Poem: Christmas Magic

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s Wednesday Poetry Prompt 157, 14 Dec 2011.  Topic: Magic

(form: shadorma – a trio of them)

Christmas Magic

stop and go
prowling for parking
pushing and
shoving and
waiting in infernal lines
It’s Christmas Magic?

hide and seek
keeping things hidden
cutting and
taping and
putting on ribbon and bows
It’s Christmas Magic?

wife and kids
unwrapping their gifts
ooohing and
aaahing and
beaming smiles on their faces
It’s Christmas Magic!


4 thoughts on “Poem: Christmas Magic

  1. fhhakansson December 14, 2011 / 11:21

    Oh, the torment joy of Christmas. You really managed to capture it!

    • lorwynd December 16, 2011 / 19:13

      Thanks. All the frustration of shopping and decorating and such just goes away when we get to watch loved ones open gifts they’ve been wanting.

  2. mchristineweber December 16, 2011 / 14:06

    Hahaha… Well, I think I might be in-between the first two stages at the moment. Although, we plan to put together a gingerbread house this evening with the kids along with watching LOTR (Two Towers), so that’s like, automatic Christmas magic in the making, right? Yay! Christmas is coming!

    Great poem!


    • lorwynd December 16, 2011 / 19:11

      Having kids makes Christmas mandatory fun, doesn’t it? We do a lot of shopping online. The only trick with that is not letting the kids see where the boxes are from.

      Our girls saw a play of “A Christmas Carol” today so now we’re planning on watching the old black and white version with George C. Scott. I thought it would be kind of scary for them as a Christmas movie, but since they’ve seen a version of it now, all bets are off. Besides, if they can handle Nazgul and Dementors, I guess they can handle Scrooge!

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