Traditional Start

messiah

Huge hall filled with people

Anticipation and excitement

Then silence all around.

The violin plays the opening notes

People stand as one huge choir

Voices fill the air

Harmonious in unison

Remembering the king of kings

The celebration of Christ being born

Notes strengthen, confidence rises

Singing Glory to God

For unto us a child is born

Lastly, belting out Hallelujah

Raises the roof

A jubilant performance

One never seen before

Being part of a mass

Singing in harmony

The start of my Christmas celebrations.

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Poppy for a life

As I walked with the crowd

the end in sight

a river of red poppies

stretched

out before my eyes

silence deafened me

Stillness around me

I stood, looked watched

thoughts of families

from my past

fighting for king and country

gave their lives

for peace for all men

still the pain lives on

so now I join others

each with a memory

and each one with a poppy

keeps each person alive

may they never fade

and may we always remember

without those who died

we may not be here