CHRISTMASTIME

Holidays bring sadness
Thoughts of love that didn’t last
Missing those that are gone
Memories of the past.

Putting up the Christmas lights
Thoughts of holly, and Christmas trees
Listening to  Christmas Carols
Wishing you were here with me.

The Christmas melancholy
Pervades the holidays
Wishing that I could let go
Of my  thoughts,   so dark and  grey.

Happiness is a state of mind
It’s time to start anew
You wouldn’t want me sitting here
Crying over you.

The Lionels sit in the box
Along with thoughts of you
The memories so hard for me
I sit here sad and blue.

But, it’s time to resurrect that train
Get the cars back on the tracks
They might be a little rusty
May need some oil and a bit of wax.

I’ll pour a cup of sweet,  hot chocolate
Add a marshmallow and candy cane
I’ll start  feeling better
Though things will never be the same.

A new day, a new chapter
The smell of peppermint mixed with pine
The cinnamon and cookies baking
Time to rejoice, it’s Christmastime.

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Image from Google Images:  images-free.net


 

Author: Patty Richardson

Writer: Film scripts, poetry, short stories.

16 thoughts on “CHRISTMASTIME”

  1. So heartwarming, it takes the chill of the wintry winds far, far away!
    Loved these lines especially –
    “But, it’s time to resurrect that train
    Get the cars back on the tracks
    They might be a little rusty
    May need some oil and a bit of wax.”

    Liked by 1 person

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