Sunday, December 25, 2011

Poetry Picnic Week 19: Forgiveness, Gift, Holiday Songs, and Traditions

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Dear Poetic Friends and Fans:

Seasons’ Greetings!

This is Morning, yeah, I am speaking as the community consultant to you, offering my most sincere thankfulness and appreciations to all of you who have been part of our growing community.

Thank you a million for your love, friendships, tolerance, forgiveness, and outstanding support. We cannot DO without YOU, our poetry picnic and presentations won’t look inspiring without the inputs of your submissions. And you know what, our time with you online and at Jingle Poetry Community, including Jingle Poetry Community at the Gooseberry Garden is of the greatest GIFT to the growth and development of me, to our officials, and to any budding poets who try to write, share, and get encouraged. Keep those gem poetry coming our way, Smiles!

At this 19th week Poetry Picnic and last poetry party of 2011, I invite all of you to join us, share and get inspired. Today is December 25th,  it is Christmas Day, while you and your family spend time enjoying togetherness, or spreading love, please don’t hesitate taking some time get online, dig posts from your blog, or write something that have inspired you during the day and post it to share, with poetry as our core value, love, forgiveness, traditions, and holiday music as our theme this particular week, I'm sure you can find pleasure by extending your talent to your peers via this community poetry saga, let’s sing happy holiday songs  together, and march toward the year of 2012 as a united team…

Again, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Looking Forward to reading you and seeing you be part of our party in the next few days…

Sincerely yours

A poor man’s rich Christmas by Bradley A. Peraino

Money’s kind of tight this year but, I have this to say;
there is no better Christmas gift than to be with you today.

There are no Christmas trees or lights that compare to what I see
when your light blue eyes and Christmas smile shine brightly back at me.

There is no need to deck the halls or make a Christmas list.
We don’t need to hang the mistletoe to share a Christmas kiss.

We don’t need a fancy dinner and a lot of company.
We don’t need to take a sleigh ride; all we need is you and me.

So, if this year isn’t picturesque; your forgiveness, I request.
Though, to me, as long as you are here, this Christmas is the best.

Morning Prayer by Steven Federle

In winter's stark dawning
in cold fog encased,
your warmth I'm discerning
though night will not fade,
for unwilling is morning
it lurks in sore limbs,
your song's arising
and I know that you'll send
to my darkest night-hour
new light to set me free
and your song I'll be singing
in the glow of the east!

Merry Christmas by WaystationOne


& play

cause fast forward happens
when you don't look

and the rewind button's
broke on this tape deck

but growing up, it was all about
the records, come Christmas,

pop & crack in Bing's voice
and on Christmas eve we'd
gather in tight in the back
room at uncles house and talk
to Santa on the hamm radio

feed the dog brussel sprouts
to clean our plate
cause that might determine
naughty or nice

& for one night just be
and be family

so tonight

& play

cause fast forward happens
when you don't look

and the rewind button's
broke, but bing he still sings,
though sometimes skips

h-h-h-Have yourself a merry
little christmas

Through the years
we all will be together
If the fates allow

And have yourself
a merry little Christmas now.

Power of Love by Victoria C. Slotto

Love is above all
energy kindling a fire
in the core of life.

Methods of Submission:

Share your work using InLinkz below, and leave a comment in case it is your first time! It would be super fantastically great if you could link back to us on your blog.

Weekly poetry collection starts on Sunday, at 2pm (CDT), and will stay open till Wednesday, 8pm (CDT), 78 hours for you to share your poetry with us..

Theme 4 Next Week!

For Week 20, we will have theme "Fairytales, My First TimeHope, and New Year’s Resolutions", Hope that you enjoy writing and polishing your writing skills under our theme. Cheers! That's Next Week!


Jingle Poetry At Olive Garden said...

Merry Christmas, Everyone.

Posted early,

feel free to share,

basically, we do theme, FREE Linking is welcome too.


