Weekly Writing Challenge: Ghosts of December 23/24th Past
Hello dear friends
Here in Australia, it is Christmas Eve today. As I have gone about my day I have been cooking food for tomorrow in between making centre pieces for our Christmas table and cleaning. Oh, you name it I’ve been doing it! And all the while I was composing a little verse in my head.
Therefore when I saw the Weekly Writing Challenge from WordPress I was delighted to find I could use my verse! So today folks, I present to you my poem about Christmas Eve.
Also, I want to take this opportunity to say a big ‘thank you’ to those who follow my blog … without you I could not continue writing.
MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and yours!
How I love Christmas Eve
Oh, how I love Christmas Eve …
It is my favourite part of Christmas
Waiting … watching … longing
Waiting for the Christ-child
Watching for the Star to shine in the east
Longing for the Celebration feast.
My heart prepares for Christmas as I go about the day
Hmmm … the chicken is roasting nice and slow
Kibbi making is on the go
Table decorating is half complete
And I know it is time to check the meat
Plum pudding ice cream may take the cake
Rather than hot things I could bake
Pavarotti singing fills me with bliss
Every year he is not to be missed
I check something here and I tweak something there
While inwardly my heart does prepare
For the Christ-child singing in my heart
Longing and wishing for His labour to start
The manger is ready
A crib nice and steady
While Mary and Joseph are heady
… with excitement as the time draws near
At least they have nothing to fear
A stable has been found
After much searching around
I wait … and I watch … and I long
For the birth of Jesus so I can sing my song.
Oh, how I love Christmas Eve!
It’s the day when I feel a reprieve
… from people, eating, drinking and the like
A deep breath before the Christmas delight.
So today as the preparations I make
My heart is pondering Christ’s birth when I wake
Oh, Christmas Eve is giving me much joy!
All praise and thanks to this little baby boy …