Christmas in the Philippines

by mossgirl19   Nov 16, 2017


The lights are heading downtown
where Santa sits in a red chair, smiling.

The town hall resembled a palace in a sea of twinkling glitters,
a giant sparkling tree stands proudly at the public park as
the smell of Bibingka fills the nostrils.

A little boy nags his mama for some dirty ice cream, she shakes her head but gives him some change. A little girl munches on her cotton candy, and her little tongue turned pink.

Lovers walk hand in hand, friends drag each other from one bazaar to another, giggling.

Lolo and Lola watching grand kids ride the Caterpillar, catching their breaths as they ride the Ferris Wheel.

The church bell rings, a chorus echoes thru the walls, merry voices sing The Old Lang Syne.

And then Feliz Navidad, Feliz Natividad went the choir,
With a bang, colorful explosions graced the sky and I...

I put out a smile and thought
"Nothing like Christmas in the Philippines."

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  • 8 months ago

    by Brenda

    Lady Mel, such a lovely write about Christmas in the Philippines. So magical and fun! Well done!

    • 8 months ago

      by mossgirl19

      Thank you my Queen! It is magical and fun indeed.

  • 8 months ago

    by Mark

    This is a great write Mel!

    The town hall resembled a palace in a sea of twinkling glitters,

    Beautiful :)

    • 8 months ago

      by mossgirl19

      Thank you Mark. Yes the whole town hall is decorated with lights, such a beautiful sight at night.

  • 8 months ago

    by Michael

    Ah... Miss Mel,

    A lovely story of a Philippine Christmas, with wonderful imagery :)

    Much love
    Michael :)x

  • 8 months ago

    by mossgirl19

    Sorry I know it's too early for Christmas. :-)

    I know Christmas is also great in your respective places.

    • 8 months ago

      by ddavidd

      SO HOMMY. I FEEL YOU. EVERYONES CHRISTMASS IS BEAUTIFUL. SPEACIALY THE EARLY ONES. THEY ARE SO passionate THEY CAN'T HIDE THEMSELVES BEHIND THE CURTAINS UNTIL THE RIGHT TIME.

    • 8 months ago

      by mossgirl19

      Thanks, Frank. :-)

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