A Mother’s Christmas

As Christmas Day approaches I panic,

still so much to do, where to find the time?

Mother of the clan, failure is a crime,

for a bare Christmas is truly tragic.

Expecting it to happen like magic,

family sit by whilst I’m worked to the bone.

Maybe they would’ve helped if they had known.

For a bare Christmas is truly tragic.

The clock’s ticking away, and I’m frantic,

there’re still no presents under the tree.

Oh why is everything left up to me?

For a bare Christmas is truly tragic.

As Christmas Day approaches I panic,

for a bare Christmas is truly tragic.

mothers christmas

The Twelve Sonnets of Christmas

Day # 5

Echo Sonnet 

This is a relatively new form devised by the well respected English Poet, Jeff Green. It takes its shape from three envelope quatrains and a couplet, the last line of each stanza is a refrain that links the quatrains and gives us a rhyme scheme of;

A, b, b, A1,…a, c, c, A1,…a, d, d, A1,…A, A1

Day # 1 – The Christmas Season

Day # 2 – A Chance Under the Misteltoe

Day # 3 – Christmas Alone

Day # 4 – The Forbidden Toy

Day # 6 – The Occasional Invasion

Day # 7 – The Seasonal Trend

Day # 8 – The Nutcracker

Day # 9 – Naughty or Nice

Day # 10 – Something more

Day # 11 – The Nativity

Day # 12 – The Man in Red Silk

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