Hold Tight

Hold Tight long poem

Christmas is a time
for joyful hearts and hopeful eyes,
as we reflect on times past
and look forward to surprise.

Put aside petty squabbles
and pointless vendetta’s
and ask ourselves truly,
are we really no better?

Spread out your arms
with a welcoming smile
and defy all the ones
who seek to defile.

A moment of bliss
so heartily felt,
surrender to the moment
and let your heart melt.

This may be the last time,
for though we pretend,
we really don’t know
when our journey will end.

The blink of an eye
is all it can take
for a flame to burn out
and a warm heart to break.

So grab that moment
with both of your hands,
and hold on so tight,
let you love expand.

To cover one and all
with a blanket so warm,
go out of your way
to keep them from harm.

Hold them so tight
and hold them so near,
never let go
of the ones you hold dear.

Face a future together
with no shadow of fear.
Have a Merry Christmas
and a loving new year.

Written on December 2010.
Revised on 13th December 2015

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ALL POEMS ©2015 DARREN SCANLON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. * Words and music have always played a major role in my life. A life without being able to enjoy music and express in words would be, for me, empty and cold.I have been writing since age 16, some 30+ years now but have only recently started publishing my works. Since doing so in Dec 2013, I have published 4 novels and 5 volumes of poetry, (available on Amazon.co.uk).My words are my life. If they touch you in any way, if you are able to take something from them, then my work has achieved its goal and I am a happy man.Welcome to my world. Darren.
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