Sylvia Chidi

Rookie - 47 Points (Germany)

Christmas in Amsterdam


I spent Christmas in Amsterdam
Next I will try Japan, It wouldn’t harm
Stayed in a hostel at a farm
That grew only potatoes and yam

I visited the town on the towns’ tram
Breakfast was fried eggs and cold ham
I tipped the waitress calling her 'Madam'
Rode on the river canal across the dam
Waved across to who I believe was Uncle Sam
Clear sights hindered by snowy traffic jams
Allowed my camera to stay warm in my palm
Preventing pictures from been erased in ram

Lunch was stewed rice and lamb
I ate and ignored a baby crying in its pram
Then went to bed and took a nap to feel calm
Woke up to the sound of junkie trams
Opened my window and screamed out 'Damn'
Threw a bottle out missing someone’s arm
Smoked marijuana in and out, gram after gram
Sang a Dutch song I crammed
This was my Christmas in Amsterdam
It is all true, it aint no fairy scam

Submitted: Friday, December 30, 2005
Edited: Friday, November 18, 2011
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Comments about this poem (Christmas in Amsterdam by Sylvia Chidi )

  • Rookie Charles Chaim Wax (12/30/2005 4:59:00 PM)

    sometimes a human being is
    utterly happy
    not often
    but when the miracle
    holds us close
    a wonder
    as this beautiful poem
    gives to all the world
    well done
    excellent (Report) Reply

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