reaching out, warming the cold days

Year end's celebrations, blissful creations

lights crowds the street .as the blues fades away

aA cup of choco&the warmest hugs, loves devotions


The year is almost gone
in unity we sing our song
with fires warmth and Christmas glow
we offer seeds of love to grow

Poppy Silver-United kingdom

Silently, God's Gift was given 
simple swaddling, resting on hay
Kings and beasts together they gathered

for our Savior was born this day 

Renee J.Martin-USA

Reindeer and angels assist old st. Nick

With clarion bell chimes through snow so thick

This night is for praise, reflection and love 

For family and friends and our lord above. 


Around the tree, a rhapsody,
of voices grown and small;
it's what they know sets hearts aglow,
that Jesus loves us all.


Though Christmas comes with sounds of war,
they wish to bring fear to our door,
Christs birth now seems distant and far,
yet peace and light shine still from his star.

Richard Allen Beevor-Cyprus

may this Christmas live beyond the barriers of a professed faith
may this Christmas chime in every human heart
may this Christmas take us above our sins
may this Christmas heal our scars


Don't wait till your life is all done

to learn the lessons of a fool

Know the rewards of self are none

Where love of others is the rule

Tate Morgan-USA

Christmas we remember humanity

We set aside greed and ambition

Let us make the spirit last all through the year

Let that be our resolution and ambition...

Tomás " Cárthaigh-Ireland

As we enjoy our families for Christmas 

Sharing love and traditions

May we always remember

The Baby Jesus who saved us from our sins.

Toosie Harvey Novels

Christmas means a break
At the end of year
I can't wait to take
Holidays from there!


Silence reigns when the snowfall stops after midnight
I and our lighted tree pause, gazing through the window
Over still rooftops an owl passes in flight
This moment, a star shines a message to bestow. 

William Calkins(Roarke)-USA

Enjoying the cold crisp air while shopping
for family and friends in crowded malls.
Then gather together in celebration
of our good friend and benefactor, Jesus.

Willard Wells-USA

another birthday for our lord has come
put down the cocoa ,and hot apple rum
lift your hands,and bow your head
praise our lord,he is far from dead..


Ivor the consummate gentleman

May this be a wonderful Christmas for you all. Ivor though you have passed away you have not been forgotten by me. Thank you for all your guidance and kindness. I tip my hat in deference to your character.

© 2017 Tate Morgan

Author's Note

Tate Morgan
Can a thought or feeling be larger than a universe? Love is the only trait that is worth remembering because it is meant to be given away selflessly. The recipient is as happy to receive it as you were to give it!

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It will take me a few trips back to get through them all and I am sure there are more to come. Great job and I am honored to be part of it. Thanks Tate. Great job.

Everyone did a fabulous job with beautiful wishes and memories from around the world.

Posted 2 Years Ago

2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Willard Wells

2 Years Ago

Well I won't be having the sound of children. Not a Christmas story, but I will fill my heart and mi.. read more
Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

So am I .So am I what more could we ask for? Merry Christmas Willard.
Mercy Fae

2 Years Ago

Hey Willard Wells, your addition to this was very well written.


awe so cute! happy holidays!

Posted 2 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you Kie if you would like I will add your thoughts Just send me a note
This is absolutely stunning! Wow!

Posted 2 Years Ago

Mercy Fae

2 Years Ago

Real name? Can I use my penn name?
Mercy Fae

2 Years Ago

Sent it already. Don't think it's as good as everyone else among here, however...
Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Yes you may use your pen name lol i will add you
Absolutely brilliant idea. So many wonderful verses from across the world. I feel privileged to be a part of it. Thank you for asking me. Merry Christmas and seasons greetings to everyone who made a contribution and to all of you who are reading it.

Posted 2 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you I am glad you added your thoughts too. We are what would once be considered impossible a c.. read more
I'm probably too late for this, but I was having computer problems....however just noticed that I scribbled a little thought that I wouldn't mind sharing....Moms are baking cookies and children writing lists as shoppes are brimming over with people buying gifts. "Merry" this and "Happy" that leave our lips with ease. "Peace on earth, Good will to all" I hope will never cease. Happy holidays to you and yours Tate..Barbz

Posted 2 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Hi Barb i added you with pleasure merry Christmas
I didn't know Ivor passed away. I talked to him many times and he was always a gentleman. I feel honed to be placed among so many great poets here including yourself Tate. You did a great job on this. May you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.


Posted 2 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you Relic I found out after researching and finding him om Facebook. I hadnt heard from him in.. read more
A wonderful compilation of words from lovely writers of all walks of life on WC read to equally inspiring uplifting music!:)

Posted 2 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you for adding your voice to the canon this year Andrew . Yours is a friendship I treasure
Lovely blending of talented voices...have a blessed festive season hon and I am honoured to share a space n light :)

Posted 2 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Poppy as one of my longest friendships here I want to say it is always an honor to be seen with you.. read more
Just a typo fixer.. its (Im His Daughter.. Canada) :)

Posted 2 Years Ago

Im His Daughter

2 Years Ago

I do love it, you just have my info wrong.. sorry.. :) Im His Daughter ~ Canada
Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Already changed it
Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Must not have saved it I'll fix it
Such an extravagant light flowing through the words here, and this wonderful dedication to dear Ivor. Thank you so much Tate for letting us become apart of this poetic dream.

Posted 2 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Craig Christmas is about giving to others as you know so well. I wanted to return to Ivor the gift t.. read more
An owl on the moon

2 Years Ago

So very true, my friend. May we learn how to grow up like that, and yet retain the wonder of childho.. read more
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reading this is uplifting and touches the part of my heart that only belongs to Jesus Christ ... i appreciate all the work you have done in putting this together .. everyone's participation is significant in so many ways from so many paths and places ..thanks Tate!! and Merry Christmas :))

Posted 2 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you Gene .i know you never had the benefit of having met Ivor. He was one my first friends her.. read more
Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

yes it is!! :))

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Added on December 7, 2015
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