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Forgotten Christmas

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Forgotten Christmas

Candy cane walls melt beneath the summer sun.
Gingerbread men stand in a stale salute.
Days of laughter have slowly come and gone.
With out batteries the fireman's truck is mute.

Stocking that were hung with care are forgotten.
Wrapping paper yellows and crinkles with age.
No one really counts on how long it has been.
In the novel of life, this holiday is just another page.

Glittering strings on the evergreen tree don't shine
In the darkness no light reflects their duty
Glass ornaments cracks under pressure one at a time.
Dust coated pine needles create a desperate floor of beauty.

No more Christmas in a broken home, no longer cheer.
In September still no sign of hope and forgiveness.
This loving season will not come in December this year.
Once again there will be no one to clean up the mess.

The locks have been locked, lonely is the teddy bear.
Milk sours in a tall glass beside a plate of cookie crumbs,
The baby doll on the rocking chair has a cold stare.
The wrapped guitar will never have its cords strummed.

Feeling like a photograph, unwanted and forgotten.
There was joy once upon a time, I wish I could remember when.



08-14-2014

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  1. Date: 8/14/2014 6:24:00 PM
    So sad Cas...the holidays are tough in a broken home....it seems like they go to extremes one way or the other....wonderful write....hugs Tim

    Nance Avatar Casarah Nance
    Date: 8/24/2014 9:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    i buy my child with kisses not presents xxxxx
    Allison Avatar Jan Allison
    Date: 8/14/2014 6:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Gets to be a competition between some parents to 'buy' the child with the most expensive gift and leave the other one feeling guilty - seen it all to often and the poor child is stuck in the middle:-( Hugs jan xxx
    Nance Avatar Casarah Nance
    Date: 8/14/2014 6:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks tim. someone eventually has to clean up the mess
  1. Date: 8/14/2014 6:04:00 PM
    Casarah, I can feel such mourning from your heart in each and every line. Thanks for sharing a piece of your soul that is fragile. Take care love. oxox Gaikl

    Nance Avatar Casarah Nance
    Date: 8/14/2014 6:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Gail, hugs you are so sweet.
  1. Date: 8/14/2014 5:00:00 PM
    Oh Casarah this is so so sad its made me tearful its like all the joy has gone from ones life and its just a bleak existence:-( hugs Jan xxx

    Allison Avatar Jan Allison
    Date: 8/14/2014 6:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh that is so so refreshing to hear Casarah. A few years ago someone I know was bemoaning the fact she has spent £500 on one child so had to spend the same on the other two - £1500 for one day - sheer madness and the kids just get more and more materialistic and want want want the latest gadget - my son is the other way inclined and DOESNT want and that is just as hard LOL. Abby is truly a very lucky young lady to have an amazing down to earth sensible mum! Hugs Jan xxx
    Nance Avatar Casarah Nance
    Date: 8/14/2014 6:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yeah we never really did christmas either around middle school age my dad had no job or money. We haven't bought presents for Abby for christmas but we decorate and do all the festivities, its not about gifts but the experience. every day is magical, celebrate it :)
    Allison Avatar Jan Allison
    Date: 8/14/2014 5:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm taking it one day at a time Casarah - if Christmas happens this year great - if not great - brings back bad memories of mums fall in 2009 so I've had no heart in it since then - if I want to buy someone a present I'll do it when the time is right not just because society determines it is to be at Christmas - different when you have children of course - its a magical time:-) Hugs as ever jan xxxx
    Nance Avatar Casarah Nance
    Date: 8/14/2014 5:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ya got me thinking about Christmas the other day Jan. I'll dust off the star on top of the tree soon enough...hugs