My Night Before Christmas - A Poem

Updated on November 25, 2019
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Writing poetry is an alternative form of self-expression and communication. What is the message you take away as you read this poem?

The night before Christmas and the cupboards are bare.
The night before Christmas and the cupboards are bare. | Source

My Night Before Christmas

It's the night before Christmas

The cupboards are bare

I don't have a dollar

But shucks, I don't care

With a family that loves me

That's all I need

And friends that stay loyal

Ah, yes, indeed

I've never felt better

I'm blessed with good health

I count all my blessings

And add up my wealth

My world's full of beauty

I love everyday

Nature's paintings surround me

And show me the way

May whatever I do

As I travel this road

Leave an imprint of love

And a brave story told

Now my cupboards are full

With no room to spare

With music, a dog

And a family so rare

Have a wonderful Christmas

Have a wonderful year

With Angels beside me

I will see you next year

My precious Clancey watches over me from doggy heaven.
My precious Clancey watches over me from doggy heaven. | Source

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      • vocalcoach profile imageAUTHOR

        Audrey Hunt 

        3 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.


        Thanks for your wonderful visit and thanks for helping me celebrate reaching 4 million views. A very nice Christmas gift.

        My best to you.


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        Aurelio Locsin 

        3 months ago from Orange County, CA

        Love this celebration of the season. And congrats on hitting the 4 million mark!

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        Audrey Hunt 

        4 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        C E Clark

        How kind of you to share my Christmas poem on social media. It warms my heart to know you like my take on Christmas. Thanks and Happy Holidays!

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        C E Clark 

        4 months ago from North Texas

        Perfect for this Christmas season that is now upon us. Just 2 and a half weeks till Christmas! Hope yours is all you can dream of.

        Posting this fun poem on AH & FB.

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        Audrey Hunt 

        4 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.


        Thank you, my friend. I wrote this a few years ago. I miss my little furry companion-he was a constant joy and an example of unconditional love.

        Blessings of peace to you.

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        4 months ago from london

        A very cute and charming poem. Love it!

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        Audrey Hunt 

        4 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.


        I'm so happy you liked my poem. It's all true. I'm so grateful for your beautiful message and the knowledge that Angels will follow me into this New Year.


        I'm sitting here with a big smile on my face. So happy to see you here and to know how much you liked my little poem.


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        Devika Primic 

        4 months ago

        Wow! A beautiful poem and nearly a year ago for this one. I loved it!

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        Patricia Scott 

        4 months ago from North Central Florida

        Awesome....I am clapping. You express the kind of greatful heart that we all aspire to. Angels will follow you into this new year as well. Sending them your way. ps

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        Audrey Hunt 

        8 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.


        Thank you kindly for your comments. So glad you read my little poem.

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        Mary Norton 

        8 months ago from Ontario, Canada

        Lovely poem, Audrey. It speaks of the real message of Christmas.

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        Audrey Hunt 

        11 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.


        How nice of you to read my poem. I enjoy your comments. Blessings and peace to you.

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        Cristine Santander 

        11 months ago from Manila

        Nice hub, nice poetry it depicts the beauty of Christmas. Thanks for sharing.

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        Audrey Hunt 

        11 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        R Talloni

        I'm with you. Reading comments gives me such pleasure and I usually learn something as well. Being grateful for whatever we have brings a mountain of inner peace. Gratitude is the link to the spirit.

        Thank you, my friend for your inspiring comments.

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        11 months ago

        Thank you for sharing the joy of this poem with us. To be thankful for the important things in life is a great something! Encouraging others with your work is a true gift. Enjoyed reading the lovely comments, and am seeing the truth behind "not only Christmas but it could easily extend to every day of the year" to be timely this spring.

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        Audrey Hunt 

        13 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.


        I'm way overdue in replying to your comment and I want to thank you so much for your kind words. They mean so much to me. You are such a special person. I hope you are keeping warm as it's very cold in my neck of the woods.

        Thank you,



        My sincere apologies for the delay in replying to your kind words. Yes, Christmas is a time to count our blessings as well as each day throughout the year. I hope this New Year brings you everything your beautiful heart could wish for. Thank you.


        It's so nice to see you here. Thanks for reading my little poem and taking time to comment. I hope this New Year is bringing you good health and much happiness. Thank you.

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        Audrey Hunt 

        13 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.


        Thank you very much for being here. Have an awesome New Year, my friend!

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        Audrey Hunt 

        14 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        Hi Liz,

        You've interpreted my poem 100%! For the past few years, I've switched from buying store bought gifts to creating my own, focusing on recycling and reusing. It's much more fun!

        Thanks so much.

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        Liz Westwood 

        14 months ago from UK

        This is a lovely insight into Christmas. It steers us away from the materialistic and reminds us of the value of family.

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        Audrey Hunt 

        14 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        Hi Angel,

        So nice to "see" you! How are things in Illinois? Cold, I imagine. Thanks for reading my poem and happy new year to you.

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        Angel Guzman 

        14 months ago from Joliet, Illinois

        Very nice poem Audrey. Hope you had a good holiday season.

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        Audrey Hunt 

        15 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.


        Thank you for being here and for the kind comments.,Happy New Year to you too!

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        Rochelle Ann De Zoysa 

        15 months ago from Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

        Beautiful and true :) Happy New Year and stay blessed !

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        Audrey Hunt 

        15 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        Dear Genna

        Let me begin by telling you how much you mean to me. We've been Hub Page friends for many years now. Your comments are always full of encouragement and gratitude. You have been instrumental in my growth as a writer.

        My simple poem is written from my heart. The older I become, the more treasured my family and friends are to me.

