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Christmas Memories

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Christmas Memories

Vegetarian mom making
Turkey and ham
Trying to please everyone

And veggie burgers
On the “George Foreman” Grill
Not sure where this coming from?

Grandma in her wheelchair
Boys’ pushing her around
The little dog is lap bound.

Grandpa going down the steps
Trying with his cane so hard
Please help the old man down!

Appetizer dish with 
Everything pickled
The South is where I am from

Family of many sharing 
Christmas memories 
Of days long gone by

Norah Jones on the stereo 
Sweet voice she has
Playing background in the room

Presents galore
Around a synthetic tree
Decorated with lights and more

“Oh no! Boys’ stop!
Grandma's heading for the tree!”
Oh well, the angel fell, sure looks pretty on me!

Macaroni pie, sweet carrots
Candied yams, the children and I
Panting around the table of food

Apple, southern pecan
Peach and cherry pie
Everyone can hardly wait to try

The Southern Belle 
Has something to tell, 
“It’s time to eat, Go find your seat!”

Open your presents
After dinner
Lots of laughter and fun

“What did you get?”
“Look what I got?”
What a delight, paper spun around

Time for dessert
Ready to burst, but
Manners are number one

Women in the kitchen
Cleaning up the dishes
Men asleep from too much fun.

Next year we will repeat
For this is how we do it
In the Winter’s Southern Sun! 

©Holly P. Moore
   November 2012

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  1. Date: 12/1/2012 1:42:00 AM
    Holly love the poem, but veggie burgers; gross ha ha, very good..David

  1. Date: 11/30/2012 11:08:00 PM
    I so enjoyed this poem. I could recite so many things about this poem that I enjoyed . But I'll list just a couple. 1.(The veggie burgers were for mother for vegans could have no other.) 2.(The men asleep after they got their wishes should next year offer to do the dishes.) Best Wishes.

  1. Date: 11/30/2012 12:44:00 PM
    Holly, a good vision here... some memories are worth keeping and writing about... even the painful ones... love this sunny treasure you share...pd