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fond memories

through the window i peered
intricate layers of lace
painted by old man winter
obscured my view of any visible signs

the snow outside was deep
but the emotions inside ran deeper

i remember waking Christmas morn
empty plate and cup littered the sink
fancy gifts. delicately placed
beneath the now silent tree

giggles of children covered the sounds
of ripping paper being scattered about
beneath the layers of red, green, gold,
topped with only a bow, i recall that doll
trying to summersault her way over to me
(better than i ever could) little “tumbelina”
the only gift i wished for, the only thing
that seemed to matter that Christmas day
to a child who still believed in the magic
of santa, his reindeer and sleigh

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  1. Date: 5/7/2013 8:36:00 AM
    Sorry it took me so long to read this Sandra, i remember wishing for just one thing at christmas and getting it. It was as magical as this poem, great write, congrats, Car

  1. Date: 12/9/2012 10:55:00 AM
    Congrats on your win friend Sandra..cheers!! :)

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 12/11/2012 5:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you! Have a lovely day!
  1. Date: 12/8/2012 8:16:00 AM
    Thank you Sandra, I remember those tumbelinas!

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 12/11/2012 5:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you...i don't remember too many things from my childhood, but i remember her...have a great week ...hugs
  1. Date: 12/8/2012 6:44:00 AM
    congrats Sandra on an outstanding write and win luv ..

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 12/11/2012 5:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so very much! Have a wonderful week, hope to catch up reading and writing soon! Hugs
  1. Date: 12/8/2012 5:48:00 AM
    Big Congratulations Sandra love xx

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 12/11/2012 5:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so very much :) hugs
  1. Date: 12/7/2012 10:46:00 PM
    oh my, another Thumbellina person!!! I got mine at about age 8 I think. just loved her!!! Congrats on your win.

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 12/11/2012 5:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so very much, i think i was 7 or 8 myself....loved her more than any gift as a child, she was my friend many years :) Hugs
  1. Date: 12/7/2012 9:42:00 PM
    What an awesome write. You capture the excitement of childhood beautifully. Big congrats!

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 12/11/2012 5:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Heather...i work with kids so always see the magic through them...hugs
  1. Date: 12/7/2012 8:59:00 PM
    Sandra, , CONGRATULATIONS :-) ON YOUR XOOL WINNING POEM~LINDA

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 12/11/2012 5:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your sweet replies on my poems...I hope to find more time to check out the contests and catch up on reading and writing :) Hugs
  1. Date: 12/7/2012 6:31:00 PM
    Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 12/11/2012 5:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much!
  1. Date: 11/28/2012 1:03:00 PM
    Happy memories Sandra ...... time that was and never come back. - Love it, beautifully written!! - Thank you Sandra. - Wish you a nice day. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 9:20:00 AM
    this is surly a beautiful poem a beautiful memory, surly worth being here on soup just to read gems like this. thank you Sandra...

  1. Date: 11/26/2012 10:59:00 AM
    This is so wonderful, days of innocence with the undertow of current realities. A lot more going on here than meets the eye. I enjoyed all the layers you placed within your masterpiece.

  1. Date: 11/26/2012 10:56:00 AM
    Beautiful written dear Sandra:) Loved reading it,and how I sometimes miss that magic feeling Christmas gave little Mr.Arild many,many moons ago..lol..Thanks for bringing back lovely memories my friend:-) Keep warm and safe,Sandra! Hugs~Arild

  1. Date: 11/25/2012 8:32:00 PM
    fond memories! that's one thing that can't be taken away from us. I hope you have many more in your future. Enjoyed your poem.

  1. Date: 11/25/2012 7:49:00 PM
    Your words make a beautiful wrapping for the memories your poem stirs in me. Fantastic write. Read;{>

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 11/25/2012 7:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you for your beautiful comment!
  1. Date: 11/25/2012 5:51:00 PM
    Children's enthusiasms on Christmas Day. Harkens back childhood memories. I wish I could bottle all the fun, surprises and energy that children bring onto Christmas morn. Beautifully written Sandra. Connie

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 11/25/2012 7:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Connie :)