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Let Christmas bring a change in you (poem)

Christmas within ourselves

Let Christmas bring a change in you

Let Christmas bring a change in you, if only for a while,
Let Christmas remove your frown, leaving behind a smile.
Let Christmas bring a light to places where darkness dwells,
Replace the sound of strife, with the sound of Christmas bells.

Let Christmas be a time where your joyfulness is found,
Where you retrieve your goodwill and share it all around.
Let Christmas stretch out your hand to those who are in need,
Amidst your busy life, find time to do a good deed.

Let Christmas be a celebration, a chance for fun,
Bringing happiness to all, under the Christmas sun.
In amongst the hustle of trying to reach Christmas Day,
Remember to pause a while, so you do not lose your way.

Let Christmas bring a chance to change the world that you know,
To both friends and strangers, let your kindness be on show.
Enjoy Christmas in the way that is the best for you,
Whether in groups or alone, find peace in what you do.

© Jenny Maryl

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Some poems have been grouped into themes on their own pages: 
Hope and Inspiration – Encouragement and hope in those moments of searching
Inner reflection – Inner reflection of emotions and forgiveness.
Love and Joy  – The love in our hearts and the joy of living.
The Natural World – Nature and its seasons, and of rivers and raindrops.
Wildlife and Pets – The blackbird greeting the dawn, the cat sleeping on the bed.
Time alone with God – Reflections with God, regardless of what you believe.
Christian Poetry – The Gospels and their stories.
Remembrance and Grief – Poems of remembrance and grief for those we have lost 

If you have enjoyed my poetry, I would welcome a donation (cup of coffee?) towards my work. My PayPal ID is: Jenny_maryl@yahoo.com.

* All poems and photos copyright protected. All rights reserved. Not to be used without permission.

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Posted by on 14th Dec 2022 in Christmas

 

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Christmas joy and kindness (poem)

Christmas for all

Christmas joy and kindness

The Christmas decorations are appearing all around.
Tinsel, baubles and angles, upon Christmas trees are found.
Beneath the tree there’s space for the presents on Christmas Day,
For now they’re hidden from the children, safely tucked away.
Plans for visiting friends, times for sharing a drink or two.
Plans for visiting relatives, who is visiting who?

Christmas kindness is appearing in smiles ready to share.
A chance to show at Christmas, that for others you do care.
A chance to notice strangers, to see if they are in need,
To stop awhile, lend a hand, and do for them a kind deed.
To share with them a little of the Christmas joy you know,
Encouraging the Christmas spirit within them to grow.

Christmas is a time of celebration, a time of cheer,
To share some kindness with everyone, both far and near.
Christmas decorations brighten up the world where we live,
Christmas kindness brings happiness, a chance for us to give.
Let Christmas be a time where joy and happiness are shared,
Let Christmas be a time where everyone knows you cared.

© Jenny Maryl

To automatically receive my Blogs, enter your email and select ‘Follow Jenny Maryl Poetry.
If you would like to use one of my poems* or have a question then please Contact Me
## Request from charities and voluntary organisations are always welcomed ##

Some poems have been grouped into themes on their own pages: 
Hope and Inspiration – Encouragement and hope in those moments of searching
Inner reflection – Inner reflection of emotions and forgiveness.
Love and Joy  – The love in our hearts and the joy of living.
The Natural World – Nature and its seasons, and of rivers and raindrops.
Wildlife and Pets – The blackbird greeting the dawn, the cat sleeping on the bed.
Time alone with God – Reflections with God, regardless of what you believe.
Christian Poetry – The Gospels and their stories.
Remembrance and Grief – Poems of remembrance and grief for those we have lost 

If you have enjoyed my poetry, I would welcome a donation (cup of coffee?) towards my work. My PayPal ID is: Jenny_maryl@yahoo.com.

* All poems and photos copyright protected. All rights reserved. Not to be used without permission.

 Jenny Maryl ~ To Contact me: Contact Jenny Maryl

 
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Posted by on 27th Nov 2022 in Christmas

 

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It is Christmas Day (poem)

Christmas Day is here

It is Christmas Day

It is Christmas Day and Father Christmas has been,
Just by the bed a Christmas stocking can be seen.
Within it there are sweets, plus some toys they can play,
Such a wonderful beginning to Christmas Day.

