Christmas Without You

by Brittany Ottmo   Jan 8, 2013


How many years now
Has it been since you left
Time just keeps getting faster
13 years since you took your last breath.

During this time of year
I try to stay strong
Maybe some year
I will be able to move on.

But in 10 days time
It will be Christmas once again
And the joy and sad will be one
On that day I cannot win.

I know if you were here
You would tell me to continue on
And enjoy everything I have
Because I don't have too long.

"Time goes by fast my girl"
He would say to me
Then he would pull me close
And hug me so tightly.

"Don't ruin your time of year
By digging up the past
Just make some new memories
Ones that will forever last."

Hearing my Daddy's words
Makes me want to cry
Because I don't want to let go
But for him I will try.

With just 10 days left
I got much to do
I will spend this Christmas happy
Knowing I'm doing it for you!


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  • 3 years ago

    by La Reina De Corazones

    This is quite beautiful, to be fair and honest I wanted to cry! My heart feels for you since, I'm the same way with other days, some times it's hard to be happy when it's been years since the people whom you have loved just suddenly aren't there anymore and leave a whole in your heart, you're talented in writting your emotions and I hope you never stop 5/5


  • 4 years ago

    by Redangelwings

    This is a very sad poem because it is supposed to be such a great time of year. It's horrible to think about a loved one's death durning the holidays. I like the emotion throughout the whole poem. You are very brave to write about this though. I like the time frame you wrote about too. Memories are one of the best or worst things we can have. So the bad one's here are just sad. I like the ending though with the little twist. When you really like about it the one's you love always want you to be happy no mattee what. Though it is hard to grieve they want you to live. Great write.

  • 5 years ago

    by Poetess

    The title caught my attention because some years ago, I wrote a poem with the same title when I was spending my first Christmas without my grandmother. And though this was sad and brought back many memories, the ending made me smile because, even though you're thinking about him, you're going to be happy. :)
    Lovely write.