It's coming up to that time of year
all that fuss and Christmas cheer
When everyone on the planet goes to shop
usually at the same time - oh it's all non stop
We stock pile all the Christmas food
if you need to go to Tesco's then you're totally screwed
Anyone would think it was the end of the world
packets of sprouts just waiting to be hurled
People will flock to a Christmas market
the ground so soggy for a car - you'll never park it
Good though for a bargain or maybe more
drinking mulled wine like never before
I buy my pressies online
it's a revolution and totally sublime
No hassle or all that retail fuss
save on petrol, parking and the bus
All I've got to think about now is when to trim the tree
I'll debate it over a cup of tea
This weekend or next I don't suppose it will matter
as long as the kids are with me to laugh and have a natter
I'm excited for the advent calendar to start
I'm not missing out on this crucial part
A chocolate to be eaten everyday
Someone needs a medal for that invention I say
However you spend your time make it fun
watch movies, sing carols, wrap pressies and you've won
Send Seasons Greetings and have no fear
that you all have a
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
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Take care for now.
I bet you didn't know he had a name did you? Next time you bite his head off in Costa Coffee just bear in mind he has a name, probably a family and kids.........naaaaaaa he's only a biscuit Sue from the Brew.
So I wrote a poem about him.......
He goes in your coffee to make it look cool
tasty and snappy he's nobody's fool
Bathing in lashings of aerosol cream
Surely that hot milk will make him scream
Through the steam he will appear a bit foggy
and his bum will become increasingly soggy
He is crunchy no more
as the coffee finally reaches his jaw
But who is it I hear you say?
Is it possible to get to meet him today?
The good news is it's a very big yes
have you given in or do you still want to guess?
It's Charlie the mini Gingerbread Man
available at Costa if you're a very big fan
A silky, milky, gingery mix
get it larger for a true caffeine fix
Charlie must feel that he's in a jacuzzi
unfortunately though he's not for our Suzy
She, is forced to give him the boot
as the gluten inside him, I'm afraid it don't suit
So what is the fate for this sweet little man?
after he's pleased you all that he can
It truly and honestly doesn't look bright
eaten all up, goodnight Charlie goodnight!
Aww bless him, don't that put you off drinking this latte, I've noticed that throughout his ordeal he never stops smiling so he must get satisfaction from knowing you are enjoying the treat. That's the way I'm looking at it anyway.
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Chocolate has been my downfall this week
I think it's because the weather's been so bleak
It's comfort food ya know
makes my insides all a glow
You can eat it all alone or eat it with a mate
drink it really hot, early on or very late
You can eat it for a meal or snack it on the go
Hide from those at Slimming World though for syns you'll have to show
I could tap and wrap a Chocolate Orange and eat Minstrels by the ton
challenge a Curly Wurly, a chewathon is always fun
Eat a Flake and watch it crumble
only to end up in ya bra, rescuing it then looks like a fumble
Chocolate it can make you feel so right
it's not a thing that should be kept out of sight
Don't worry about being a sinner
have some for pud after that big healthy dinner
I've never been to Cadbury World, maybe I should go
I could go for a run after so the calories don't show
Run??? That's a bit drastic, am I taking the mick?
I'll churn up my chocolate and make myself sick
However you like it don't ever feel bad
it's there for our happiness not around to make us feel sad
So eat it till you've totally sunk
every little bit to the very last chunk
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I had my first anxiety attack a couple of years ago now and it involved me having a quick visit to A&E. I'm not kidding when I say it felt as if I was having a heart attack, I had no idea what anxiety felt like having not suffered before. Just lately I've had a lot for episodes and it's made me feel really awful. I don't feel as though I'm particular worried about anything, well nothing more than usual or stressed about a situation but it just comes on with no warning.
I have some tablets I can take on the onset of an attack and that usually sorts it for a while but I'm not one who likes to take medication. It was just the other day that someone asked me if I still did my walking, I would walk for an hour every day during the summer. Just recently I haven't been walking at all. It's not always easy this time of year because of the weather and dark nights but I made myself go again just for half an hour and it felt so good. All the tense feelings I had have over the past few days just disappeared. So I'm going to make an effort and try and keep up with it as the exercise is obviously helping.
My Anxiety gave me my inspiration for my verse today.......
Anxiety can be a real shocker
unless your on the end of a beta blocker
The medicine, it works for a while
but I hate that it takes away my smile
It appears for reasons unknown
can make me feel I'm so alone
My insides are gripped in the tightest vice
the experience is really not very nice
Frustration is apparent as I don't want this
I want it to go and feel some release
Approaching fifty, wait while I search for a cause
It's obvious, I'm heading for the menopause
With my sleep as fast as a wink
and my reproductive system on the blink
I'll get through this stage
oh welcome I guess to middle age
Now I may have found my solution
early days or maybe an illusion
Walking has made me feel at ease
It's exercise I need for me to please
It may work or it may not
for now though it's all I've got
Calm where once panic had bin'
This is a battle I tend to win
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It's coming isn't it? Now the clocks have gone back we are starting to see it get dark earlier. The heating is on now, slippers are out, big duvets are on our beds, electric blankets and hot bottles. We've swapped sandals for boots and t-shirts have been replaced with jumpers and sweatshirts.
It's always good to see the seasons change, it's a sign we are still living so this approach to winter gave me the inspiration for my verse today.....enjoy.
The cold dark nights are drawing in
winter is about to begin
The central heating fires up
a nice hot brew in a huge big cup
A casserole made for dinner
chicken and veg always a winner
Homemade soup is another classic meal
a nice warm bowl for our hands to feel
A frost soon to scrape from the car
icy breath you can see from afar
Boots and socks we now put on
jumpers come out and t-shirts are gone
Will we have snow?
I'm sure Mother Nature will give it a go
Just a light sprinkling if we may
perfect and in time for Christmas Day
Oh there you see I said that word
some are not ready yet some want to be heard
Yes Christmas is not far away
Santa I'm sure will be servicing his sleigh
The shops will be busy
staff at Amazon will go dizzy
It comes around so fast
so enjoy it - make it last
For soon there will be a new year
another excuse for champagne or a beer
One thing is for sure right now
Winter is almost here and Autumn ready to take it's bow
wrap up warm!!
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A Verse for Thursday....
is a chance for me to share some of my poems I have written and also my favourite poems from other writers, hope you enjoy them.