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Christmas came on a frosty day

Soft dawn light... 
Broke in the east 
Pink and red, 
in late December 
Christmas came on a frosty day... 
What I can remember.....
 
This time, so long ago 
So many years passed by 
Yet, I remember 
The cold winter in that December 
The geese long since gone south 
Honking cry, 
in an Autumn sky
 
I was a merest wisp of a boy 
All I ever wanted.... 
was that toy.... 
I was seven... 
You know... 
On that frosty Christmas day 
Back then....
 
Cold winters, come and go 
I am old ,you know... 
Yet, I remember that Christmas 
On a frosty day, 
back then.... 
In deep snow... 
I was seven....
 
Most of the family have passed on, 
gone to heaven 
I remember how the candles shone, 
long ago 
I am old , you know.... 
I was seven.. 
Then...
 
We were poor, you know 
back then... 
Long ago 
I was seven... 
A mere wisp of a boy
 
I am old now, 
but I still remember 
My favourite Christmas... 
My favourite toy.... 
I was seven
 
Christmas came on a frosty day.... 
Like so many since then 
I still have that toy... 
By my bed 
I am eighty seven, 
you know... 
and still a boy.....


Matthew.B

Copyright © Matthew Brackley | Year Posted 2015

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  1. Date: 1/1/2016 11:57:00 AM

    MATTHEW, pleasure to read :) HAVE YOURSELF A HAPPY January 1st. ...... SKAT
  1. Date: 12/31/2015 6:31:00 PM

    Great write MAtthew.. hope you have a great 2016..

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