A Christmas Poem

by Julie Frayn on December 24, 2013 in  Writing

This is a little poem I wrote for my children all the way back in 1999, when they were babes of 7 and 5. Oh, how things have changed. Merry Christmas to everyone from our little atheist household. I wish you all peace and happiness in 2014 and beyond.

 

I can see Christmas

It looks like sparkling lights

On houses and on Christmas trees

Twinkling in the night

 

I can hear Christmas

It sounds like bells that jingle

Like Christmas carols and busy malls

And reindeer hooves on shingles

 

I can smell Christmas

It smells like cookies baking

Like turkey and like pine trees

And like tarts that Grandma’s making

 

I can touch Christmas

It’s a fireplace warming my toes

It feels like family hugging me

And snowflakes on my nose

 

I can taste Christmas

It’s sweet like gingerbread

Like sugar cookies and chocolates

And candy canes, green and red

 

Christmas makes me happy

It fills my heart with love and joy

I wish I could be Santa and

Give to every girl and boy

 

Miss you Daddy. xo

Miss you Daddy. xo

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Ben Ditmars December 24, 2013 at 8:00 am

Beautiful poem, Julie :-)

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Julie Frayn December 24, 2013 at 8:08 am

Thank you, Ben. Have a gnomerful Christmas. (Hey, where I work we have gnome salt and pepper shakers. Immediately thought of you :))

Carolyn Frayn December 24, 2013 at 9:19 am

I love this, still… beautiful…
Miss Dad as well, every day, but especially at Christmas.
Love you muchly…

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Julie Frayn December 24, 2013 at 11:52 am

Love you too. Christmas and Easter and Friday the 13th are the times I think of him most.

Carolyn Frayn December 26, 2013 at 10:53 am

Me too…

Sean P. Farley December 24, 2013 at 11:28 am

Julie, this is wonderful. It’s charming and whimsical and light. I can sense the joy in it! :)

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Julie Frayn December 24, 2013 at 11:53 am

Thank you, Sean. I like whimsical and joyful :)

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