My Toast To You

There’s no shortage of talent here on the blogosphere, and that goes for some amazing poets, too. Heck, you’re all amazing! That’s why I’ve chosen this theme for my first ever attempt at Concrete Poetry.

I mean every word and I wish you all the best this season and onwards into the New Year!

A toast to all of you, my dearest friends

From near and far, to all four earth’s ends

Pinotage on the heights of the Drakensberg

Beck’s sipped near the Pegnitz in Nuremberg

Be it wine, water, whiskey; just raise your glass

I admire each one, because you are all first class  

May trouble nor fear lay you low, with nary a snare

All dreams and ambitions be realized without a care

Please toast towards Canada and I’ll hoist mine back

Life spare you lemons and misfortune cut you slack

I wish every blessing, joy, and great thing for you   

A very Merry Christmas, and all the best in ‘22

Cheers! Salud! Santé! Prost! Cin Cin!

Kanpai! Saúde! Skal!














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Born and raised on a farm near Brockville, Ontario, Mark Bierman's childhood consisted of chores, riding horses, snowmobile races across open fields, fishing trips to a local lake, and many other outdoor adventures. He was also an avid reader of both fiction and non. Transitioning towards adulthood also meant moving from the farm and into large urban areas that introduced this country boy to life in the big cities. After a short stint as a private investigator, he moved into the role of Correctional Officer, working at both Millhaven Institution and Kingston Penitentiary, until it closed.

56 thoughts on “My Toast To You”

  1. This is awesome, Mark, I love it! “Life spare you lemons and misfortune cut you slack”, brilliant. I’d like less lemons in 2022, getting sick of lemonade.

    Very nicely done. I hope you have a great festive season and have enough time to enjoy what you can of it all. I’ll lift a glass and toast to you and yours for a happy, healthy 2022!

    Caz xx

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  2. I am so impressed at the creative talent amongst bloggers, and it is so great that there is a warm supportive community who express appreciation and encouragement. I am sure that helps the flow of creativity to continue.

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  3. I salute you. I toast you
    I wish you the best
    May you and your loved ones
    Be warm in your nest!
    Many thanks for your words
    They are given with zest.
    A poem that has power
    With wishes to share
    And spreading of joy
    Peace, love without care
    The Season upon us
    That Season to share.

    I couldn’t resist making up my own poem, Mark. I used to love doing that myself.
    You inspired me! Thank you❤️, Mom

    Sent from my iPad

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