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Monday, December 17, 2018

The Holiday in the Romance

If one believes the songs they sing, then Love at Christmas, it’s the thing,
And all one needs, to happy be, is someone special ‘neath that tree.
The mistletoe and wondrous gifts, to give your special one a lift.
In cold and snow, the winter walks; by firelight, the special talks,
The billing, cooing—sappiness, and plans for future happiness,
‘Tis wonderful and sweet, it’s true, when couples start to bill and coo,
But tell me just exactly what’s expected after all the glut,
Tell me, will the magic stay? Even after Christmas day?
It has been done, I’ve heard it said. When planning for the days ahead,
If both remember what was great, about those special Christmas dates,
And try and keep the magic there together year by year by year!
And one last thing before I go, but something about which you should know:
"Don't make love by the garden gate, love is blind but the neighbours ain't."



Mondays do get knocked a lot,
With poetry, we three besought,
To try to make the week begin
With pleasant thoughts--perhaps a grin?
So Jenny and Delores, we,
Have posted poems for you to see.
And now you've seen what we have brought . . .
Did we help?
Or did we not?

Next week, 'cause Christmas Eve is here,
We'll talk about THAT time of year!

6 comments:

  1. Neighbors can get eyefuls sometimes that's for sure!

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    1. Sooo true! And I love the saying about the first three years. For the first year, he talks and she listens. Then the second she talks and he listens. Then the third, they both talk and the neighbours listen! ;)

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  2. That made me laugh Diane - I remember the postie dobbing me in to my parents for kissing my boyfriend out the front of our family home - what a tattle-tale!!

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  3. Hahaha! I remember that last line, although a bit differently:
    Here's to boys with eyes of blue
    They take one look and they are true
    Here's to boys with eyes of brown
    They take one look and never let you down
    But never kiss them by the garden gate
    Love may be blind but the neighbours ain't

    Love your poem. At its core it is serious and good advice for those who give up too easily :)

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    1. And I think that is the problem. In this throw-away world, perhaps many are tempted to 'throw-away'!

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