Christmas Poem

Sue Harwood is dedicated to bettering South Africa! She runs a charity called “Bags of Love” that helps people with monthly essentials. This is her poem…


Johannesburg, South Africa (23 December 2017) – Sue Harwood recently shared a story with us about a Christmas day celebration her charity “Bags of Love” hosted. The day saw 165 bags filled with goodies get given to people in need. The bags were delivered to the unwell residents of the Thabo Mbeki settlement.

While browsing the images Sue shared on her Facebook profile, we noticed a little Christmas Poem she had written that was proudly South African.


Twas the day before Christmas
Or, as they say, it was “eve”
It was sweltering in the kitchen
Thirty-seven degrees, I believe

The Hadedas called out loudly,
The crickets chirped up a storm,
Laughter from the poolside
And splashing – the festive norm.

Storm clouds were gathering,
With the sun still ablaze
The temperatures were soaring
As I made the ham’s glaze

The smell of braais came wafting,
Across the wall from our neighbour
My thoughts turned to gifting
As I continued the culinary labour

My Christmas wishes are simple
Only a few things on my list
Please give us a new President
On that, I must insist…

I wish for Peace in this world,
And an end to all wars
Health and prosperity for everyone
And an end to El Niño’s flaws

I wish for an end to the poaching
So our wildlife can thrive
And our endangered species
Will always be there… be alive

I returned to reality
And to my wonderful surprise
I saw the weather changing
Right before my very eyes.

The rainbird’s dulcet tones
Echoed out from the tree
And the drops began splattering
Oh, happy happy me!

Merry Christmas everybody
May your best dreams come true
And if you have leftover presents
Just send them to Sue

If you do have any leftover or unwanted gifts, Sue can really use them for her charity. You can contact her here.

Sources: Sue Harwood
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Tyler Leigh Vivier is a writer for Good Things Guy.

Her passion is to spread good news across South Africa with a big focus on environmental issues, animal welfare and social upliftment. Outside of Good Things Guy, she is an avid reader and lover of tea.

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