The turkey’s in the oven, cooking nice and slow,
With lots more food prepared, it’s all ready to go.
Such a feast set before us, upon the table,
There is so much food to eat, will I be able?

In the Afternoon, more family come around,
Then, under the Christmas tree, more presents are found!
Keenly they are unwrapped, happiness is let out,
Joyfulness and laughter is floating all about.

Games are played round the table, Toys are on the floor,
A blue racing car comes whizzing through the hall door.
The teddy bears have been put to bed on the chairs
Except for one that is found sitting on the stairs.

Evening brings a calmness, time to just sit around,
After such a busy day, peacefulness is found.
The children are ready for their beds once again,
Christmas Day departs, but the memories remain.

© Jenny Maryl

To automatically receive my Blogs, select ‘Follow Jenny Maryl Poetry and enter email.
If you would like to use one of my poems* or have a question then please Contact Me
## Request from charities and voluntary organisations are always welcomed ##

Some poems have been grouped into themes on their own pages: 
Hope and Inspiration – Encouragement and hope in those moments of searching
Inner reflection – Inner reflection of emotions and forgiveness.
Love and Joy  – The love in our hearts and the joy of living.
The Natural World – Nature and its seasons, and of rivers and raindrops.
Wildlife and Pets – The blackbird greeting the dawn, the cat sleeping on the bed.
Time alone with God – Reflections with God, regardless of what you believe.
Christian Poetry – The Gospels and their stories.
Remembrance and Grief – Poems of remembrance and grief for those we have lost 

If you have enjoyed my poetry, I would welcome a donation towards my work. My PayPal ID is: Jenny_maryl@yahoo.com.

* All poems and photos copyright protected. All rights reserved. Not to be used without permission.

 Jenny Maryl ~ To Contact me: Contact Jenny Maryl

 
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Posted by on 25th Dec 2021 in Christmas, humanity, reflection

 

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The gift of giving at Christmas (poem)

There is so much you can give at Christmas

The gift of giving at Christmas

The gifts sit upon the table awaiting my attention,
With wrapping paper and red ribbon scattered everywhere.
Checking my Christmas lists, has everyone had a mention?
I am pretty certain there is no one missing off of there.
There are the ones for the family, with those I shall begin,
Then comes the one for the friends that I have met along the way.
A couple of hours later and I’m beginning to win.
Not long now until they will all be ready for Christmas Day.

At last! They are wrapped and stacked, but it isn’t over yet,
(I shall just have a short break and grab something nice to eat)
For I have a special heap that’s meant for those that we forget,
For charities to share with lonely strangers I’ll never meet
These presents are quite simple, nothing grand or overstated,
But it will give Christmas to a person who’s alone somewhere.
Christmas brings the gift of giving, a day to be celebrated,
Christmas brings the gift of letting the world know that you care.

© Jenny Maryl
(I organise a free Christmas Day meal for those on their own)

To automatically receive my Blogs, select ‘Follow Jenny Maryl Poetry and enter email.
If you would like to use one of my poems* or have a question then please Contact Me
## Request from charities and voluntary organisations are always welcomed ##

Some poems have been grouped into themes on their own pages: 
Hope and Inspiration – Encouragement and hope in those moments of searching
Inner reflection – Inner reflection of emotions and forgiveness.
Love and Joy  – The love in our hearts and the joy of living.
The Natural World – Nature and its seasons, and of rivers and raindrops.
Wildlife and Pets – The blackbird greeting the dawn, the cat sleeping on the bed.
Time alone with God – Reflections with God, regardless of what you believe.
Christian Poetry – The Gospels and their stories.
Remembrance and Grief – Poems of remembrance and grief for those we have lost 

If you have enjoyed my poetry, I would welcome a donation towards my work. My PayPal ID is: Jenny_maryl@yahoo.com.

* All poems and photos copyright protected. All rights reserved. Not to be used without permission.

 Jenny Maryl ~ To Contact me: Contact Jenny Maryl

 
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Posted by on 18th Dec 2021 in Christmas, humanity, reflection

 

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Let there be kindness at Christmas (poem)

Christmas is for caring

Let there be kindness at Christmas

Let there be kindness at Christmas, for one and all,
Let others know the dove of peace has come to call.
Let others see that with you, Christmas can be kind,
Leave spoonfuls of joyfulness for others to find.
Distribute your smiles, let them float to those around,
So when the smiles reaches them, happiness is found.

