Paul Warren

Gold Star - 68,097 Points (ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA)

Australia - At Christmas - Poem by Paul Warren

The first month of summertime is here
For the people under the Southern Cross hemisphere
The Great Southern Land is bathed in sunshine
As Christmas comes without snow so sublime

I remember Christmas Tree parties in the warm evening
As we ate cake and ice cream in its Yuletide meaning
And the warm church was there whilst carols sung
To mark the birth of God's only begotten son

And the late evening rides to see the Christmas lights
With carollers on the back of tray top trucks at nights
Of going to bed on Christmas Eve with a cool sea breeze
Waking up to the hot sun with no thoughts of a Winter freeze

The long school summer holidays meant we had it made
With Christmas first and unending fun that did not fade
It would seem the Northern Hemisphere may have the snow
But in the South we romp on beaches in sunshine we know.

© Paul Warren Poetry

Topic(s) of this poem: christmas, my country

Form: Prose Poem

Poet's Notes about The Poem

In Australia Christmas is celebrated in sunshine in the middle of summer.

Comments about Australia - At Christmas by Paul Warren

  • Hazel Durham (12/12/2015 11:56:00 AM)

    Sounds wonderful Paul with beautiful lines that capture the sizzling heat and atmosphere of Christmas in the sun!
    Great write!
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 12, 2015

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