It’s Never Too Soon For Christmas?

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As winter lies across the base
With its icy tentacles of frosty lace
Above on the trunk of the big tree towers
Across the land now bereft of flowers,
Still squirrels scurry up and down
To hidden nests buried underground.
 
Nuts are stored as winter food
As animals run, the winter to elude.
 
Up high in the sky
Dancing to delight the eye
Starlings swirl in synchronised flight
Signalling autumn fading from sight.
 
On winter’s wind blows the cold
That strips the skin from the old
But winter also brings the bliss
Of mistletoe and a stolen kiss.
 
 
Puddings laced with brandy or rum
Steaming to fill that hungry tum.
Roaring fires where muffins toast
And spitting chestnuts that are split to roast
Are all part of the Christmas feast,
But remember the thing that should be forgotten least.
 
Christmas is not measured by a shopping chart,
Christmas lives within a kindly heart.
 
© 2015, Danny Kemp. All rights reserved.
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About Daniel Kemp

Daniel Kemp, ex-London police officer, mini-cab business owner, pub tenant and licensed London taxi driver never planned to be a writer, but after his first novel —The Desolate Garden — was under a paid option to become a $30 million film for five years until distribution became an insurmountable problem for the production company what else could he do? Nowadays he is a prolific storyteller, and although it’s true to say that he mainly concentrates on what he knows most about; murders laced by the intrigue involving spies, his diverse experience of life shows in the short stories he compiles both for adults and children. He is the recipient of rave reviews from a prestigious Manhattan publication, been described as —the new Graham Green — by a managerial employee of Waterstones Books, for whom he did a countrywide tour of signing events, and he has appeared on ‘live' television.
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