“Christ’s Life to Us” is a short Christian poem written by Gary R. Hess for Good Friday and Easter, but it is still a great religious poem for all times of the year. This poem is directed to all those who seek Jesus‘s help during the rough times and look for his guidance as well as his assurance that things will get better tomorrow.(Continue reading…)
Easter is just around the corner! What better way to celebrate this special day than by reading a bubbly Easter poem for kids? This poem is dedicated to all the children, young and old, who wish to believe with their hearts that magic truly happens on Easter.
“The Rabbit’s Egg” by Gary R. Hess follows a bunny that drops a golden egg, then she realizes the egg is actually made of chocolate and eats it. At this moment, Spring and Easter begin.(Continue reading…)
“Christmas Imagined” is a poem by Gary R. Hess that was written to signify what the author truly wants for Christmas. It’s difficult, however, when the author lives in a different country, especially when there’s not even snow! But what can a man do except imagine what it would be like–like what it was before. Nonetheless, the time of youthful American Christmas spirit has passed and now he must look to the future for what he hopes will come again.
This poem is to show hope, splendor, and even amiss in our imagination throughout these glorious holidays.(Continue reading…)
Thanksgiving is my favorite American holiday. Coming together as a family, talking about all the great things you are proud of or lucky to have, eating delicious food, and who can’t forget the beginning of Christmas season. This day is truly glorious.
I wrote this poem is a celebration of this great day and everything it stands for. I hope you enjoy it!(Continue reading…)
Cinco de Mayo is one of my favorite holidays. I get to celebrate two of the greatest things in the world: Mexicans and Mexican food. Even though this is actually an American holiday, I still like to celebrate it wherever I am in the world by writing poetry, drinking beer, and eating some delicious softshell tacos. Come on! Want to celebrate with me this year?(Continue reading…)
“Santa” is a short contemporary Christmas poem written by Gary R. Hess in celebration of its namesakes fantastic and lovable mythical character. The poem describes Santa Claus’s clothes, hair, eyes, glasses, and other characteristics using imagery, similes and other poetic elements. The writing is suitable for children of all ages and is an incredible way to start the holidays or read on Christmas eve along with Twas the Night Before Christmas.
“Santa” was originally published in X-Mas in Shorts: Poetry for Christmas Cheer (Bright Dreams Journal Book 8) along with various other Christmas holiday poems.
“Rudolph” is a poem written by Gary R. Hess. This contemporary Christmas poem is about the “greatest reindeer of all” using imagery, onomatopeia, and open rhythm. It describes the scene of Santa Claus mushing Rudolph to make it go faster as Christmas begins. This poem was originally published in X-Mas in Shorts: Poetry for Christmas Cheer (Bright Dreams Journal Book 8)
“The Life of a Christmas Tree” by Gary R. Hess was first published in X-Mas in Shorts: Poetry for Christmas Cheer (Bright Dreams Journal Book 8).
This contemporary poem follows the life of a Christmas tree as it waits to be cut and brought into someone’s home to share the beautiful holidays with its new family.
“Freedom” is a poem by Gary R. Hess which was written for 4th of July, 2016 but can be enjoyed any year. Happy Independence Day, USA!
Our world is often thrown apart by hatred. Hatred for our neighbors. Hatred for our government. How can we make America a better place if we take everything this country is known for granted? It is a shame. When was the last time you thought about your own freedom? Possibly recently. However, when was the last time you thought about your neighbor’s freedom? The next time he or she does something you dislike, keep that in mind.
Gender identity, political ideals, religious beliefs (or lack thereof) are part of what makes America great. Go out and celebrate this holiday as you keep in mind what truly makes America a wonderful place to live.
“The Fourth” is a poem by Gary R. Hess. It was written in remembrance of 4th of July, 2016 but can be enjoyed any year. This contemporary poem simply speaks about a typical Independence Day in the USA.
Everyone have a nice, safe holiday! Happy B-Day USA!