Our Own Christmas

Posted: December 6, 2012 in Christmas, poetry

We had our own white Christmas

when the hazy fog descended on a dusty dawn

when the sky shone colorless before the sun could rise

and the tall trees shrouded themselves in pallid clouds

We had the air of Christmas

when the mist hid the houses from our view

when the cold dry air hugged our ashen faces

and paused, in transit to crack our rosy lips

We had our own nice Christmas

when greeting cards hung from curtain drapes

when hampers arrived laden with delicious delicacies

and pots cooked chicken instead of beef

We had our feel of Christmas

when the hawkers peddled bright stringy decorations

when the streets rang with yuletide music

and plastic trees shone with twinkling lights

So when children sing of snow and cold and frost

of silent nights and holy lights

Then I remember

that though we watched the King’s College Boys choir

and hurried to see Santa in his grotto,

we had our African Christmas

and what a Christmas it was.


  1. […] ← Our Own Christmas […]

  2. Uzoma says:

    This is absolutely brilliant! The alliterations were top notch and worthy of praise. You’ve defined Our Own Christmas in a way I won’t be able to do through poetry. Please, can I reblog this post of yours?

  3. Neo says:

    Lovely! I could almost taste the dusty hamarttan as I read this.

  4. Afolabi says:

    Great work.I know you have a God given gift.Kindly consult specialists on copyright issues cos you may need to put these compilation in a book someday.God bless.

  5. Uzoma says:

    Reblogged this on 85 Degrees and commented:
    Funmilola’s poem really heralds our own Christmas. Gawd, I’ll miss my white clothes.

  6. Beautiful and well written. I felt as if I was there.

  7. I absolutely love this!

  8. adetokunbohr says:

    I’d love to write something as good as this someday. . .I love this blog already.

  9. orbphotog says:

    Something new catches my eye each time I read this poems. Thank you for sharing.

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