Saturday, 24 December 2016

CHRISTMAS PAST:

What better time to re-live Christmas pasts,
Thinking of the present.
And hope for the future:
CHRISTMAS PAST:
(Dedicated to my three children
with memories of their dad)

As Christmas time approaches,
I think of Christmas past.
The lovely memories that I have,
Will forever with me last.

How when the children were small,
You were like a big kid yourself.
Although we only had a small house,
And indeed no means of wealth.

How you loved to decorate the tree.
And marvel at the sight.
Though nine times out of ten.
Who couldn't fix the lights?

Then the decorations of the house,
Balloons were your big thing.
Alas the dog and cat disagreed with you.
When they burst, off they flew like a bird on tthe wing.

On Christmas Eve you would send 
To bed the kids up the stairs a packing.
So you could continue
The rest of present wrapping.

On Christmas morning who awoke first?
Yes, you guessed it in one.
Then slowly the children descended.
The stairs sleepily one by one.

You loved to play with their gifts,
Until it was time for lunch.
Each year it was the same,
Who to wash up? that was the crunch.

On Christmas night three tired children,
Off to bed they go.
I wonder if they think
Of Christmas long ago?

*Now as I spend Christmas alone.
Family all scattered around.
I will sit and think of years ago.
Of Christmas's happy sounds*

Last verse added today.
Copyright All rights reserved Yvonne Lewis 2008:
From the book
"Negative V. Postitive.,

10 comments:

  1. I will sit and think of years ago.
    Of Christmas's happy sounds

    So much to be thinking of and to be reminded for,Yvonne! Memories have a way of being rekindled by itself!

    Hank

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    1. Thank you Hank for your kind words.
      Yvonne.

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  2. Sure lots of reminders at christmas indeed.

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    1. Yes Pat , there sure are many reminders past and present.
      Yvonne.

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  3. Nice to have happy memories. Your husband sounded very sweet- a big kid with a big heart.

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    1. You described my husband to a tee Joanne.
      He would hate to see what my family has become since his departure.
      Happy Christmas.
      Yvonne.

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  4. Sounds so familiar. Thank you for singing the song of our hearts. We had great Christmases.
    My blessings to you

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    1. Thanks for your comment and visit , much appreciated.
      Yvonne.

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  5. Beautiful Poem! Happy Holidays to thee and thine! Thanks for being a great friend in 2016!!

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    1. Thank you Gregg for this wonderful message,
      It's a pleasure to read your post .
      Yvonne.

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