Let there be understanding at Christmas this year,
Let others know that your forgiveness is now here.
Let others see that with you, hate does not belong,
That with you, they will once more find hope and feel strong.
Open up your heart, and let them know that you care,
And that when tomorrow comes, you will still be there.

© Jenny Maryl

To automatically receive my Blogs, select ‘Follow Jenny Maryl Poetry and enter email.
If you would like to use one of my poems* or have a question then please Contact Me
## Request from charities and voluntary organisations are always welcomed ##

Some poems have been grouped into themes on their own pages: 
Hope and Inspiration – Encouragement and hope in those moments of searching
Inner reflection – Inner reflection of emotions and forgiveness.
Love and Joy  – The love in our hearts and the joy of living.
The Natural World – Nature and its seasons, and of rivers and raindrops.
Wildlife and Pets – The blackbird greeting the dawn, the cat sleeping on the bed.
Time alone with God – Reflections with God, regardless of what you believe.
Christian Poetry – The Gospels and their stories.
Remembrance and Grief – Poems of remembrance and grief for those we have lost 

If you have enjoyed my poetry, I would welcome a donation towards my work. My PayPal ID is: Jenny_maryl@yahoo.com.

* All poems and photos copyright protected. All rights reserved. Not to be used without permission.

 Jenny Maryl ~ To Contact me: Contact Jenny Maryl

 
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Posted by on 4th Dec 2021 in Christmas

 

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Christmas time togetherness (poem)


Sharing Christmas in the heart.

Christmas time togetherness

Let Christmas time be one of happiness,
Even if together we cannot be.
Let Christmas fill us with joyfulness,
The sharing of love, between you and me.

This Christmas time we may be far apart,
And I cannot hug you like I usually do.
But we are close together in my heart,
Where I am wrapping my love around you.

© Jenny Maryl

To automatically receive my Blogs, select ‘Follow Jenny Maryl Poetry and enter email.
If you would like to use one of my poems* 
or have a question then please Contact Me
## Request from charities and voluntary organisations are always welcomed ##

Some poems have been grouped into themes on their own pages: 
Hope and Inspiration – Encouragement and hope in those moments of searching
Inner reflection – Inner reflection of emotions and forgiveness.
Love and Joy  – The love in our hearts and the joy of living.
The Natural World – Nature and its seasons, and of rivers and raindrops.
Wildlife and Pets – The blackbird greeting the dawn, the cat sleeping on the bed.
Time alone with God – Reflections with God, regardless of what you believe.
Christian Poetry – The Gospels and their stories.
Remembrance and Grief – Poems of remembrance for those we have lost and the grief felt.

If you have enjoyed my poetry, I would welcome a donation towards my work. My PayPal ID is: Jenny_maryl@yahoo.com.

* All poems and photos copyright protected. All rights reserved. Not to be used without permission.


 Jenny Maryl ~ To Contact me: Contact Jenny Maryl


 
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Posted by on 25th Dec 2020 in Christmas, happiness, reflection

 

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Christmas Day memories (poem)


Christmas is in the heart.

Christmas Day memories

I can remember Christmas’s of family happiness,
Of sitting around the table, full of anticipation.
Sharing our Christmas meal in the company of joyfulness,
Surrounded by love, laughter, and Christmas celebration.

I can remember sharing the presents in the afternoon,
With the wrapping paper left scattered across the floor.
Of the children playing tennis with an orange balloon,
Watching it bounce off the walls, before floating out the door.

I can remember the puppy wanting to join in the play,
When the children were in the hall, trying to have a race.
So out into the garden, we sent them on that chilly day,
To run around, throwing a ball for the puppy to chase.

Maybe this year, around the Christmas table we cannot meet,
And our festive celebrations must be done far apart.
But I will feel you all beside me, when I sit down to eat,
For on this Christmas Day, we are all together in my heart.

© Jenny Maryl

To automatically receive my Blogs, select ‘Follow Jenny Maryl Poetry and enter email.
If you would like to use one of my poems* 
or have a question then please Contact Me
## Request from charities and voluntary organisations are always welcomed ##

Some poems have been grouped into themes on their own pages: 
Hope and Inspiration – Encouragement and hope in those moments of searching
Inner reflection – Inner reflection of emotions and forgiveness.
Love and Joy  – The love in our hearts and the joy of living.
The Natural World – Nature and its seasons, and of rivers and raindrops.
Wildlife and Pets – The blackbird greeting the dawn, the cat sleeping on the bed.
Time alone with God – Reflections with God, regardless of what you believe.
Christian Poetry – The Gospels and their stories.
Remembrance and Grief – Poems of remembrance for those we have lost and the grief felt.

