Christmas is Near, Winter is Here

July 15, 2010
By ellepineapple BRONZE, San Francisco, California
ellepineapple BRONZE, San Francisco, California
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Favorite Quote:
"The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you can not do"

The happiness I feel today
How happy I am I cannot say
For now I know that Christmas is near
When the Christmas songs begin to play

So now I know that winter is here
Although my mother must think it queer
She has not yet seen Santa's sleigh
She has not yet seen Santa's reindeer

The author's comments:
A week before Thanksgiving, my mom was driving to my school. We were caught in a bad traffic jam, so she decided to turn on the radio. It was exactly 8:00. The announcer said these words, "Today is the first day Christmas music will be playing. Happy holidays! And our first song of the day is "White Christmas"
My mom and I were both happy because they were Christmas songs that were playing. My mom said something about it being too early for Christmas music because it wasn’t even Thanksgiving yet, but I wasn’t listening. That day, I felt like writing a poem about it, but I didn't have any inspiration, so I looked at my old "Poem of the Day" assignment from school and found a poem called "Stopping by Woods On a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost. I wrote my poem sort of in that form, had the same rhyming pattern, and some similar lines.

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