Hanukkah

Driving through the snow
no bells jingling
from my two-door
little hybrid

Rushing to get home
before the last candle is lit
spin the clay top
hoping for chocolate geld

But knowing we adult children
will share the holiday spirit
of latkes and family
and too many thank you notes

to be written
before the new year


Hope everyone had a Happy Hanukkah! I wrote the above poem with my friends at Waltonwood on Saturday. I read some winter and Christmas poems but we when went to write our own, the gang said they wanted to write one for Hanukkah and I was very happy to help.

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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7 Responses to Hanukkah

  1. JeanMarie says:

    Very sweet. We need more Hanukkah poems

    Liked by 2 people

  2. berniebell1955 says:

    Happy Hannukah! You’re in m’blog again…

    http://www.spanglefish.com/berniesblog/blog.asp?blogid=16072

    Reminded me of this…. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OY1xxhlq4RU …..kind-of….

    Better late than never……

    Liked by 2 people

  3. gizmos16201 says:

    I always look forward to your inspirational posts and that is the reason I am following you, so I don’t miss any of your future posts

    Thank you

    Liked by 1 person

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