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  Silent Knight - a sad Christmas poem by Australian poet Graeme King - funny poems, sad poems, serious poems and romantic poems. Poems for children, nature poems and environment poems, flash poetry, fantasy poems, funny limericks and more ©kingpoetry2008.
 

SILENT KNIGHT


 

I looked beneath the tree, but there was nothing,

the tinsel drooped and languished on the floor;

the turkey dinner poisoned by its stuffing,

no mistletoe hung hopes above my door.

 

My last year's cards stood drunken at an angle,

the red and green balloons had lost some air,

no flashing lights - they lay in hopeless tangle,

the angel from my tree had fallen there.

 

I raised my glass of alcoholic sorrow,

and toasted to the empty, silent room,

then closed my eyes and wished it was tomorrow,

so I could pack away this Christmas gloom.

Original pictures by Graeme King ©Kingpoetry2008  BACK to TOP

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