"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas of Today and Christmases Past

Christmas of Today

and Christmases Past

Today is much simpler

With only stockings to fill

But I miss the childish chuckles

In the early morning still

Of sweet children opening gifts

Of toys so wanted and admired

Whispered softly in Santa's ear

What those little hearts desired

And in that early morning

As parents yawn and smile

They watch their lovely children

Past remembrances beguile


  1. Nice and simple poem with lots of feeling and emotion. Very endearing!!

    Mine is HERE

  2. Yeah, takes me back. Sometimes, I miss the chaos.

  3. Thanks for the poem, kathe. Yes, watching little kids open the presents is special, and thingy, if you want chaos, visit while grand kids do their demolition of wrappings and packaging!
    Psst! Grandparents are not expected to clean up the mess.

  4. LIving chaos right now. But somehow, I have learned to listen to those older voices saying "You will miss this! Enjoy" And so, I do. I find myself thinking I will miss this while it is happening. Talk about sappy! Wonderfully sweet, this poem.

  5. Parents love watching Christmas through the eyes of children. The excitement, the joy, the glee,
    all the pleasures in memory. Enjoyed the poem.

  6. wow,
    a poem,
    cheerful and playful,
    love your work.
    Happy New Year!

    Thanks for visiting so many poets on week 15...keep rocking...

    i value your contribution and patience.


  7. Anonymous9:42 AM

    refreshing! mines here- http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2009/12/06/time-is-not-the-essence/

  8. Anonymous11:23 AM

    You've done a fine job on this. It rings true. Christmas through the eyes of my son was the best. Wonderful.

    Am late for a Poetry Potluck visit. Sorry about that.

    Best wishes for 2011.

    Poem on ...


  9. YEAH!, you win The Celebrate Poet of 2010 Award

    Happy Sunday!
    Come to our potluck tonight,

    Theme: Journey and the road ahead.


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