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Christmas (A Sestina)

Rating: 5.0
Christmas is here, Jesus to the world brought peace
Everyone is rested as kids spend time with family
Kitchens are ablaze, wives creating good ol’ soul-food
Leslie and Destra, await their turn, under the mistletoe
Love is burning bright, outshining the fireplace
And playing kids fill the house with laughter

Worries are swept away, sadness replaced by laughter
As love flies through the air, enemies make peace
Whilst sweet carols are sung by the fireplace
We thank God for the greatest gift of family
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Jake Erkens 29 January 2010
You seem to grasp the essence of Christmas and your prove so in your beautifully penned poem. There is nothing much to say other than 'well done! ' Sorry my reply is rather very VERY late. Please do send me a message for further notice on some new work.
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*_sakura ~daisy_* 10 January 2010
wat a bright and cheerful poem...peace is a calming thing and to be with a loving family on christmas day...wat more could you want as such the grace of God...
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Marieta Maglas 28 December 2009
Excellent complex (visual and cognitive) metaphor: Love is burning bright, outshining the fireplace Excellent abstract poem 10++++++++++++
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Smile Henry 26 December 2009
Yea Les, thank God for family!
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Kesav Easwaran 25 December 2009
good X'mas poem...refreshing...10
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Eyan Desir 25 December 2009
Merry Christmas lovely poem good job
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Noel Horlanda 25 December 2009
Say hello and Merry Christmas to Moriah, she's the star of this piece I believe. Surely she will have her own fireplace one of these days. This is a family piece of poetry I suppose. Thanks for sharing. Again Merry Christmas to you all...
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Serenity Prayer 24 December 2009
very lovely. it highlights some of the most wonderful things bout Christmas. Merry Christmas to everyone.
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Milica Franchi De Luri 24 December 2009
Hi Les Merry Christmas. This is a really beautiful poem. It reminded me a lot on our Christmas gatherings with family members. It is also a very well written. Like any other form of poetry, sestinas have variations and i found yours to be meeting all of the requirements...........10 Milica
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Krishnarasa Seshadri 24 December 2009
Have a wonderful Christmas! Lovely poem!
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