Francis Duggan


Christmas Day


A high of twenty five degrees that's what the forecast say
And in the afternoon a soothing breeze a perfect Christmas Day
Most people dine outdoors today enjoy their food and beer
And they make the most of Christmas Day it comes but once a year.

The Australian Christmas different than Christmas I used to know
When fields with wind blown frost were gray and hill wore cap of snow
Our Christmas dinner we eat indoors outside the cold winds blew
And in Ireland on Christmas day no outdoor barbecue.

At Ferny Creek reserve the laughter ring as the families cricket play
The bowler bowls the batsman out and gives a mock hooray
In parks and reserves throughout the Land the kin and families meet
Some play cricket others football whilst others drink and eat.

On Christmas day I go to park and do as Aussies do
The snags and steaks are sizzling on the smoky barbecue
And I sit in the shade of the gums enjoying a cooling beer
But for brief spell my thoughts might stray for I'm a migrant here.

Submitted: Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Christmas Day by Francis Duggan )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. If, Rudyard Kipling
  3. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  4. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  5. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  6. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  9. To an Athlete Dying Young, Alfred Edward Housman
  10. And Death Shall Have No Dominion, Dylan Thomas

Poem of the Day

poet Alfred Edward Housman

The time you won your town the race
We chaired you through the market-place;
Man and boy stood cheering by,
And home we brought you shoulder-high.

...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. Rain, Devin Lasker
  2. Lyrics Lifted Aloft, Saiom Shriver
  3. Who Are They?, Gbolagade Taiwo
  4. Broken Marriage, Donal Mahoney
  5. New York City, Dawson Walter Smith
  6. I will turn my eyes from you, Nero CaroZiv
  7. In Concert Tonight, Donal Mahoney
  8. January 1st,2015, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  9. In My Dreams, Kyle Schlicher
  10. One Needs The Other, Kyle Schlicher
[Hata Bildir]