Santa and an Old Fellow on the Christmas Eve, poetry by Nazam Riar at Spillwords.com

Santa and an Old Fellow on the Christmas Eve

Santa and an Old Fellow on the Christmas Eve

written by: Nazam Riar

 

Quay Street, Auckland, New Zealand
Three apples, two oranges
With a slice of leftover pepperoni pizza
And a bottle of strawberry milk too
His mother had sent him
To give all this to the poor old man
Sitting by the street;
On the Christmas Eve this stuff
Was meant to be his feast!
Inside her own home she had baked a Turkey
Four dozen Ginger bread cookies
A rum & raisin cake
All spread in a manner quirky
Also a bottle of champagne!
—Somewhere in Finland
After the party for the elitist was over
Santa Claus sat wondering
Who would buy him his Christmas gift?
Who would give his dampened spirit an uplift?
For which he had been waiting
Since the past 57 odd years
This eve yet again, he sat there waiting.

Nazam Riar

Nazam Riar

DOB: 21-7-1981
Personal details: I am constantly looking for music in the mundane as I believe that “the world has music for those who listen.” A self – confessed People’s person. Loves to read and write poetry and prose. A big fan of Rumi and Khalil Gibran. An avid traveler & explorer, visited around 25 countries across different continents for leisure.
Professional details: Presently, working as an Assistant Professor in Computer Science in a reputed college in Punjab, India. More than twelve years of experience in teaching including one year as a Communication Skills Expert. I also write for reputed Indian newspapers like Hindustan Times and The Tribune and have got published more than 30 middles since last year. In October of 2017, I got my first book self-published by Notion Press, Chennai - “Confessions of a Happy Woman” which were musings about life. My second book "The Quirky wallflower and the Silent Bumblebee"- a Potpourri of poetry and prose has been published by Authorpress recently.
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