Taking five

#FFFC #Christmas #Gingerbread

Taking five

He escaped the initial onslaught of christmas day

Hiding in plain sight whilst watching the fondant animals

get chomped by all and sundry

now lying in marshmallow luxury

in his grand gingerbread palace

his life clock – short, much like himself

but he’ll enjoy his time till the hot chocolate gets brewed.

Box

#Socs #Box

So,

as you raided the tree

navigating all the pressies to get to your own, did you

take care to check the big red box

at the side of the tree ?

Pleasant surprise

resides inside for you

even the family dog wants you to

see what’s inside

except – though its from santa – theres

no name on the tag….

though theres a pressie everyone will enjoy.

Stollen

Stollen : created from Stock Art in Painnt,

Something seasonal served

traditionally in the festive time

of the twelve days of christmas

like mince pies – they’re filled with fruit, but

like christmas cake – there’s a layer of marzipan in

every icing sugared slice

naughty or nice ? a treat after the christmas dinner

Red Orange

#CYW #RedOrange

Autumn Leaves Cutout, Created by Inky

I’d call it the colour of autumn

a sign from the leaves on the trees

that winter is on its way

the mercury is retreating ,

and something a little colder is replacing

the warm colours

its pleasing to the eye

for it is the last we’ll see of the deciduous leaves

till spring

Reflection

#fffc

Girl : Image from Google Images

The Christmas tree lights twinkled

as the girl stared under the tree

bright shiny gifts propped around the base

like supporting stones

expectations fulfilled ? perhaps – but

there was always something that

santa didn’t deliver – leaving an air of disappointment

Christmas day

waiting was a bit of a chore

As rooms were decorated

And brightly coloured trees

Waited

For Christmas presents to be placed

At their feet

Church bells rang out

For the saviours birthday

While a host of beasts

Were prepared for a festive feast

Sweet treats

Hanging from the tree

Sweet as the pudding

Served after tea

The Lancashire Elf

The Lancashire Elf

A Christmas Tale for readers of the Inkwell

Happy Christmas Everybody! Inky.

An Elf

Up there in Lapland,
where its Christmas all day
a strange kind of elf,
has decided to play

Santa’s perplexed, as he’s really quite tall
but the other elves round him are having a ball!
When reaching up high, they call for his aid,
and putting toys on high shelves, he’s made the grade

He’s good for woodturning and chopping down wood
and making new toys ? He’s really quite good.
foreman found him in th’forest – and he said he’s for hire
– he comes from a forest – called “Lanky – Shire”

The other elves love him, they think that he’s grand
as their big pal “lanky” gives everyone a hand
and its not just toymaking skills that he’s got
he’s cooking up dinner – he calls it “Hotpot”

And come Christmas eve when the elves they do pack,
“lanky” is there to fill Santa Claus’s sack
This great big elf, makes every kid smile
as he helps dear old Santa go the extra mile