Holly Hangin

Holly Hangin

A Chapter by Dave Brown



When holly's hanging loosely

And wearied oven’s are bakin profusely

With slaphappy spendin trendin obtusely

And desert is choice chocolate moussely  


When dark of night seems extra bright

Happily heralding an incoming flight

And all ground round is wintery white

Sparkling beneath brightest moonlight


When legions of lights all wrap round

When a chilly change swamps radio sound

While a packed sled hopscotches earthbound

And all problems are enjoyably drowned


When comes the bright burning ember

Molding merry moments to remember

With wishes wasted to be ever slender

Durn likely it’s well into December


© 2020 Dave Brown

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wow, Dave, this is us. This is Christmas in the now...The holly is uncomfortable...we have become so commercial with all of it.
I remember Christmas as a kid in NY...a few presents...but the train around the tree...
Christmas Eve decorating it...how exciting it was to go purchase a real tree...
for a few dollars...
the big dark blue, red, yellow and green lights on that tree.
singing Carols....Midnight mass as an altar boy.
Simple Christmas, and remembering what the day was really about.
Not long lines on Black Fridays.
this is clever in presentation...makes us smile through the pain.

Posted 5 Months Ago

Dave Brown

5 Months Ago

I saw on the news 'they' were packing/piling commercial trees in a lot and 'they' wondered if this w.. read more
Just saw the first Christmas lights in the neighborhood, along with a clear sky and a full moon. Indeed, peace after the storm this year has been.

Posted 5 Months Ago

Dave Brown

5 Months Ago

Must have been an uplifting sight
We just put ours up
they do make a lovely impact, es.. read more
Hope you discover mistletoe before the new year⛄️When snow is on the horizon... the best part of the season.. heres’ to yer please’n all you know. Have a holly jolly Kiss Mas!!!!
this year ... truly, Pat

Posted 5 Months Ago

Dave Brown

5 Months Ago

Ah Pat!!
You got me on the mistletoe thingamajiggy
I am not really sure I have ever h.. read more
Patricia Wedel

5 Months Ago

Thank you Dave... do you live in Canada? I remember talking about the animals outside your home whe.. read more
Dave Brown

5 Months Ago

Yes, we are on Vancouver Island which is in the far southwest corner of BC/Canada
An outdoor .. read more
You put me to shame! Here's your hunky-dory happy-go-lucky screw-the-torpedoes holiday ditty, surely a ploy to shine a scorching light on my bleak black scrooge-like approach to December. I can promise you, I will never write a poem as punch-drunk-happy as this! But I love this about you, even if I lack it severely (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 5 Months Ago

Dave Brown

5 Months Ago

I'll never put you to shame but its nice to hear you lie for the sake of my self-esteem
I'll .. read more

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