Friday, December 23, 2005

This Christmas Day

Brightly colored presents
Set carefully around the tree
The angel looking down
Looking at you for me

Stockings filled with treats
Hearts filled with love
Snow is gently falling
From the heavens above

The family will gather all around the table
And the laughter will fill the air
You would be here if you were able
But you have a job to do over there

You are at the table and in our hearts
You’re never far despite the miles
We’re happy even when the crying starts
We’re sad despite the smiles

This Christmas day
This Christmas day

We miss you

This Christmas day

For all in our military unable to be home, we love you and miss you. Merry Christmas.

8 comments:

crimsonflaw said...
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crimsonflaw said...

hey that was beautiful, sweetly sad and i love the way it fades off into ´´ this christmas day´´



best,
shakir

Jodi Barone said...

I found the symmetry that you are happy even when crying, sad even when smiling powerful. Emotion is never monochromatic, nor is any one moment of the day. Thank you. jodi barone

writerwoman said...

I think the subject matter is what makes this one touching. Dedicating it to the soliders hieghtens the intensity of it, making it a much more poignant piece.

writerwoman said...

Since you wrote for the soliders you may want to check out this site:

http://operationpoem.blogspot.com/

I am a big fan of what they are doing there. I wrote a poem for them earlier this year.

Scott Clawson said...

Since I am prior service this poem hits home for me as it lets me remember the Christmas' spent abroad and how my family celebrated their holiday. Thank you for your poem and for sharing it.

mariacristina said...

Very sweet. I'm sure there are plenty of soldiers who would love to read this poem, and families too. It's kind of you to think of others, and show it in a poem.

Brian said...

very touching... very sincere.