of Christmas magic.
The Day, so soon to arrive.
Our expectations ran high.
Through snow days and blizzards.
Making a list and checking it twice.
Santa’s letter printed and ready to mail.
Christmas baking: heady, wonderful aromas.
Pageants at school, with costumes of many colors.
The tall lush evergreen, centerpiece of the season.
We decorated so carefully; each bough lovingly adorned.
With some old, some new, every one used and none forgotten.
The long days of dark December. Finally, homework complete.
Sitting in the darkened living room; time alone to drift away.
Marvelling at the masterpiece of lights and shining ornaments.
Gazing far beyond to the bliss to follow. Hurry, hurry, hurry!
Christmas eve: midnight mass and carolling.Treats aplenty!
Then the long awaited, special treasures.
The secrets of shining boxes and ribbons.
Finally revealed and always worth the wait.
Off to sleep, to dream of a perfect snowy Christmas Day.
Now content, to still remember these childhood memories.
This is a Christmas-themed poem that I wrote, several years ago.
These lines still conjure up some wonderful holiday memories for me, from long ago. I hope you enjoy it too. 😉
My Holiday Gift Suggestion List for 2015 (all under $20) including links to my reviews.
A must-have DVD collection for the “Hitch” fan on your list!
One of the best books on Reiki I’ve ever read!
My all-time fav gardening book.
Fun and Easy Gardening for even the “green thumb challenged“! 😉
A Mr. Cheddar Approved Title!
Enlightening and Informative. Recipes Too!
Wonderful Pens! Mine Are Still Going Strong, Years Later! 🙂
Beautiful Eco-Friendly Stationary, with a Difference!
Larry Payne’s Prime of Life Yoga DVDs
Yoga CAN Be For Almost Everyone!
Sooooo relaxing!!! ZZZZZzzzzz…. 😉
Suncoat Peelable Nail Polish Kit
My Go-To Tootsie Polish! It’s Great.
Reblogged this on My Poetic Path and commented:
A holiday poem and my 2015 gift suggestion list!
Happy Shopping and Holidays 🙂
PS: I wrote this post before I had read or heard any news re: the Paris tragedy. My heart goes out to all those affected.
We can never give up on goodness and peace but these kinds of events do shake most of us to the core. I cried this morning…. RIP.
Love your Christmas tree poem. And a great list of reasonably priced gifts.
What a lovely poem.
A lovely poem and fun list of good presents! Thanks for visiting the Marmelade Gypsy — I notice you have a marmy too on your sidebar! Very handsome!
wonderful list, thank you. it is that time of year!
wishing you lovely end of autumn days.
And thank you, Lady Fi! 🙂
I have passed along your kind words to the amazing Mr. Cheddar, he appreciated them. 😉
Yes, it is that time of year Tammie. Wishing you a lovely end of autumn too.
Happy Shopping and Weekend, G
Loved your poem and the gift ideas, Geraldine! I still have to try yoga. My sister gave me her dvd and I “won” a mat in a gift exchange, so I have no excuse. But I need to set aside quiet time for the floor and that isn’t easy. 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving, my friend..xo
Thanks Lauren. I think you would LOVE yoga, based on what I know about you, at your blog. And believe me, if you do like it, you will wonder how you managed without it! 😉 I have been practicing yoga on and off for over 20 years and it is something I always miss and come back to, when I take a break. Flexibility, relaxation, movement…what’s not to love? Let me know how it goes.