Tuesday, December 27, 2016

A Christmas Scene--By Gerald McBreen--United States

A Christmas Scene

A lone star twinkles way up high
and the little city seems to sigh.

Softly swirling Christmas snow
covers the darkened streets below.

Roof tops crowned in cotton lumps
almost concealing their chimney stumps.

People bundled against a chill
make their way home on Evergreen Hill.

Windows full of colored lights
catch the eye to their delight

The city shimmers in a silver glow
all prepared for a Christmas show.

Gerald McBreen is the Coordinator for the Striped Water Poets of Auburn, WA. They host an "open mic" every first Monday of the month. He is Poet Laureate of Pacific, WA. (2009-2015) His most recent award - winning the online Cover Letter Contest for July, 2014 - River Styx. He loves to see members of the Striped Water Poets advance and get published. 


  1. Dear Gerald,
    An artist could paint this one on canvas!
    Beautifully done.

  2. A delightful scene where form and story
    are perfectly matched. You title crowns it.
    Best, Suzanne

  3. Hi, Gerald,

    I think this poem show a lot of talent by its easy, lovely movement. Thanks,