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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

Generation Games Exhibition

Date:
27/04/2018 - 28/10/2018
Description:
This exhibition is a history of home computer games consoles throughout the ages

Claire Allain - Jewellery Showcase

Date:
06/10/2018 - 17/11/2018
Description:
Having recently returned to the UK after living in New Zealand for ten years, Claire has been experimenting with new techniques. She has been working with a variety of techniques and marrying metals together to create wearable sculptures or as she likes to call them wearable "Sketches", like little mini contemporary paintings

Eighteen - The Lost Generation - Exhibition

Date:
06/10/2018 - 17/11/2018
Description:
Almost half a million men enlisted in the first two months of The Great War, however recruitment soon fell dramatically and conscription was introduced in January 1916.Most single men from the ages of 18 to 41 were liable to be called up for service and by the end of war over five million British men had served.

Katharina Klug - Craft Showcase

Date:
06/10/2018 - 17/11/2018
Description:
Katharina create timeless vessels for contemporary interiors. Each piece is individually made from porcelain on the potter's wheel. Naïve, spontaneous pencil strokes, graphic simple patterns that create movement and direction.
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