Sunday, November 23, 2008

Prompt 39: Childhood Memories

Geraldine of My Poetic Path brings us this week's prompt of childhood memories. Here is her beautiful poem on this subject:

The
first of
December
Thoughts of
Christmas.
Soon to arrive.
Expectations ran high.
Snow days and blizzards.
Making a list, checking it twice.
Then Santa's letter printed and ready to mail.
Christmas baking; heady, wonderful aromas.
Pageants at school, with costumes of many colors.
The tall lush evergreen, centerpiece of the season.
We decorated so carefully; each bough lovingly adorned.
With some old, some new, every one used and none forgotten.
The long days of dark December. Homework complete.
Sitting in the darkened living room; time alone to drift away.
Marvelling at the masterpiece of lights and shining ornaments.
Gazing far beyond to the magic to follow. Hurry, hurry, hurry!
Christmas eve: midnight mass and carolling.Treats aplenty!
Then the long awaited treasures afterwards.
The secrets of shining boxes and ribbons.
Finally revealed and always worth the wait.
Then off to sleep to dream of a perfect Christmas Day.
Happy and content, still to remember these childhood memories.
On
this
winter day.

k k k k k k k

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