Some Christmas Memories

by mossgirl19   Nov 15, 2017


I remember Christmas with overflowing apples,
butterflies in stomach,
watchful of the hands of the clock when it strikes twelve...

I remember little presents,
old socks filled with candies,
frozen mango cream cakes
and pasta all you can...

I remember lighted stars hanging on the roof,
blinking one after another,
I remember the garden bushes wrapped in rice lights...

I remember I forget how poor we are on Christmas day,
I get new clothes for church,
and my pockets are full of coins from the neighbors...

I remember simplicity and playfulness,
I remember warmth of a family,
and I remember you...

Nanay, Christmas won't be as special as it is without you.

~missing you so much Nanay~

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  • 8 months ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    Aw, so poignant Mel. As lovely as Christmas is it's also a huge reminder of those that are missing. Beautiful and nostalgic :-) x
    =^.^=

  • 8 months ago

    by Em

    oh Lady Mel this is absolutely beautiful but so emotional and powerful as it reminds me of my own Nan at Christmas time as she'd come down on Christmas eve before the buses stopped and went back the day before we started back at school... we'd play loads of card games and do loads of fun things. I miss her too, I can feel your emotions throughout this piece.

    Much love
    Em x

    • 8 months ago

      by mossgirl19

      Thank you Duchess. Such fun moments we have had with our nans.

  • 8 months ago

    by Mark

    Sad write. But of great memories of past Christmas' with Nanay ....hugs

  • 8 months ago

    by deeplydesturbed

    Such a beautiful tribute to what sounds like an amazing G'Ma..
    Well done :)

  • 8 months ago

    by ddavidd

    I whish I could meet this wonderful Nanay of yours Liz, who reflects on your poetry this much.
    Lovely!!

    • 8 months ago

      by mossgirl19

      Thank you, Frank. Although you have to meet Nanay in heaven. :-)

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