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'Tis the season to jolly chins up..

The festive season – sociable climate with sprinkling of
in-season tears; those rainy day moments,
they splash against good tidings

Heavy gloomfall
tips the balance of sadness/joy
Such inclement weather! Puddles. Smiles,
are light-shine giving cheer;
bring it on, a gift
for others, and to water the clumps of indifference to
one’s own well being

Sun’s up, new day in the making
the most of it..

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  • devotee1
    devotee1about 4 years ago

    Hi Del; my chin is up, and a huge smile thanks to lovely people like yourself. Have a great day! oxo

  • Smiles and thankyou from me dear Joe oxo

    – Del Millar

  • Anthea  Slade
    Anthea Sladeabout 4 years ago

    Brilliant poem so true of the festive season. You have captured the ebb and flow of the festive season. Lovely rhythm and loving essence to your words always a pleasure to read your beautiful poetry my lovely friend Del.

  • Thank you Anthea, dear and special friend
    and artist

    – Del Millar

  • Unique-Mystique
    Unique-Mystiqueabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful happy tidings!

  • Thank you U-M,
    and I wish happy tidings for the season to you

    – Del Millar

  • Ruby  Pen
    Ruby Penabout 4 years ago

    Fave! Lovely read :)

  • Thank you Ruby I appreciate

    – Del Millar

  • timbuckley
    timbuckleyabout 4 years ago

    Nothing like a positive attitude

  • Thank you Tim yes there’s a way to look at
    most pictures

    – Del Millar

  • Graham Dean
    Graham Deanabout 4 years ago

    Encompasses the whole season of seasons in a brilliant minimal framework in a more than ominent way, for me : )love this poem.

  • Thank you Graham and for your much appreciated
    encouragements over the year, happy tidings to you oxo

    – Del Millar

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindabout 4 years ago

    Del, you add beautiful balance to all things it seems – as you are quite beautiful and yours words are mirror to a most exceptional human being and poetess. a joy. xoxoxoxoxo

  • Thank you Shar I much appreciate you.
    I tend to feel very moved by kind encouragements
    and I am by yours to me; you’re a joy giver

    – Del Millar

  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestabout 4 years ago

    Hi Del…you write of the attitude towards the season that can make the difference..
    Considering this time of the year statistically is a mine/mind field for many.
    There are still many people who don’t have a lovely day let alone a lovely Christmas and today being inspired by your words above I am going to take my son to the local organization needing donations of food etc and give what we can there…
    I have been more frugal with the Xmas spirit being so extremely tired and your words do indeed charge the batteries … thank you xxxx

  • Thank you Karen Sue – I’m feeling very
    grateful, very moved, by comments on this piece;
    your response is awesome, to say the least.
    The thought of you and your son giving
    is a piece of life-beautiful, your specialness
    I’ve not failed to notice, and this is yet
    another time when I think ‘wow Karen Sue’

    Tiredness, yes enough to cause the heart feel heavy at the sight of tinsel and cheer..
    and instead of dizzy with excitement, swaying with vertigo.. the kind to self is a remedy :)
    and the extra love spread makes a difference all round.
    Special Mum, special son, may you have a very happy time over Christmas.
    Thank you KS oxo

    at this time of year,

    – Del Millar

  • at the bottom of my reply is a few words out of context the ’ at this time of year ’ words
    that I put in then edited :)and they’re still there :)

    – Del Millar

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 4 years ago


  • Thank you dear Liz, I appreciate you
    and your special encouragements,

    – Del Millar

  • Tony Wilder
    Tony Wilderabout 4 years ago

    Wonderfully put Del, big holidays do seem to bring both sadness and happiness for many reasons. I think it is an opportunity in so many ways, loving and giving being just a few. Wonderful message Del, wonderful write.

  • Thank you Tony, yes all that is felt is felt more acutely at this time of year;
    loving and giving does make a huge difference,
    small things, thoughtfulness, lights up a life/lives. oxo

    – Del Millar

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