poetry, book, dare, giveaway


of a Christ-mas eve past
like a ghost they come
and haunt my thoughts
hazy now
but i remember
such a quiet night
all sleeping but i
secure under cover
stole a glimpse
around the darkened room
i viewed
shapes of little colour
and then
at the foot
of my bed standing
with a little glimmer
of smile
a twinkling
of eyes
he stood
all the while
barely there
a wee elf it was
watching me
was it to make sure i slept?
i don’t know
i covered my head
shut my eyes tight and
had lain as still as a child can
therein my long ago bed


a poetry book giveaway by it’s writer
the book : contingency plans, by david wheeler
go here 
find out the dare
write your poem
and link it

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Glad to Land at your magical poetry land today,How are you?Love your poetry talent, Please join us at Jingle Poetry Monday potluck tonight,First time participants can link in 1 to 3 old poems, poems unrelated to our theme are welcome!Sign in to follow our blog so that you are kept informed about our updates.Happy Sunday/Monday, Hope to see you in.xxx

  2. Olivia says:

    Greetings!How is everything?Are you interested in theme writing? Do have poems related to dreams, visions, or reveries?If YES, welcome linking your poems to our potluck week 13 at JinglePoetry : http://jinglepoetry.blogspot.com/Even if your answer is no, you are more than welcome to link in old poems, or poems unrelated to our theme (dreams, visions, or reveries) and enjoy the fun of sharing and encouraging!Our week 13 potluck is open Sunday, 8pm, American Central Time…We will be thrilled to see you in…Let me know if you have questionsxoxox

  3. Olivia says:

    Very well said..!!keep Writing My Dear.. :)

  4. dianne says:

    ah, you capture a child's perspective so well.

  5. betweenhearts75 says:

    I really enjoyed reading this, a rather haunting impression of Christmas, excited and scared a bit too! Well done!!

  6. L.L. Barkat says:

    I like the little barely there elf. :)

  7. Michael says:

    This so reminds me of when I was a kid.

  8. Brian Miller says:

    ah i remember these nights as a child eyes pinched tight trying to sleep…but heart beating in anticipation…

Please, feel free to leave a message.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s