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Carolina Christmas

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Carolina Christmas

With squeals of delight and shouts of pure glee
Rough-housing beneath that droopy pine tree
Daddy feigns mad but we know he is bluffing
Christmas was poor but we wanted for nothing

Bolting out the door with sling-shots in tow
Stalking Peter Rabbit and unconcerned crows
Big brother scolds for poor shots and rushing
Christmas was poor but we wanted for nothing

Time to test-drive refurbished bicycles
Sister lags back on her squeaky tricycle
Granny calls out "Come for turkey and stuffing!"
Christmas was poor but we wanted for nothing

Grandpa gives thanks in his rough craggy voice
All happy as clams but too tired to rejoice
We doze by our presents with bellies near busting
Christmas was poor but we wanted for nothing

For Gail Doyle's 'Christmas in July - Christmas Magic' contest

Copyright © Tim Ryerson

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  1. Date: 8/14/2012 6:57:00 PM
    This kind of Christmas cannot be beat, Tim!! You told it very well!!(love the title of it too)

  1. Date: 8/12/2012 9:16:00 AM
    Family and love, that is what Christmas is all about Tim :) such a lovely write from you, wishing you the best for the contest.. Thank you for the smile you always bring to my face with your comments on mine ;) love Wilma

  1. Date: 8/11/2012 5:01:00 PM
    A homey, family feeling - wonderful to dream about when the family is spread out all over the country.

  1. Date: 8/11/2012 10:21:00 AM
    Ohhh! This one is has such great flow, rhyme and rhythm..Enjoyed reading today..Christmases of days gone by did not have as many tangible gifts but the intangible was wonderful..Thanks for you review of my work..Those eggs were tasty...Sara