Sight, Sound and Scent
When I think of the bygone Christmas
Images that come to my mind are
Candy canes, cookies and popcorn strands
Adorning the Christmas tree.
The popcorn strands are easier to make
And still, I think, a family project.
I know, decorating with cookies difficult
But feel their homey feel with cookie cutters
Which can be napkin rings for the table
Hear the sleigh bells ring
Creating the quintessential Christmas melody
Hang a strap of sleigh bells on your front door
Warm sounds a great greeting for the guests.
But the best sound is children’s laughter
And the squeals of glee, as the presents opened
Think of the toys that simple things
You might have played with a child
Like a jack-in-box or spinning circus top.
Spices, bayberry and baked things,
Are all scents that evoke the holidays
Choose the Christmas décor that appeals
Not only to eyes but to the nose and ears
Drape fir branches tied with a red bow above the door.
Form: Free Verse
Third place win
Contest: A Child's Christmas by Shadow Hamilton