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Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Christmas sonnet, 2017

I saw no Christmas in September
when adverts appeared in the shops.
I saw no Christmas in Lapland
with the snow and the ice in retreat.
I saw no Christmas in the White House
where goodwill to all is fake news.
I saw no Christmas in the ocean
where three ships sailed by made of plastic.
I saw no Christmas in Yemen
where innocents are slain by a king.
I saw no Christmas in Bethlehem
where the star that means peace slowly dies.
I feared I would see no Christmas at all
till it shone in my granddaughters' eyes.

© Charlie Lambert

Charlie Lambert is a former journalist and sports broadcaster who turned to a different form of media in 2016 when he started writing poetry. He lives in Liverpool.

1 comment:

  1. Good one! A depressing reminder of the world's troubles, mitigated by the powerful jolt of hope supplied in the last line.