Switch to mobile version

Christmas Alone

Marahau 3 040

I set out two days before Christmas

To beach-walk the holidays through,

Bunking with twenty-three strangers

Who relished to be alone too.


Happy with nature’s fine company,

No need for the trappings of home,

We twenty-four souls would be grateful —

Together by being on our own.


Well, nothing is quite as expected:

Twenty-three souls having fun

Belonged each to couples and families;

I, the sole party of one.


I left on the day before Christmas

Not onward, but back to the start

To friends, Swiss and English and German

Prior with whom I did part.


A Christmas Day dinner of pasta

Instead of dried fruit on its own,

And a table of young solo travelers

Who thought they’d spend Christmas alone.


Merry Christmas, wherever you are, whoever you’re with.  — D.


Char (PSI Tutor:Mentor) December 25, 2009 at 3:36 am

cool poem~

I’m on my own too this Christmas, but that is not unusual for me. My elves and angels all have four paws~

Merry Christmas
.-= Char (PSI Tutor:Mentor)´s last blog ..What are the Research Findings on Projective Tests? =-.

David December 25, 2009 at 3:06 pm

Friends need not be human :)

Merry Christmas Char!

Matthew Michael December 25, 2009 at 6:57 am

Hahah, love the poem =), for New Years I request a haiku! =p

The only reason why Santa Clause is so darn jolly is cause he knows where all the naughty girls live…that elf loving perv!

Merry Christmas To You Too! =D
.-= Matthew Michael´s last blog ..Reflected Puddles Of Thought Our Fragile Hearts Must Be =-.

David December 25, 2009 at 3:07 pm

Once I get started on Haiku I can’t stop, so I think I might prefer not to open that can of worms at all. Maybe after some wine…

Lisis December 25, 2009 at 10:12 am

Merry Christmas, David! If it makes you feel any better… WE MISS YOU!!!

.-= Lisis´s last blog ..All I Want For Christmas Is… =-.

David December 25, 2009 at 3:09 pm

I miss you too Lis! Feliz Navidad!

I’ll remain nomadic for another two months or so, then I hope to make a smashing return to our blogging ‘hood.

Alex December 25, 2009 at 3:14 pm

Merry Christmas!

David December 25, 2009 at 11:38 pm

Merry Christmas Alex

Tina December 26, 2009 at 3:39 pm

Merry Christmas David! I hope you had an enjoyable day:)

David December 27, 2009 at 8:44 pm

I did. I cut my five-day walk short by three days and spent those days enjoying the company of my new friends. It was perfect. Hope your Christmas was great too Tina.
.-= David´s last blog ..Christmas Alone =-.

Kim Lianne December 27, 2009 at 6:56 pm

Hi again David :)
So nice to hear your voice on boxing day! I am glad that you made merry in the far away places and are enjoying your new comrades.
I knew there was a poet in you yet–from one to another, I am impressed with your prose. We also really enjoyed viewing your latest photos and tales.
All the best and I hope you enjoy ringing in 2010 wherever you are and whoever you’re with…

David December 27, 2009 at 8:47 pm

So good to talk to you too. Like I said, I was even missing fruitcake somehow (fruitcake!) and to talk to someone back in a busy Christmasy household back in snowy Canada really made me feel a little more at home. Enjoy your New Year too. This last year was a pretty good one wasn’t it :)
.-= David´s last blog ..Christmas Alone =-.

Nea | Self Improvement Saga December 31, 2009 at 2:04 am

My Christmas alone was relaxing and peaceful. I definitely made the best of it. And now…. Happy New Year to you.
.-= Nea | Self Improvement Saga´s last blog ..The Tranquility of Aloneness Without Loneliness =-.

Katja Tremp March 25, 2013 at 1:50 pm

David, I know, it’s ages ago….however, it was great spending Christmas with you!! And as I told you ages ago….there will always be a spare bed for you – in Switzerland!!

David March 25, 2013 at 6:46 pm

Katja! That was a wonderful Christmas and I’ll never forget it. I will make it to Switzerland soon. Europe is on my mind… If not in 2014 then the next year.

Katja Tremp March 26, 2013 at 12:45 am

Cool, I’m looking forward to seeing you in 2014!!

Comments on this entry are closed.

Desktop version

Raptitude is an independent blog by . Some links on this page may be affiliate links, which means I might earn a commission if you buy certain things I link to. In such cases the cost to the visitor remains the same.