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What I Love About Docklands - February 2018

05 Feb 2018

Yarra’s Edge Christmas

By Lori Fellows

This year I am the Christmas Grinch

The commercialism makes me flinch

No decorations adorn my home

No fake tree nor snow dome.

No Christmas cake no candy canes

No candles, tinsel or paper chains.

 

I do enjoy some Christmas cheer

Spending time with those so dear

While we pop corks of champagne bottles

Rowers pass by at full throttle

Joggers and old folk on their bikes

A few pass by on motored trikes.

Pampered pooches out for walkies

Old guys in shorts looking dorky.

 

The night wears on the voices shrill

“A tattoo?” “No Gran, just take your pills”

What do they find to talk about

To make you hear they have to SHOUT!

Dressed up in their very best

Everything so neatly pressed.

Old girls showing too much skin!

“Don’t ‘hang ‘em out, please keep ‘em in”!

 

Next morning at the coffee shop

Headaches to quell, gossip to swap

A friendly place where locals meet

Often someone new to greet

Eight tall towers near the river

Magnificent views our homes deliver

A changing view every day

Over the river and across the bay.

 

We love to walk beside the river

Surfacing fish leave a quiver

Swans, ducks and even shags

Yachts displaying ensign flags

I do enjoy the Christmas drinks

Kissing cheeks “muah”, our glasses clink.

 

No cooking or cleaning for me this year

Someone else can cook and clear

No fence to paint, no lawn to mow

Just one choice, where will we go?

Although I protest about the season

I do enjoy with good reason

To see my grandies open gifts

Fills my spirit, it really lifts.

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