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! : )

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I love the second last stanza a lot! It's such a warm and wonderful read :)

Posted 8 Years Ago


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incredible....a cozy season of celebration here.Sir Rick,wonderful,lovely.

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Ahh what a merry toast to celebration...

Posted 8 Years Ago


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great work.. this is fun to read.. the flow was good and there was a certain warmth and merrily feeling of holidays to it..

Posted 8 Years Ago


Ha! I was singing along in my head! This could be a song straight out of a Dickens novel...sounds like something a reformed Scrooge might sing! Beautiful words and thoughts!

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

wonderful flow and warm and fond images, I loved it

Posted 8 Years Ago


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Ha-Ho,
How are you my friend? I am glad you sent me this poem and I enjoyed the flow of the words. Reminds me of times when I use to have my childhood friends and the feast's we would be working and at the time it seemed like a very tedious chore.
We had to always keep our thoughts in check(like the Creator knows everything, even our thoughts) so we would remind each other. Later, after everyone was served we ate what was left over and always cold but we didn't mind. We had a secret way of communicating in every task and too be able to comprehend motions instead of words made us seem like dancing in sync.
Memories and missing old friends while I eat every meal to this day.
Life and Light!
Kunu
TT-TTi-Ni-K (found out my name in traditional hocak is the same for the symbol for pi) I like that for myself...

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rick!

How could one not feel absolutely bubbling with cheer and those "fuzzy good" feelings after reading your holiday write? It is indeed a gem as it has the feeling of merriment, goodness, love of family and friends, as well as remembering those less fortunate than we!

I agree with Sam....this should be a Hallmark greeting!

Thank you for sharing such a delightful look at hearth, home, and holidays!
It is clearly evident how much you enjoy all!!!

Cheerio O!
Sheila


Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I really like this poem and all the truth of it. The flow is so smooth ..
It is one to cherish a perfect Holiday poem ,,, way better than Hallmark! lol
I enjoyed this verse :

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

We should always remember these people. A beautiful poem.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Rick Puetter
Rick Puetter

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