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As Christmas Day Approaches

written by: hedgehog


I look out over this land of Wales
Days are cold, but, stars shine bright
Twelve long days 'til Christmas Day
As the day's journey on to Christmas
The bells peal out a melodious chime
It's a time to give your heart to everyone
From neighbours, friends and family
Most of all to you my fellow man
To each and every one who are
Not my brother or my sister
I send my love, my unconditional love
To each man, woman or child
You are forever in my thoughts

From here in God's own wonderful Wales
As the days hurry by 'til Christmas
We are all one family on this world
As you make your way through life
With every stride it's here that you belong
No matter how hard the hurdle
Through tough and testing times
Wrap your arms around your soul
And know that you will be alright
So all my brothers and sisters as
Christmas day dawns clear and bright
With peace and calm in embers glow
Walk this world hand in hand with me
With kindness and love in your heart
To let your future hold new depths untold



I'm a retired Civil Servant, I worked for the Ministry of Defence retiring at the age of fifty. I am now seventy years of age and was encouraged by my good friend Annie Mulholland in February 2016 to write short stories and poetry as she thought I was well capable of writing both. I started writing in earnest in June of 2016. I have joined a writing group "Tenovus write with us".

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