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Christmas Memories

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I still see the lights of our Christmas tree in my families home
Santa clause the movie on that old telly we used to own.

The crunch of snow beneath my welly boots in our garden
Making a snowman before the snow hardened into ice.

Christmas songs on repeat in our metro car
Staring at the stars in shop windows in the high street.

Trying to avoid the slush and sleet
Making a list of what I wanted Santa and his reindeer to bring
Mince pies chocolates and sweets

Christmas cake Yule log and treats
Christmas carols and Scrooge
Presents in a huge sack at the end of my bed
Not wanting to go to bed because I was so excited.

Christmas Day round at my Nan’s
Turkey, pigs in blankets, roast potatoes eating with family
Having a laugh at classic comedies on TV.

Being in the nativity play at school as a lamb
Giving Christmas cards out at school.

But more than that I remember the feeling Christmas gave
That life is rich and good memories need to be saved.

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About the author

Dan Hooks

Hi there my name is Dan Hooks and I am a poet.

My poetry has many diverse themes from madness to the mundane, from fantasy and fable to philosophical and the darkness of reality (whatever that is).

I have been writing since I was 18 and have inspired other artists such as Benjamin Heine who created an piece of art work called”filled with fire” from my poem called “Freedom”. That poem was inspired from a quote from Nelson Mandela saying “we are free to be free”. Writing I find is a collaborative process.

I have also written other poems which have been used in language courses in America, Canada and Australia. One of which is called “poem on identity” and the other one is “Antithesis”.

I have a soundcloud account in which I post poems to music and my spoken word pieces. I find spreading my work on various social media platforms really useful for presenting my work.

I am also fond of travelling and have climbed Mount Fuji in Japan visited Finland skied in both USA in keystone Colorado and Whistler in Canada. I find perspective can be found in travelling to other countries and it also helps you appreciate other cultures as well your own.