Bless you.

Anonymous said...


loved you all as friends and poets that inspire,

hope to see you shine with us.

Happy Holidays.

Morning said...


will read you soon.


Merry Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Hi and thanks for this prompt!
After reading Forgiveness in the Moment, I HAD to draft something.

Hope it is worthy.

Happy holidays to you and everyone >3

Anonymous said...

merry christmas to all...loved ur poetry...thank you

The Poet said...

Happy Holidays everyone!
Thank you Morning for hosting on this special day. Nice to spend Christmas among friends.

I'm sharing a little Christmas "spice" to go along with all the lovely treats here.

Give Me Sexy, Give Me Sugar

Jeannette, said...

hello morning! a blessed christmas to you and to everyone! thanks for the invitation...

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much Morning and everyone one else at the Poetry Picnic for the amazing opportunity you have given us over the past year and to what you are sure to give us again in the New Year!

Since I'm on holiday I might not be around much to read, but I will try to get around to others over the upcoming days!

Happy New Year to each and everyone of you!

Maxwell Mead Williams Robinson Barry said...

welcome, poetic princess and princes,

Have fun sharing.

will read you tomorrow.

Daydreamertoo said...

Merry Christmas everyone

Anonymous said...

Its so good to write for you. Have a great year end and a happy New year to all. :)

Yun Yi said...

Merry Christmas everyone!

Bradley A. Peraino said...

Merry Christmas and happy New Year! I noticed That one of my poems was featured this week. I consider that an honor considering the company that I keep on this site. I pray that everyone has a safe and holy holiday.

Jingle Poetry At Olive Garden said...


enjoy yourself.

Bradley, pleasure to have you here.

Olive Tree said...

I'm happy to participate on the last Poetry Picnic for 2011! Happy Holidays to everyone at Jingle Poetry. Your work is awesome. I hope this community can continue to grow and become stronger in 2012. And I wish all poets in this community success in your creativity in 2012.

Anonymous said...

LOL...I just realize that whenever I posted a link here it will automatically put it on the Poetry Potluck's blog as well :) I hope I didn't confuse you all as I seem to be confusing myself. I posted 3, hope that's okay, and I will do my round tomorrow (it is now almost midnight at my place).

Maxwell Mead Williams Robinson Barry said...

yes, the linkz is the same,

lazy me, trying not to differentiate

entries, they remain treasure to the same community,

both blogs are the same community with slightly different schedule,

but run by the same head.

since we have more than 1000 poets coming and going, we need enough space to honor our supporters,

as you see, poems represented are different from both blogs and it is 100% necessary to do so.

It shall not hinder your participation.

thanks for coming.

Maxwell Mead Williams Robinson Barry said...

I am leaving town within a hour,
will definitely read all of you.

my son finally has scheduled his surgery for today at 11:15am,

hope all goes well.

busy with family chores today.

later at 8pm, got to pick up my hubby from airport since he has been traveling over seas in the past 11 days.

Thanks for the understanding and support.


Gayle said...

I just found your wonderful linkup for poetry and so I linked a post-Christmas song I love.
Gayle from Behind the Gate

Almas Kiran Shamim said...

hey :) happy new year pplz...:) written a poem on 'forgiving the self' for certain compromises that we make in life. based on Marilyn Monroe's life...

Maxwell Mead Williams Robinson Barry said...


Thanks for coming, you rock.

Isadora said...

Thank you for your wonderful prompts ... I am glad to be back and posting some of my art words. I hope to get to more writing again.
Merry and May the New Year bring you and everyone peace and love in their hearts.

Jingle Poetry At Olive Garden said...

welcome, all ...
it is a delight to see you charming poetry treats.


Snowflakes said...

Way to go, Morning.

Thanks for the fire,

let's dance our dance and move forward to 2012 with great aspertise and attitude.

late to the party, but defintely missed you and glad to back you up today.

be easy,

you rock.