Poem 67


Christmas day is over down under

Gifts wrapped, unwrapped

Ogled over, gratitude expressed.

Children came and went,

More tomorrow

Gifts beyond expectation.

Love and family

Sharing a meal,

Salads, meats, deserts,

All home cooked,

All lovingly prepared.

Around a huge table

I marvel at

The wonder of togetherness.

All sated,

The babies, cute and loveable

Entertaining us to the last.

Playing with the new

Reading from old

Trusted texts,

Watching in delight as a new child

Experiences the yellow dot book.

Tired children taken home,

My house restored

We are happy

Christmas celebrated to plan.

Rejoicing in the company of family.


My son, Lucas made a delicious pear and walnut salad for dinner tonight. Plus homemade dressing! Yummo.

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13 Responses to Poem 67

  1. JackieP says:

    Hope it was all you wished for Michael! It sounds like it was. 🙂

  2. Beautiful – really gives that sense of warmth, family and all that Christmas should be!! 🙂 🙂

  3. Beautifully expressed my friend, captured your day perfectly, now to rest up and watch the cricket 😉

  4. That salad does sound yummy and it sounds like you had a great Christmas =)

  5. Lovely poem…I can so relate in soaking up the family love…that salad..yum!!! would it be too much to share his recipe?

    • His recipe: the picture is close to what he prepared.

      I think it’s, salad leaf mix, two sliced pears, a liberal amount of walnuts, salad dressing which he made, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, garlic, a clove at least, pepper to taste, mixed herbs or tarrogan depending on the flavour you want, mix them all together and enjoy.

      You could use balsamic if you prefer.
      Hope this helps.
      Good luck.

  6. RoSy says:

    Family & Food = Happiness 🙂

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