Poem: “Christmas Gold”


If I had a big house,
As a rule-of-thumb,
At Christmas I’d have loved-ones
And others, if they’d come.

If I had a big, house,
A cupboard, warm and round,
Would feed my Christmas guests
The staff of life, here, found.

If I had a big, house,
All men I would let in,
At Christmas shed their burdens,
Learn losses can be wins.

If I had a big, house,
All Christmas, linens, laced,
And men who came to visit
Would yield a certain grace.

But, I don’t need a big house,
I’m in the biggest home,
Where hindered senses are enhanced
By way of Christmas-Rome.

For Christmas-Rome’s eternal,
Shall not be bought or sold,
And yule-logs in perpetuum
Glow red fore Christmas-gold!!

Hilary Flanery

Hilary McRee Flanery studied Theatre Arts in college at Webster University in St. Louis Missouri, USA. She has been in numerous theatre productions over the last 20 years but her real claims to fame have been "Opening Nights" in leading roles on delivery tables throughout the US Midwest where she has performed and produced ten children.

"Raising a large family and writing means that I set up strict priorities. I start each day with a prayer that has been in my family since God was a boy - 'Come Holy Ghost...give me the faith of your Saints, the courage of your martyrs, and the money and success of your athiests.'"

Hilary and her husband, Randy, have been hapily married for 30 years and are certifiably insane. They know this to be a fact since Randy is a Clinical Psychologist.

The Flanerys reside in St. Louis, Missouri with their 10 children, termites and a large bottle of wine. She blogs at www.hilaryflanery.blogspot.com.