Friday, 23 December 2011

Oh no, Not again!!!

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.

Candles were flickering, the light it was dim
The log fire was burning, the weather was grim
Outside it was fierce, with the snow and the ice
But inside was warm, cosy and nice.

When suddenly there came such a rattling clatter
Everyone startled … what was the matter?
Could it be reindeer on the pavements outside?
“He’s here, he’s here” the children all cried

But looking out through the cold frosted glass
T’was no sign of reindeer on pavement or grass
Yet the noise it continued it’s rat-a-tap-tapping
It wasn’t a hammer nor people clap-clapping

The mystery grew deeper, it wasn’t a car
Nor herds of horses, nor sheep going “Baah”
It was more like a woodpecker pecking a log
“Oh no, not again!!”,  it’s John on his blog.

  .... typing a sincerely, heartfelt THANK YOU to all my blog followers for the wonderful support and encouragement you've given me over the past year. You've helped me try new media and new techniques but most of all you've helped me see my own work through your eyes. My confidence has grown hugely during the last 12-months and that is largely down to you. 

Merry Christmas and a happy, peaceful and healthy New Year to you all.


  1. A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you John.

  2. Great poem! :) Looking forward to see more of your work in the next year! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, John!

  3. Lovely ending to the poem - its been a joy to follow your journey.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours, John xx

  4. Merry Christmas John,
    and the Best New Year.. ever !
    Your blog brings smiles to a lot of people, me included. It's a warm and sincere journey that you share. Thanks BJ

  5. ha ha ha ha Fabulous John!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  6. Merry Christmas Renske

    Thank you Judy, glad you liked the poem. Merry Christmas

    Pat I have just as much joy following your journey. Merry Christmas.

    Merry Christmas BJ and thank you for such a lovely comment.

    Thank you Sue and Merry Christmas to you too.

  7. most Merry Christmas to you, you mad blogger! I love your twist on "Twas the Night Before Christmas"

  8. Hee hee hee, I like his grin!
    Happy Painting and Happy New Year,

  9. Wonderful post, I was mesmerized by the tapping noise really wanting to know what is was :-)) Wish you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  10. Thank you Kathryn, Nora and Jane. Happy New Year to you all.