November Birthday

November 28, 2021 at 10:45 pm (Poetry) ()

The month after Halloween
The month before Christmas
Caught between ghosts and goblins and witches
And the Light of the Christ Child
Born in the stable in Bethlehem
Between light and dark
Between headstones on lawns
And Nativity scenes and angels
This is Cold November

This is the month I was born
Born on the same day as William Blake
Born the day before C.S. Lewis
Born 2 days before Winston Churchill
(All heroes of mine)
Not in the same years of course.

Cold November
The month I was born
When frost kisses the trees
And hope lights up
Sweet November

-A poem written by Christopher
Sunday November 28th 2021.

Sweet November



    Happy birthday month to you, Dracul. πŸ™‚

  2. monimonikablog said,

    Happy Birthday dear Christopher β™₯

  3. Dave Williams said,

    Happy Birthday! Your mention of William Blake inspired me to look up some of his sayings, and here’s one that I like that I haven’t heard in a while: “In the universe, there are things that are known, and things that are unknown, and in between, there are doors.”

  4. Hetty Eliot said,

    I feel odd saying “Happy” Birthday when so much is going wrong, so I’ll offer my best wishes and prayers that good things start coming your way very very soon.

    • Hetty Eliot said,

      Our god, after all, IS a god of suprises…

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        The Spanish language Church that I attend- one of the families there had a Birthday party for me last night.

        I used a friend’s phone (since I don’t have mobile phone service on my ancient iPhone) at the party to contact someone.

        They had a room in a trailer in a trailer park so I’m going there to rent.

      • Hetty Eliot said,

        That sounds promising. I hope there are no cigarettes.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        No, just 3 cats named Samson, Saby Faby and Midnight Noggle.

      • Hetty Eliot said,

        I hope you have fun with them

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Thank you. πŸ™‚

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Thank you, Hetty. πŸ™‚

  5. Judy Kim said,

    Happy Birthday, Christopher ❀️! Your birthday was Sunday sorry to be catching up late. Lovely poem πŸ™the time between seasons and the frost on the trees makes me think of fairytales.

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Thank you so much, Judy ❀

      Yes, I think I subconsciously wrote that in fairy tale fashion.

      • Judy Kim said,

        You’re welcome my friend. It’s perfect imagery, I loved reading the stories of Narnia, so transportative. I requested the series as a Christmas gift when I was a child, I had already read most of the series but I wanted to re-read them. It’s no wonder that your birthday is on the same date or so close to the writers you admired, I think they’re kindred to you πŸ™β„οΈ

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Thank you so much, Judy. πŸ™πŸ»β„

        Yes, I’ve always felt a close kinship to those writers.

  6. Jewish Young Professional "JYP" said,

    Love that last stanza

  7. Dawn Renee said,

    Murph & I wish your b’day to be better. Wishing you so well.

  8. Suma Reddy said,

    Lovely write up Chris, loved it. I know am late but not missing to wish you a very very happy n wonderful birthday to you. Hope you had an amazing special day with beautiful blessings of God πŸ₯°

  9. εŒ—ζ–Ήζ¦† (Northern Elm) said,

    love the poem. Happy birthday!

  10. Hyperion said,

    I think that your Spanish Church friends have done a tremendous job of doing God’s work. They gave you a birthday party among friends instead of the cold shoulder and shove out the door that The Nightmare Dream Team gave you. Plus, they delivered you to your new abode with basically roommates to adore. I think you should send a letter to the highest person you can find in this Dream Center door to Hades and explain how you received true help from charitable hearts at your lowest of low times. Tell them how it feels to be shoved around and thrice evicted versus the hand of authentic help. Shame on the Not Dream Team and may your Friends at the Church know the great height of God’s blessing as well as yourself. Regardless, enjoy your new living quarters and your guardians with angels wings. And Happy Birthday.

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Thank you so much, Daniel. πŸ™‚

      Your wonderful remark and message sums it up so well.

      The Spanish language Church was doing God’s work.

      The Nightmare Dream Team and the Not Dream Team as you so aptly call them did not.

      Many thanks for your best wishes, my friend. πŸ™πŸ»

      • Hyperion said,

        I ask for your deliverance from the clutches of evil every Night, and it does appear to be working.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Thank you so much for your prayers, Daniel. πŸ™πŸ»

        I really appreciate that, my friend. πŸ™‚

      • Hyperion said,

        You and Sherry are always in my prayers.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Thank you, Daniel.

        You and Sherry are always in my prayers as well.

      • Hyperion said,

        That means we are all going to be okay. Thank you Chris.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        You’re welcome, Daniel.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,


        Do you have Sherry’s email addresss?

        Can you email it to me?

        The gremlins at gmail have apparently erased her correct address but have kept two erroneous email addresses to her on file.

        I sent a joint email to you and her but my email to her at her two erroneous email addresses have been sent back to me.

        And her correct address is no longer in my Gmail’s memory.

      • Hyperion said,

        Hi Chris,

        I sent an email to you and the three Gmail accounts for Sherry. Two failed. The third has not failed yet.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Hi Daniel,

        Thank you.

        Hopefully that one will get through.

      • Hyperion said,

        I hope so.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        I’ve got my fingers crossed and I’ll ask Samson the kitten to cross his paws. πŸ˜‚

      • Hyperion said,

        That should do it!

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Indeed. 🀣

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