Thomas Coston

Noel In The Holler

As the sun kisses the dusk to bid a nights pleasant dream
And Winter's crystalline blanket blinks its pinkish-blue hues
A few leaves cling to a branch in reverent stubbornness
While a gust of wind whistles through its wooden chimes

I sit on my porch on this blessed night
Wondering about the magis wonderful sight
Of a star portending God's gift to mankind
A distant flame of hope for the lonely and forgotten

Across the holler on a distant hill
A cabin light flickers without concomitant cry of a whippoorwill
Silent are these nights when the cold air bites
Even more so on this holiday tide

Faint was the sound of a distant song
Of a neighbor's melodious wail
About the heralded birth of Jesus Christ
And redemption for sins for which we must prevail

As I stopped rocking in my chair
I closed my eyes and listened with care
As I wiped a couple of tears away
And thanked our Lord for this Christmas Day

Topic(s) of this poem: christmas, holidays, loneliness

Poem Submitted: Friday, December 27, 2019
Poem Edited: Friday, December 27, 2019

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Comments about Noel In The Holler by Thomas Coston

  • Shaun CronickShaun Cronick (12/27/2019 1:40:00 PM)

    A sublime and well written Christmas poem that leaves a reader spellbound. I thoroughly enjoyed this original and beautifully constructed touch of Christmas class with a hint of melancholy. A great and sublime poem on display.
    Thank you Thomas for writing and sharing this gem.10++ and added to my thought provoking favourites. Thanks again and take care man.

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    Thomas CostonThomas Coston(12/27/2019 2:52:00 PM)

    Your comments are always appreciated, Shaun. Thanks.

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  • Soran M. HSoran M. H (12/27/2019 1:25:00 PM)

    amazing piece of work...excellent 10/10

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    Thomas CostonThomas Coston(12/27/2019 2:54:00 PM)

    Thanks. It's always nice to get a comment.

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