The Mystic Sneak

So…Christmas
You Sneak
Who are you
And why do you now make me nervous?

This time
I first saw you window dressed
In tinsel
In sparkles
Blinging like a catalogued obsession
Waiting
For an early fix

This time
We hardly blinked
Our eyes, suspicious as mice
Clocked, was it respectfully?
As the obligatory intake of breath
Recognised all past, present and future dues

And so Christmas
Your day has come
Again
And some of us are on tender hook edge

Were it not for the children
The prospect of red wine
And the unquenchable thirst for peace

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Comments

  • Laurette Ruys
    Laurette Ruysalmost 6 years ago

    touching, sorrow and light

  • Thanks Laurette .)

    – Robert Knapman

  • SaRaHKnOwDoG
    SaRaHKnOwDoGalmost 6 years ago

    Yep! This is christmas. Great aint it !? …………………….. : \
    Great piece of writing.

  • Robert Knapman
    Robert Knapmanalmost 6 years ago

    Cheers mate. Give me words…any words…just love them.

  • RosaCobos
    RosaCobosalmost 6 years ago

    Robert….
    Unquenchable thirst for peace..
    yes..
    and that is why I send you this….
    with heart and mind…(mind it is important too…..)
    The best for you.
    Rosa

  • Thank you Rosa. Peace and love on earth xxoo

    – Robert Knapman

  • Jeffrey Hamilton
    Jeffrey Hamiltonalmost 6 years ago

    poignant. capturing exactly the mood of so many – myself, those I know – and the opportunity of sharing love

    PS maybe Im old fashioned but I reckon cataloged should have a ‘u’ in it

  • Robert Knapman
    Robert Knapmanalmost 6 years ago

    Thanks Jeffrey. Yep you are right – all changed…thanks

  • JonoCarrick
    JonoCarrickover 5 years ago

    Beautiful poem. Ready for some useless information? The term ‘’tender hooks’’ actually originated in an area of Dublin that was the miller’s district. It was originally tenter hooks.. where cloth was left to delicately dry.
    Haha!
    Again great poem.

  • Thanks Jono. Love those bits of random information… .)

    – Robert Knapman

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