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As darkness falls


One is six, the other three years old.

It’s been a busy day and they are tired,

but not tired enough to give in.

Now, there is a feeling of renewed energy

as they realise it’s growing dark.

There is a moon

and a few stars have appeared.

Christmas lights are beginning to twinkle.

It is not Christmas yet.

Not for weeks.

It’s only the garden centre

in advertising mode

dressing itself up

showing off its new seasonal wares.

The two boys

don’t care.

For them,


in the dark,

watching the lights,

Christmas has begun.

Author: Pat

Writing because I have to, blogging because I like it. Making felt is the day job, but that doesn't stop me writing inside my head! No full length novel published - YET, but several stories for magazines. Wannabe a published author, stylishly minimalist and thin.

7 thoughts on “As darkness falls

  1. HI, Pat. I thoroughly enjoyed your poem,”As darkness falls.” I reminds me of the delightful innocence of the days gone by when my own daughers were young. Thanks for sharing! Bette

    On Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 3:03 PM, 20 Lines A Day

    • That’s a pleasure. They were a delight to take out although by the time I dropped them off back home, I was dropping too!

  2. awesome job …Pat wow loving it….Tim

  3. Really well written. I have children similarly aged … these retailers make it so hard to keep their minds off Christmas. Hehe

    Thanks for sharing.

    • Yes and I have a thing about Christmas being in December. When I picked the bigger one up from school, he was so excited and by the time I took them home, I was quite exhausted. Thank you for your kind comment. Glad you liked it.

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