A Poem for Christmas Eve

For over 15 years I produced a Newsletter to enclose with my Christmas cards which were sent out to friends and family at the beginning of December. Last year was the first time I had nothing to report as our year had been a dead loss, nothing exciting happened, we didn’t do anything spectacular or go anywhere and I could only produce 2 or 3 sentences instead of a full sheet of A4 as I had in the past.

I’d already made my cards, so I wrote the following and slipped it in as the verse. If you’ve read my post Christmas Past, you’ll understand the significance of the last few lines.

 (Written for Christmas 2012)


I think of Christmases long ago,

Holly, mulled wine and mistletoe,

Times have changed so much I know,

But we wish you a merry Christmas.


Twinkling lights on the Christmas Tree,

Wonderful food for dinner and tea,

Oh how merry we all would be,

Together each year for Christmas.


Presents were opened, one by one,

Thought and love packed into every one,

Happy and tired, when the day was done,

Warm memories of Christmas.


Loved ones have moved far away,

Keeping in touch whenever they may

As time rushes on, day after day,

But we think of them all at Christmas.


The street is quiet as we close the door,

Two of us and the dog, never no more,

Curling up by the fire with the ones I adore,

God Bless you all this Christmas.


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However you celebrate, wherever you are and whoever you’re with, may you all have a wonderful Christmas.



About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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