Hearth and Home and Holidays

Hearth and Home and Holidays

A Poem by Rick Puetter
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...sing, laugh, be merry...and cherish friends...

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Photographer: _cck_ Catherine.  License for use: Creative Common 2.0 Generic.  The original photo can be seen at http://www.flickr.com/photos/_cck_/3361118773/sizes/l/in/photostream/.

 

 

Hearth and Home and Holidays

        "...sing, laugh, be merry...and cherish friends..."

 

Oh, Hearth and Home and Holidays!

Now gather friends and let’s give praise!

In later years these are the days

To which we’ll fondly cling

 

The table’s set and love abounds

Around the room there’s ne’er a frown

We talk like fools and laugh like clowns

These days such pleasures bring!

 

So raise your cup, we’ll make a toast!

To all the ones we love the most

Now let’s sit down and carve the roast

We'll dine and drink like Kings!

 

Remember, too, the poor outside

Remember, too, the friends who’ve died

Our luck in life can’t be denied--

We’re rich in all good things

 

So once again, please raise your cup

We drank fine wine, in bounty supped

Of times like these, there’s ne’er enough

Bad moods away they fling

 

And when our friends do fin’ly go

About the house there’s still the glow

Of these, the best days we shall know

The air with friendship rings!

 

So, Hearth and Home and Holidays

These are the best--deserve our praise

And so, my friends, cherish these days

With joy and kinship sing!

 

 

 

©2010 Richard Puetter

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© 2012 Rick Puetter



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This is incredible! I cannot even emphasize how much I loved this enough for you to truely understand. Very wonderful and incredible. It was truely beautiful. I really enjoyed this and I hope to see more from you. You are a very talented writer and that is a very well talent to have. Don't ever let it go! This poem really got me thinking about life, and I could tell that's what you wanted. You wanted the emotion to drift through your words so smoothly to the reader and I could definetly feel the emotion throughout the poem. Nicely done and very well written! : )

Posted 3 Years Ago


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Perfect. This is spectacular.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

What a marvelous, cozy poem! Perfect for Thanksgiving; I'll make sure to read it round the fire after a nice meal. ;)

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

So glad I came upon this - as the holidays approach, you have expressed the joy of the season so masterfully. I read this with a happy lilt; a wonderful smile to share this time of year!

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is much better than what I submitted for the 'What are you thankful for?' contest. I hope you are the one who wins.

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rick Puetter

10 Months Ago

Such generous words, Andrew. I thank you.

Best regards,

Rick
I love this! A truly wonderful and heartfelt Christmas poem!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I remember this one! Great words.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Rick Puetter

1 Year Ago

Hi Fabian,

Yes, thanks. It is an old poem, but it is the holiday season again. So tim.. read more
this is beautiful! kinship is very important in i belive every culture. returning to the ones you love, and loving the time being around them.

lovely work!

Wolfhilde

Posted 2 Years Ago


The spirit of loving family and friends is perfectly captured here. Most of us are lucky enough enough to have such thing...or the memory of them...
There once was home and hearth for me
I long now for what used to be

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Loved it!
Your writing reflects tenderness of feelings with a professional touch..... Gr8 write!

Posted 2 Years Ago


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Added on December 23, 2010
Last Updated on June 18, 2012
Tags: holidays, family, love, food drink, celebration, good times, family value, life value

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Rick Puetter
Rick Puetter

San Diego, CA



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