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Wednesday, December 26, 2012


It is the day
after Christmas
and today is the day
to say thanks
for all the people
who worked

To Policemen
and firemen,
doctors and nurses.
To grocery store workers,
waiters and waitresses,
the filling station workers.

To tow truck drivers
and all those people
working in hotels
and the entertainment
industry.  The folks
at Disney, Universal, Sea World,
and Knox Berry, Six Flags.

To the people on TV,
the cameramen,
the switchers and audio,
and weather, news,
and sports teams.

To all the people
who worked yesterday
on Christmas,
so you and I could play,
I say, Thank You.
I hope you can enjoy
a Happy Boxing Day.

     Boxing Day is the day after Christmas and traditionally it was a day in British households when the servants who had worked the day before so the family could have a lovely holiday dinner--those servants got the next day off and the family they worked for would have their dinner left for them in boxes.
    As our society becomes more 24/7 with services available at all hours on all days, the number of persons working on Christmas day has increased.  Your challenge for today is to write a poem to thank someone who worked yesterday so that you could have a good Christmas.  Today is a great day for writing your "thank you" notes in the form of a poem.  Happy Boxing Day.


  1. Dear Joy,
    I Gave the Blogger of the Year 2012 Award to you.
    for your Joy Acey, Princess of Poetry blog: http://poetryforkidsjoy.blogspot.com/. You post a poem every day of the year. To me, that is an outstanding accomplishment.
    Here's a link to the blog where I announce you as a winner:


    Celebrate you.
    Never Give Up
    Joan Y. Edwards

    1. Thank you Joan. This made my day.
      You are the one who is amazing. All of your posts at www.joanedwards.wordpress.com are incredibly educational and up-lifting.

  2. I too am amazed, & also appreciative that I see a poem here every day. You are inspiring Joy. And I did give a thank you for those working. I have a nephew who is a policeman & I know how much he works for his community.

    1. Linda,
      Please thank your nephew for me. I should think that being a policeman on Christmas day must be a most difficult job. Or how about an EMT--emergency medical technician.
      I haven't written poems specifically about all the workers in a community. I'm going to have to think about doing that. I should think a Policeman Pantoum would be an interesting form to use to talk about his job.
      Thank you for getting my brain stirring in that direction.

  3. Happy Boxing Day to you too. You make sure we readers have a poem every day. I'm so glad Joan recognized you with Blog of the Year, 2012. Way to go! Thank you for all you do!