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Christmas Acrostic

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Merry Christmas!

My effort at a double acrostic forced me to forego the rhyme factor, but I’ve tried to put together a Christmas message, using the first and last letters, read downwards. If we keep these things in mind, maybe we’ll help to improve someone’s life just a little bit.

And before you ask, no, it didn’t snow here, except up in the hills. This varied thrush visited the feeder a couple of years ago, but he looked so pretty on the snow, I wanted to put him in this post.

Knowing Yule is cominG,
It's time to trim the treE,
Now that I am senior, and the claN,
Depends on mE.
Need to fill the lardeR,
Extra goodie-food will be, sO,
Special in the coming dayS,
So smile and so will I.  
(Yikes! Where's the rhyme? Gone to the North Pole.)
And when it comes to Christmas nighT,
No stores will open staY,
Done with shopping, all's class A,
Good times at home remaiN.
If Christmas music fills our minD,
Vast troubles leave us alL,
In giving freely, as we dO
No need for price on luV.
Good will's enough and that is freE.

Ta-dah-dahdah-deedee.

Merry Christmas even without snow.
Ho-ho-h-h-h-h! I think I see Santa!

Y’all have a wonderful Christmas time, y’hear?

And don’t pay too much attention to what those birds say. Their jabbering is for the birds.

Author: wordsfromanneli

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50 thoughts on “Christmas Acrostic

  1. We here in Southwest Oklahoma almost never have a white Christmas. I can’t remember the last Xmas snow but it must have been more than 10 or 12 years past.
    Happy Holidays

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  2. What a beautiful collection! Merry Christmas.

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  3. Hi Lincoln, you’re looking handsome there buddy! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  4. That little thrush is a beauty! All the best for the holidays!

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  5. Beautiful shots, Anneli. Wishing you and the Captain peace and joy this holiday season. xo

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  6. Wow. That looks like a challenging poem. I can’t imagine trying to make it rhyme. And lovely photos to go along. I hope Santa comes your (and Lincoln’s) way. Stay warm and safe and enjoy the holidays. โค

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  7. Beautiful photos! Lincoln is looking very spiffy. ๐Ÿ™‚ Good wishes to you and the Captain for Christmas. ๐ŸŽ„

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  8. Thank you for your up lifting thoughts. Here in Essex the weather has been quite mild with a little rain.

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  9. Brilliant, Anneli. Putting that poem together – which works so well, by the way – took quite a bit of ingenuity and an impressive ability with words. And the images of the birds (and you, Lincoln) are wonderful. I’m a bird enthusiast from many years back and I’d love to know what they are. Anyway, despite the weird times we’re all living in, have a really good Christmas.

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  10. Your poem is a piece of art and so are the pictures of your friends. Have a happy Christmas and stay healthy and warm. All the best to everyone!

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  11. Wow. That blue bird is striking. What kind? Bluebird?

    Thank you for the nice poem, the message, and the holiday greetings.

    Merry Christmas to you and the captain. Sending kindness and warm wishes your way.

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  12. That was amazing. How long did that take you???

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    • Haha. That’s a trick question. It took me my whole life to get to the point of being able to do the poem in about 20 minutes. It was a bit disappointing when I realized I couldn’t make “so” rhyme with “I” no matter what I did. At that point I had to accept that it was more like free verse than like a jaunty little ditty. The main thing is that the message got across. Thanks for struggling through it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  13. My goodness! The birds are gorgeous, thanks to your photography. And, the poem is wonderful. Thank you, Anneli.

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    • I’m so glad you liked them, Jennie. I love to see them when they come to visit our yard, and sometimes they hold still long enough for me to snap a picture. Have a wonderful Christmas, Jennie. You deserve a peaceful break after such a stressful job. I was just saying to the Captain that I love January when the kids come back to school ready to take on new challenges and to work hard, all the anxieties of the holidays behind them. It’s a time of wonderfully channeled productivity and calm. All the best to you and your family.

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      • I do love birds! Thank you for your kind words and good wishes. Did I tell you our school is moving back into our newly renovated building? Weโ€™ve been at a temporary (but good) location for eighteen months, and the move is happening as we speak. Three days, and my body is sore, but is is good to get โ€˜back homeโ€™. So, Christmas break will be busy getting the new classroom ready. Very exciting!

        Have a wonderful Christmas, Anneli. Give the birds extra treats.

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        • That’s wonderful about the renovations and a new start in the new year. Very exciting and motivating for getting back to work. So happy for you! I bet Gloria is really excited about the move! I’ll be watching to see how it goes in the next term when you blog about it. Meanwhile don’t overdo it with the moving. You want to relax a bit over the holidays too. have a great Christmas, Jennie. All the best next year,

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          • Thanks for your kind words and good wishes, Anneli. It is exciting. Iโ€™m so sore! Yes, Gloria is excited (and a little nervous). I will keep you posted on how things go. Merry Christmas to you!

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  14. We are utterly impressed with your poem, well done, Anneli! Love the cheerful birds – no; we don’t have snow either …

    Happy Holidays to you and yours!
    The Fab Four of Cley

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  15. Lovely message and your bird images are stunning! We don’t have birds like them here. Merry Christmas and sending you all the best wishes from Tasmania!
    Thank you so much for visiting my blog and encouraging me, you have made the most comments on it this year and I really appreciate it ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • Well, (bashful smile) I do talk a lotโ€ฆ. Itโ€™s been my pleasure to visit your blog and see how things are different and sometimes how they are the same in our two countries. I appreciate your visits to my blog as well. Have a wonderful Christmas and a great new year.

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      • Thanks, while I donโ€™t have heaps of spare time to spend online as I rather enjoy living an active and varied life, do try to pay particular attention to those that take the time to comment on my blog when I get the chance ๐Ÿ™‚ I just finished work and am just beginning to enjoy the Christmas spirits – a Scottish Christmas spirit from the Isle of Islay and itโ€™s very nice indeed! Cheers ๐Ÿ˜€

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  16. Anneli, your talent and creativity is so refreshing. Happy holidays to you and all your loved ones. โค

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  17. I enjoyed your poetic craft. Experiencing a White Christmas in central Ohio for the time in several years.

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    • I have to admit I struggled with this one a bit, but it was fun to try it. Thanks for reading it. So your snow would have come just in time for Christmas holidays. I hope you enjoy it and that it goes away when you’re tired of it and spring comes quickly.

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  18. What a lot of work. Those things are so hard to write. You did a great job. And the personalities in the photos are wonderful.

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  19. Hope you had a lovely Christmas – what glorious photos! Varied thrushes are so pretty. And I enjoyed the acrostic poem ๐Ÿ™‚

    It’s thinking about snowing here but hasn’t quite got round to it yet. Might do tonight.

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