        May your New Year bring you unlimited joy, love, health, and prosperity.


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        Audrey Hunt 

        15 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        Dear Ann

        Your comments touch my heart. Family and friends are the true gifts we receive all year long. Trying to satisfy our desires for material possessions is useless. Thank you for your comments and I wish you a magical 2019.


        Dear Bill,

        You are such a special man and so loved. I'm adding my bundle of love and good wishes for the New Year to all those that have been sent your way.

        Thank you for all you do for me.

        Much love,


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        Audrey Hunt 

        15 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        Hi Randi,

        Yes, we do need to reflect on less complicated times. Simple grateful past experiences teach us valuable lessons. Much happiness to you in the New Year!

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        Audrey Hunt 

        15 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.


        Thank you, my friend. Your words ring true. The first thing I do each morning and every night are to count my blessings. There is so much to be thankful for.

        Happy New Year!

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        Mark Tulin 

        15 months ago from Santa Barbara, California

        Beautiful and timely.

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        Audrey Hunt 

        15 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        Hi Nell!

        Gee, this year flew by. I'm sure looking forward to 2019. So glad you liked my poem. I hope 2019 brings you everything your beautiful heart desires. Thanks, Nell.

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        15 months ago from UpstateWestern,New York

        Audrey......LOVE this. Your lovely poem makes me want to sing & dance! I too, am so grateful for all my blessings....especially knowing wonderful, beautiful women like you!! "Happy New Year," Audrey!! Hugs, Paula

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        Maria Jordan 

        15 months ago from Jeffersonville PA

        Great idea from Sha and I will look forward to your vocal rendition of this heartwarming poem, dear Audrey.

        Happy, peaceful and healthy 2019. Love, Maria

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        Dora Weithers 

        15 months ago from The Caribbean

        My thoughts exactly but your expressions are better than mine would have been. Excellent work. Enjoy what's left of the season and Happy New Year to you.

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        Audrey Hunt 

        15 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.


        Oh, what a fun idea you've come up with! I'll certainly do just that. Thanks so much my wonderful friend.


        I'm overjoyed that you liked my poem. It came from my heart. Happy New Year!


        Hello, my friend. Your interpretation of my poem is right on!

        I always value your comments as I hold you in high esteem. Thank you and Happy 2019!


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        Peggy Woods 

        15 months ago from Houston, Texas

        You have expressed such beautiful thoughts for not only Christmas but it could easily extend to every day of the year. Hope that your Christmas was beautiful and wishing you a very happy new year ahead.

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        Linda Crampton 

        15 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

        This is a cheerful poem that is full of love and joy. Thanks for sharing it, Audrey.

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        15 months ago from Central Florida

        Audrey, I love your poem! May I suggest you put music to it and sing it to us?

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        Ioannis Arvanitis 

        15 months ago from Greece, Almyros

        What a beautiful and powerful prayer! My dear Audrey, thank you for this gift. My Love embraces you and all your beloved Souls here and beyond.

        Love will give you miracles!


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        15 months ago from United States

        Nicely done Audrey. Many blessings on this Christmas day. whonu

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        15 months ago from USA

        Absolutely perfect! I LOVED this. Merry Christmas! I wish you and your family all the best.

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        15 months ago

        Awesome poem. Thanks for reminding us to count our blessings. Merry Christmas to you and yours and all the best for teh coming year!

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        Nellieanna Hay 

        15 months ago

        I love it, Audrey! Makes me feel good, thinking of all the plentiful blessings!

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        Pamela Oglesby 

        15 months ago from Sunny Florida

        Audry, This poem is delightful and obviously perfect for Christmas eve. It said all the exact right things to be grateful for in this holiday season. You are so special and talented, with much to be grateful for.

        I am wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

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        Genna East 

        15 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

        Audrey, your poem brought grateful tears to my beautiful in spirit of what this season is truly all about. These words are to be cherished...thank you for sharing them with us. The video was the perfect accompaniment, my talented friend. Best wishes for a warm and happy Christmas. :-)

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        Bill Holland 

        15 months ago from Olympia, WA

        Wishing for you love and peace always, dear friend. Merry Christmas! Hugs and love coming your way.

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        Ann Carr 

        15 months ago from SW England

        What a beautiful poem, Audrey! It's full of hope, thankfulness for the world around us and the people we can share it with - exactly my sentiments too. As long as I have my friends and family, I can feel the spirit of Christmas all around. It's not possessions that count but all the emotions that fill the cupboards!

        Happy Christmas to you and I wish you a fabulous 2019!


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        Randi Benlulu 

        15 months ago from Mesa, AZ

        Love it! We have spent many a holiday like that...

        This poem reminds if less complicated times. Why do we so often forget?

        Thank you for sharing! Merry Christmas, Audrey!

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        15 months ago from New Delhi, India

        Beautiful poem Audrey and lovely message.

        One needs to be content to be happy and yes, count your blessings. Festivals are all about spreading love and happiness.

        Merry Christmas to you! Stay happy and healthy.

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        Nell Rose 

        15 months ago from England

        Awesome! love it! Have a wonderful Christmas Audrey!

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        Tim Truzy 

        15 months ago from U.S.A.

        Wonderful poem, Audrey. The message I gather from your well written poem is that Christmas isn't a day, but represents a state of mind we should try to have each day and night of the year. It's a beautiful message of love of family, self, and God.

        Loved it, Audrey.

        May you have a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year.



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        Louise Powles 

        15 months ago from Norfolk, England

        That's a lovely poem, Audrey. I hope you have a wonderful and blessed Christmas.


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