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Christmas Gift

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Christmas Gift

You asked
"What do you want for Christmas this year?"
I sadly wished that you were here
My eyes welled up held back a tear

Even though I fully understand
Time keeps flowing like liquid sand
It's not yours or mine to command
Still I want to see you smile and hold your hand

For I am here and you are there
Without you here this is just somewhere
Sometimes the distance isn't fair
yet I know with clarity that you care

I clear my throat and try to smile
Enjoy us talking for a while
Yet I know on Christmas day
I'll be here and there you'll stay

So for Christmas as I decorate my tree
I'll imagine that you're here with me
For you are a gift beyond compare
Even though I am here and you are there





Dedicated to Mom
I love you and will miss you. Thanks
for leaving a part of you and Bob that
I can appreciate every Christmas. I will
be putting up the tree this weekend.


Written by; Richard J Lamoureux
December 5, 2013

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  1. Date: 12/31/2013 12:43:00 PM
    I am so glad to see this on the top of the list. This poem touched my heart from the first! :)

  1. Date: 12/30/2013 4:13:00 PM
    What a dear son you are Rick, love is indeed the best X'mas gift, lovely tribute to your mom, you done her proud! Wishing you and your family all the best in the new year! Hugs

  1. Date: 12/30/2013 2:37:00 PM
    You are one dern good son! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/30/2013 2:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Debbie, you might also enjoy my poem " favorite "
  1. Date: 12/28/2013 1:57:00 PM
    I knew this would be a winner when I read it. Congrats. Surgery on the 10th. I hope it helps. Love Colleen

  1. Date: 12/28/2013 7:07:00 AM
    Enjoyed your poem on the Christmas Gift and congrats on the fine win, Richard

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/28/2013 8:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Dr. Ram
  1. Date: 12/9/2013 2:15:00 AM
    Richard, you always touch my heart. I was looking for a Christmas poem for an inspiration. This is just simply perfect and so heartfelt. I havent written for awhile neither read much, but as long as you guys are around it feels home. Sending you my December hugs and love,,from a dear friend, Wendy

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/9/2013 8:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That is so sweet Wendy. Merry Christmas and hugs to you as well.
  1. Date: 12/8/2013 12:54:00 AM
    Oh how the love of a son captures everything most beautiful that life has to offer. A precious write my friend. Merry Christmas :-)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/8/2013 1:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks and Merry Christmas to you as well.
  1. Date: 12/7/2013 7:21:00 AM
    Just beautiful. It is the love of family and friends that make Christmas special.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/7/2013 7:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, in fact I just made arrangements for a pre Christmas visit next week.
  1. Date: 12/6/2013 11:56:00 PM
    Your Mom is lucky to have you for a son. Thanks for the visit. I have a mass behind my eardrum I have to get removed. Going to surgeon on the 18th. Very stressed lately. Love Colleen

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/7/2013 7:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am still praying for you Colleen.
  1. Date: 12/6/2013 8:09:00 PM
    Christmas is a hard time for those who have lost loved one I feel for you Rick a lovely tribute to your mom Shadow x smile hug

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/6/2013 10:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I haven't lost my mom, she's 4000 KMs on the other side of the country.
  1. Date: 12/6/2013 11:27:00 AM
    A heart touching poem..The absence makes the heart grow fonder indeed.Im sure you re in your mama s heart and she in yours ..So far but yet so close.You make your mama proud Richard..and tnks for your kind comments

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/6/2013 10:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My pleasure Charmaine.
  1. Date: 12/6/2013 10:01:00 AM
    Sad but beautiful... Such an out pouring of thoughts and emotions... We are all here at some point... Hold on to those memories...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/6/2013 10:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes I will, thanks Carol. I hope you are surrounded by love this Christmas. Fortunately you have Dragon to light your fire and keep you all warm.
  1. Date: 12/6/2013 8:33:00 AM
    A wonderful poem Richard, It was heart felt and well written....Roger

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/6/2013 8:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Roger, you are kind.
  1. Date: 12/6/2013 7:51:00 AM
    Sigh, Richard I can only give you a big man-hug after reading this. Embrace the memories of past, but let the heart shine happily enough to create new ones.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/6/2013 8:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Drake a big hug back to you. I am a Hugger as well. Real men hug!
  1. Date: 12/5/2013 8:30:00 PM
    As a mother myself.......this poem would be all a mom could ever want. Such devotion is between the lines........just beautifully written from the heart. How lovely!! (ps.....I'm hoping to hear you read on Drakes show! Good luck with that!!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/6/2013 8:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are sweet, I'm sure your children adore you. Thanks for this kind comment. Yes I have some poems to read, it is hard to know which ones to read. This is a new experience for me so I am a bit nervous.
  1. Date: 12/5/2013 7:31:00 PM
    She is a great lady and I cherish all the time I get to spend with her. Thanks For commenting Cherl

  1. Date: 12/5/2013 6:39:00 PM
    Wonderful hoilday write great poem your mom sounds like a great lady, thank you for sharing. cheri

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/5/2013 7:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oops missed the comment box, see message above.
  1. Date: 12/5/2013 6:27:00 PM
    Your mom should be so proud of a son like you. What a loving message for her, Richard!! A yuletide treat.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/5/2013 7:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    She is proud and that is very good for my soul.
  1. Date: 12/5/2013 5:42:00 PM
    The best Christmas gift that we could ever receive is love! Our loved ones are always close by if we keep them in our hearts and remember them. This poem was beautifully expressed, Richard! A nice dedication to your Mom! Well done!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/5/2013 7:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Kelly. ;0)
  1. Date: 12/5/2013 11:34:00 AM
    Richard, even though she is THERE....you can talk to you, you can hear her voice, you have the hope of holding her sometime.......It's been almost 14 years since I had to say goodbye to my MAMA.....and the years before that.....since I was very young I had to live through the pain of knowing she was going to die. You are blessed, beyond compare to have your Mama...THERE! Lovely lovely write.......She must be a special woman........She's raised a wonderful son! Hugs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/5/2013 7:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes I am very Thankful, sorry you lost your mom so early. I can only imagine how hard that must have been. She had a wonderful influence on your heart. I also really loved your parents love story.