AuburnScribbler

Ring it Out! (A Christmas Song)

 

Verse 1

 

Lights proudly boast; their twinkling’s once more,

The snow comes down; making a slippery floor,

Though this year is muted, we still have to cheer,

There’s still so much to look forward to, so wipe away those tears.

 

Chorus

 

So, ring it out!

Let the bell toll for us, and loved ones who have gone,

Ring it out!

Let heaven hear our festive joyful song,

We’ve got to ring it out, to sing it out,

Be full of Christmas cheer,

Whatever you do, remember to shout,

Make sure you have the spirit to ring it out!

 

Verse 2

 

Time becomes our present; so together we’ll unwrap,

So, we can make merry again; as Santa reads his map,

Though this year is faulty, we still have to keep a hold,

On to all that is special, our own essential pots of gold.

 

Verse 3

 

We’ll all toast this year; with a thankful; recalling heart,

To those around us; and those on screen; who are apart,

Though this year has taken much, we’ve still got to live,

For there’s still so much to do, and still so much to give.

Comments4

  • orchidee

    Good write A.

    • AuburnScribbler

      Thanks, orchidee.

      Take care, and I hope that you have a safe and Merry Christmas.

    • ANGELA & BRIAN

      ANGELA HERE ~ Good Evening BEN - Christmas sure is in the Air today ! Our POEM today is a Sonnet *The Incarnation* Thanks for the Poem we need some new Christmas Songs ! Loe the Structure & the Subject !

      V 1. COVID 19 cant spoil CHRISTMAS
      V 2. CHRISTMAS presents ~ eternal
      V 3. Lets celebrate the VACCINE & 2021
      Love the CHORUS ~ COVID will never silence the BELLS !

      Blessings & Joy & Peace to YOU & YOURS
      Love Angela - Brian & Smokey Cat ! ! !

      • AuburnScribbler

        Thank you for the read Angela, Brian and of course Smokey the cat, hope that all is well.

        I totally agree with you, new songs that celebrate goodness and togetherness are vital in this hard time, and I like your breakdown and understanding of the structure of my song.

        Take care of yourselves as well, and I hope that you have a safe and Merry Christmas.

      • Goldfinch60

        "For there’s still so much to do, and still so much to give." so true Ben, the New Year will be full of love and joy.

        Andy

        • AuburnScribbler

          I agree with you Andy when I wrote that particular line, it made so much sense to include it in the song.

          Let's hope 2021 is a vast improvement of the horror that was (and still is for a short while) 2020.

          Take care, and hope that you have a safe and Merry Christmas.

        • Robert Haigh

          A good, positive write. Many poets are also musicians. Music and poetry are cousins, you could say. I too am a musician (guitar, ukulele and vocals), and as with you, music is really my first love, although poetry holds a prominent position in my life also. I enjoyed reading your lyrics here. Let's hope 2021 is a much better year than 2020!

          • AuburnScribbler

            Thank you for reading Robert, glad that you enjoyed it.

            Yeah being a musician I have missed going into the studio, my band and I were supposed to go in to lay down some "music therapy" this month, but alas it has been postponed due to the pandemic. Sometimes there's nothing greater than beating some drums or ripping into a keyboard.

            I also hope that 2021 is nothing like 2020.

            Take care, and hope that you have a safe and Merry Christmas.



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