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Simple Celebrations

With cheerful hearts we join in celebrations
in our simple, quiet upstate town
and Main Streets' decorations look so pretty
laced with the snowflakes that are falling down
We'll take a ride to look at all the houses
that delight us with their bright displays
and when we go downtown to do some shopping
we hum to carols that the speakers play

On Christmas Eve we gather with our neighbors
with our families and beloved friends
and happily as we are joined together
our hearts fill with the joy this season sends
As we are sharing goodies and our laughter
Christmas songs play on the radio*
These simple celebrations are a treasure
that I have been so blessed to come to know

*One tradition that I love in the small upstate
New York town I live in is that our local radio station
plays Christmas music from Christmas Eve through
Christmas Day and always seems to be a part of our
gatherings.  They play music on Main Street throughout
the year but the Christmas tunes are always the loveliest!

Inspired by Carolyn Devonshires' Christmas in Your Town contest

Copyright © Robin L. Gass

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  1. Date: 2/19/2011 3:59:00 PM
    It's not Christmas now as I comment here, but I'm glad I read this nice seasonal piece. You have great descriptiveness and rhyming here.

  1. Date: 10/31/2009 2:12:00 PM
    and to all a merry christmas and to all a good night. jhl

  1. Date: 10/31/2009 6:47:00 AM
    Excellent imagery and poetic flow ... I could see it all ... very descriptive and a beautiful message.. happy to meet another Jersey girl .. I am now here 17 years.. luv it! as much as I luv your poetry.. thankxxx for your special comments about my poetry.. let us both continue to write and share with the Soup gang... Linda-Marie.. Happy Halloween...

  1. Date: 10/30/2009 7:12:00 AM
    Christmas is such a delightful time of the year. Christmas songs are so joyful. I like the tradition that you mentions about playing Christmas music on Main street. Happy Holidays and good luck in the contest. God be with you. Lovingly, Dane Ann

  1. Date: 10/30/2009 2:07:00 AM
    Best wishes with this Robin.Rgds Brian & thank you for your welcome comments today

  1. Date: 10/22/2009 7:57:00 PM
    good luck in the contest, nicely penned

  1. Date: 10/22/2009 7:21:00 PM
    Good luck in the contest...Marty

  1. Date: 10/22/2009 7:19:00 PM
    I really enjoyed reading this...thanks for all the nice comments...Marty

  1. Date: 10/22/2009 8:06:00 AM
    your mixing christmas and holloween. it'a a nice poem but a bad mix. there's a mummy in my nativity looking at the baby jesus. what's up with that. jhl

  1. Date: 10/21/2009 12:19:00 PM
    Good luck in the contest. Nicely done and sounds like a warm and loving place to live. Thanks for your comments on my poems. Keep writing. Sara

  1. Date: 10/20/2009 11:43:00 PM
    Bestb wishes with this poem Robin.Rgds Brian & thank you for your welcome comments today

  1. Date: 10/20/2009 10:06:00 AM
    Masterful display of talent, Robin. Wishing you the best in this contest. Sincerely, Love, Moses

  1. Date: 10/20/2009 9:29:00 AM
    Thank you for presenting your wonderful poetry to us today. It was an enjoyable read for me. Thank you Robin. I wish you the best in Carolyn's contest. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/20/2009 2:26:00 AM
    Reads like a Thomas Kinkade painting, beautiful work Robin and best of luck in the contest...Raul

  1. Date: 10/20/2009 1:10:00 AM
    Ahhhhh! What beautiful memories you re-kindle for me. Thank you, Robin. Best wishes in Carolyn's contest. Love, Lainie

  1. Date: 10/19/2009 10:17:00 PM
    Exceptional poem, Robin! So far, this piece is one of the winners! Great job! Ruben.

  1. Date: 10/19/2009 8:06:00 PM
    Delightful, Robin. I think radio stations nationwide have the Christmas music on during the holidays. There is one in Panama City, Florida, that starts the music the day after Halloween and continues it until January 2. Overkill, there. I love the picture you paint of your town in upstate New York! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 10/19/2009 4:45:00 PM
    Good luck in the contest, Robin! Great imagery in this excellent write!!

  1. Date: 10/19/2009 3:41:00 PM
    You've painted a lovely picture of a holiday in small town America. It makes one realize that all towns are so much the same....our hearts and the holiday traditions aren't much different, no matter what country or state you live . Great entry to the contest, Robin! Best luck with this wonderful poem.! ~Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 10/19/2009 2:54:00 PM
    Nice place I think. Thats what Chrstmas shoulddbe.fBG