A TIME FOR FAMILY
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Christmas has always been for family;
it has always been more about them
than the season’s trappings and gifts.
A time for wide-eyed children,
for delight and giddy happiness,
for smiles that come easily to each and all.
A time when we can appreciate
our close-knit bonds; all of us wanting
to be right where we are, right then.
A time when jubilant hosts and exuberant guests
go off to midnight mass in the dark winter’s snow
while a grand feast awaits, before the tired children sleep.
Christmas morning, with laughter and late breakfast
turns into laptop lunch amidst gift-wrapped presents.
And then, 'the visiting' when we travel to other festive gatherings.
Christmas has always been first anticipation and then joy;
the joy of being together, reliving memories of our past
while making memories for our future.
Written in collaboration with T. Kirk Tierney
Submitted on December 23, 2022 for contest PRICELESS POETRY sponsored by REGINA MCINTOSH
on November 14, 2022 for contest MOST BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS POEM sponsored by MYSTIC ROSE ROSE
and October 29, 2022 for contest A BRIAN STRAND PREMIERE CHOICE sponsored by BRIAN STRAND
AP: 2nd place 2022, Honorable Mention 2022
Originally posted on October 28, 2022
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