mike monahan

Rookie - 422 Points (25 6 57 / Ireland)

Another Year - Poem by mike monahan

log fueled fire blazes in a hearth, throwing out intermittent shadows embellishing a darkened room a flickering candle burns through yet another Christmas eve its light reaches out to highlight images of a family past

a silence is broken by a rocking, creaking chair that projects it's outline upon an empty wall, a victim of years gone by reminisces of many such nights, as a wind roars around snow-filled fields outwith a bolted wooden door...


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Lonely at christmas

Comments about Another Year by mike monahan

  • (7/5/2015 3:40:00 PM)

    So melancholy. Alone at Christmas and it seems all year every year. Brilliant piece of work Mike. (Report) Reply

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  • G. Akanji Olaniyi (5/13/2015 1:38:00 PM)

    Another year, indeed! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • (2/27/2015 11:08:00 AM)

    I agree with you Jack C Adams! ten from me! (Report) Reply

  • (2/27/2015 11:00:00 AM)

    This a beautiful poem and indeed depicts the height of lonliness not only at Christmas but every day! Another ten from me Mike. (Report) Reply

  • (1/26/2015 11:43:00 AM)

    Masterpiece! Keep them coming Mike! Loved it! depicts lonely people in a sad and tragic way. (Report) Reply

  • Hazel Durham (1/18/2015 12:16:00 PM)

    Evocative, superb write with the stark facts of living alone without family, brought out with great depth of the coldness of living alone! (Report) Reply

  • (12/30/2014 10:16:00 AM)

    Heartfelt! ! I thought it was me sitting there! What a way with words Mike! ! (Report) Reply

  • (2/8/2014 9:17:00 AM)

    Wonderful! ! Wow! ! Another great poem Mike! ! (Report) Reply

  • (8/10/2012 7:25:00 AM)

    I am a fan of yours Mike. You actually take the person and the subject into a lovely dream state. I can visualise the scenario you have described perfectly. Terrific poet. (Report) Reply

  • (7/27/2012 2:58:00 PM)

    Pure and simply brilliant/ I was in the room with the person.. (Report) Reply

  • (7/16/2012 9:53:00 AM)

    I can feel the heat of the fire and hear the wind blowing outside. Your poet expresses what we would all like to state about being lonely. A truly gifted and great poet Mike (Report) Reply

  • (7/4/2012 8:40:00 AM)

    I can feel the atmosphere as if I was sitting in the chair. Family memories, light bouncing off pictures on wall. Wow! Splendid poem and the same for the poet! (Report) Reply

  • (10/28/2011 6:36:00 AM)

    I noticed you have used a Scottish word 'outwith' meaning outside. Your sad poem brings home the message clearly that people do end up on their own and not just at Christmas time. Brought a tear to my eye! Superb poem! (Report) Reply

  • (4/19/2011 2:59:00 PM)

    The more I read of Mikes poems the more I want to read! Please put more on this site Mike. Brilliant, is my best word for you. (Report) Reply

  • (2/12/2011 2:07:00 PM)

    Very thought provoking! A poem about loneliness. I can feel the despair! Well done! ! (Report) Reply

  • (9/5/2010 6:25:00 AM)

    another wonderful poem. I can embrace the emotion! ! (Report) Reply

  • (5/6/2010 10:38:00 PM)

    Mike: Once again I see a beautiful poem and can hear the creaking of the rocking chair as the wind roars and blows the snow outside. Very good. Your friend, Lynn (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 25, 2010

Poem Edited: Sunday, November 18, 2012

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