Lets Wrap It Up
You know it when the wind blows chilly,
when there is less naked
and more clothes!
on the girls and boys around you.
Another year drawingg
Smell it in the aging leaves
the sighs of relief
a newfound equilibrium in the speedy circuit of life, headlights and highways.
Sniff steaming latte as they fill the bellies
of exam-stressed children
(I would take gingerbread or pumpkin spice over)
cramming my brain with useless knowledge.
merry jingles in warm coffee shops
cozy against me by the fake fireplace
(it’s really not that cold but we like to get into the mood)
of hot dancing angels caroling for men outside WanChai.
In someplace Northwest,
old men and women relief their heartache
to welcome their youth
back to hut houses
in the hilly countryside.
Return to glutinous balls,
sweet soup and rice wine.
made for the poor in the Han Dynastry who used to get chilblains on their ears.
And hopefully in this time of balance, harmony and reunion,
I can get some good poetry down.
Here in Hong Kong we cozy up by the fake fireplace, blame global warming… smiles :) I’ve got to say that December must be my favorite month, and honestly i’ve been prepared for Christmas Day 2014 since the 26/12/13… so you know i’m really into the festive stuff ;) I’m equally excited for Christmas Break, which is rolling in in a couple o’ weeks. We’re planning to take a trip but haven’t bought the tickets. Honestly I keep telling them if we don’t book now it’ll be all booked out.
This poem was written for Dverse Open Link Night, where the prompt is on the holiday season and the doors are still open! It’s also written for Poets United Poetry Pantry, so happy writing! Please like and comment down below so I can check yours out <3
And while you’re all having a blast of a holiday season, don’t forget to show some love to your friends and family!