On the Third Day of Christmas

On the third day of Christmas, surprise- I have another poem. If you think it’s odd don’t, just look at the original here:

The first two posts from the 12 days of Christmas poems

Today I didn’t really know what to write about. Actually as I type this I still don’t have today’s poem written, but I will- obviously, or this post is pretty pointless.

I finished the above paragraph, then watched a Christmas movie and went to bed. It’s now December 15th (10 days till Christmas) and I’m just finishing the yesterday’s poem. Let me preface this poem by saying I started rhyming and I just kept going with it. When I try to do a rhyming poem I lose some of the flow to my words, so I apologize for that, but I do think the first lines turned out well. Like I said when I started this, I’m doing this to help my poetry writing skills and to get brave enough to share my poems, NOT because I think they are exceptionally good. With all that said, here is my third day of Christmas poem.

A Jolly Elf

Tis the season to be jolly.

But sometimes I feel melancholy.

I try to fight it, but then remind myself-

I don’t always have to be a happy elf.

Sometimes expectations will not meet

With reality, and my disappointment takes a seat.

The key is to tell it, it cannot stay

And to look for the joy in the day.

The best way to search for joy

Is to count everything, like a kid with a toy.

You’ll suddenly have no room

For that disappointment to bloom.

The disappointment will disappear

And the joy will stay near.

Sometimes that’s the best joy of all,

Where it flows all over like a waterfall.

Published by AbiBlack

Author of Children's book series, Adelyn's Amazing Adventures.

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