Christmas Day memories
I can remember Christmas’s of family happiness,
Of sitting around the table, full of anticipation.
Sharing our Christmas meal in the company of joyfulness,
Surrounded by love, laughter, and Christmas celebration.
I can remember sharing the presents in the afternoon,
With the wrapping paper left scattered across the floor.
Of the children playing tennis with an orange balloon,
Watching it bounce off the walls, before floating out the door.
I can remember the puppy wanting to join in the play,
When the children were in the hall, trying to have a race.
So out into the garden, we sent them on that chilly day,
To run around, throwing a ball for the puppy to chase.
Maybe this year, around the Christmas table we cannot meet,
And our festive celebrations must be done far apart.
But I will feel you all beside me, when I sit down to eat,
For on this Christmas Day, we are all together in my heart.
© Jenny Maryl
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21st Dec 2020 at 10:53
Just stumbled upon ur blog thx to d Reader on wordpress. Although i am not a christian, i totally and absolutely love this festival and its spirit of sharing, being together with family, thanksgiving and kindness.
Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!
I paid a little tribute to this festival in my own way on my blog Beyond CBSE. Do check it out.