If you have enjoyed my poetry, I would welcome a donation towards my work. My PayPal ID is: Jenny_maryl@yahoo.com.

* All poems and photos copyright protected. All rights reserved. Not to be used without permission.


 Jenny Maryl ~ To Contact me: Contact Jenny Maryl


 
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Posted by on 19th Dec 2020 in Christmas, happiness, reflection

 

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The Manger (Christmas poem)


The Christmas story of that first night


The Manger

The manger has been cleaned and prepared,
With all the straw the animals need,
Placed into the stable to be shared,
Between the animals, for their feed.

To the stable, with its manger ready,
Come two seeking for a place they can stay.
Joseph, a carpenter from Galilee,
Mary, who has a baby on the way.

Then during the night, Mary gives birth,
So, from the manger, a crib is made.
The son of God has come to the Earth,
And into the manger, he is laid.

Mary gently lays down his sweet head,
Our Lord sleeping peacefully within.
From such a humble and lowly bed,
Does the story of our Lord begin.

© Jenny Maryl

To automatically receive my Blogs, select ‘Follow Jenny Maryl Poetry and enter email.
If you would like to use one of my poems* 
or have a question then please Contact Me
## Request from charities and voluntary organisations are always welcomed ##

Some poems have been grouped into themes on their own pages: 
Hope and Inspiration – Encouragement and hope in those moments of searching
Inner reflection – Inner reflection of emotions and forgiveness.
Love and Joy  – The love in our hearts and the joy of living.
The Natural World – Nature and its seasons, and of rivers and raindrops.
Wildlife and Pets – The blackbird greeting the dawn, the cat sleeping on the bed.
Time alone with God – Reflections with God, regardless of what you believe.
Christian Poetry – The Gospels and their stories.
Remembrance and Grief – Poems of remembrance for those we have lost and the grief felt.

If you have enjoyed my poetry, I would welcome a donation towards my work. My PayPal ID is: Jenny_maryl@yahoo.com.

* All poems copyright protected. All rights reserved. Not to be used without permission.


 Jenny Maryl ~ To Contact me: Contact Jenny Maryl


 
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Posted by on 25th Dec 2019 in Christianity, Christmas, spiritual

 

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Christmas, A time of forgiveness (poem)


Let Christmas bring healing and peace


Christmas, a time of forgiveness

A time of forgiveness, a time of goodwill,
A time to forget anger and let the wounds heal.
A time for the hope that came with His birth,
A time to reflect upon His work on this earth.

A time to remember those who cannot be here,
To raise up a glass and remember them with cheer.
Of the joy that you shared with them a long time ago,
For although they are gone, their love you still know.

A time of celebration with others around,
To make new friends of any strangers you have found,
To give to those who are less fortunate than you,
To help them find happiness, their hope to renew.

This time of the year should always bring peace,
As we look for the star that rose in the East.
As we remember the goodness that came from above,
And pray that to others, we can share some of His love.

© Jenny Maryl

To automatically receive my Blogs, select ‘Follow Jenny Maryl Poetry and enter email.
If you would like to use one of my poems* 
or have a question then please Contact Me
## Request from charities and voluntary organisations are always welcomed ##

Some poems have been grouped into themes on their own pages: 
Hope and Inspiration – Encouragement and hope in those moments of searching
Inner reflection – Inner reflection of emotions and forgiveness.
Love and Joy  – The love in our hearts and the joy of living.
The Natural World – Nature and its seasons, and of rivers and raindrops.
Wildlife and Pets – The blackbird greeting the dawn, the cat sleeping on the bed.
Time alone with God – Reflections with God, regardless of what you believe.
Christian Poetry – The Gospels and their stories.
Remembrance and Grief – Poems of remembrance for those we have lost and the grief felt.

If you have enjoyed my poetry, I would welcome a donation towards my work. My PayPal ID is: Jenny_maryl@yahoo.com.

* All poems copyright protected. All rights reserved. Not to be used without permission.


 Jenny Maryl ~ To Contact me: Contact Jenny Maryl


 

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