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Land of My Fathers Poetry Club

Christmas

Since October all the shops in town
Have dressed up the windows in a Christmas gown
Glitter and tinsel are everywhere
On gifts displayed for you to choose with care
I gaze on the scene and wonder why
We all have this pressure to come and buy
To celebrate the birth of Jesus himself
Who entered this earth devoid of wealth
The frenzied buying is well underway
And for some of us we struggle to pay
For the gifts we feel we have to give
To keep up appearances under which we all live
Oh I don't want to be the one who spoils all the fun
Of this special day celebrated by everyone
But the commercialism has taken it's toll
And the meaning of Christmas is lost on the whole
Where is the love and sharing of the joy
When panic sets in because you can't buy that toy
That is advertised as this years thing to own
But to buy it for your child you need to take out a loan
And then after half an hour on Christmas day
The box is abandoned for the box to play
Do you all long for a time when we all just share
A day together showing how much we all care
Sharing a day with a lovely meal
With time to reflect on the feelings that are real
A family time of fun and laughter
Without the financial worries after
Would we all suffer if we didn't receive
Those useless gifts sometimes hard to believe
But I know that will never be the case
We have a Secom med to what's taken its place!

by Julie Wilson

Forthcoming Events

DOTTY - Art Exhibition

Date:
09/09/2016 - 29/10/2017
Description:
Exhibition of work by Hilda Smith - Dotty - mixed media work of scenes and still life in the style of dots.

Family of Blaenafon and Family of Miners

Date:
29/08/2017 - 28/01/2018
Description:
Two photographic exhibitions by Walter Waygood documenting the landscape, home life, society, work, religion, mining and youth in Blaenafon from the 1970s onwards.

Pontnewydd Progressive Walk

Date:
23/10/2017
Description:
A moderate intensity 5 mile walk led by a qualified walk leader starting from and returning to the Queen Inn, Upper Cwmbran.

Art & Craft Afternoon

Date:
23/10/2017
Description:
An opportunity to try new crafts and make new friends Everyone welcome.
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