The Spirit Of Christmas – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Family – Word of the Day



The Spirit Of Christmas

Post pudding buddhas,
recalling family fictions with alacrity,
punctuated with beery belches,
and laughter, of course,
as gifts are exchanged,
the excitement of socks and handkerchiefs,
as the everyday becomes a rich moment of joy.
Conversations of no particular importance,
early morning,
later night,
the spirit of Christmas is uncorked,
and sloshed about,
lubricating desiccated relatives,
loosening propriety,
aunt daisy heehawing like nobody’s business,
the buddhas pontificating,
changing the world,
while under the mistletoe,
lips lacking fidelity
with champagne romance,
and the solace of fruit mince.
Soon it will be weary time and a leaving,
till next year.

©Paul Vincent Cannon




Filed under Free Verse, life, poem

34 responses to “The Spirit Of Christmas – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Merry Christmas 🎄🎅🎁 and Happy Holidays 😇🙏

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  2. Paul have you read the book Lamb by Christopher Moore?

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  3. “desiccated relatives”!! lol Paul, wonderful poem! Haven’t we all experienced this! Merry Christmas!

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  4. ouch you describe the debauchery so well …. enjoy your Christmas day 🙂

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  5. Merry Christmas and all the best in 2019!

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  6. Paul, my son bought 12 croissants, so we will be eating them for breakfast lunch and dinner. One down, two to go. 🙂 I wonder if the big Christmas lunch harks back to a time, when people lived simply for most of the year, but would eat up big at Christmas because it was a special occasion? It has certainly been a riot of parties in my street over the last couple of weeks, Christmas seemingly extending over several weeks! Merry Christmas to you.

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    • Yes, in the ancient times one meal was common, sometimes two. Interesting thought about Christmas lunch. We’ve had a riot of parties too, all good and fun. I do love it, but I’m also glad when it’s over. Enjoy those croissants and Happy Christmas Tracey. 🙂

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  7. The other side of Christmas! Merry Christmas, Paul.

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  8. Lyn CANNON

    Wow love this poem such great use of words


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